Monday evening, July 27, into Tuesday morning the City Council and School Board discussed the request for proposal for expansion of George Mason High School and Mary Ellen Henderson Middle School. The two bodies met in joint session to edit the documents, and then separately to vote on them (and on other matters). The School Board approved 6-0 a resolution releasing the RFP. The draft is here: http://www.boarddocs.com/vsba/fccpsva/Board.nsf/files/9YTR5X6BB91C/$file/Resolution06-15GM.MEH.RFP.pdf. School Board members believed the City Council also approved a resolution to release the RFP by a 6-1 vote. That would mean that the RFP would be formally released in just a few days.
The two biggest issues in the discussion were the degree of public participation in the process in the future, and what the language should be regarding how proposals for mixed commercial and residential uses would be viewed. I'll write more about that tomorrow.
In the later School Board only session, the Superintendent gave a report on Mt. Daniel. I'll also write more about that tomorrow.