Good Wednesday morning, Alexandria!
☔ Today’s weather: Partly cloudy throughout the day. High of 42 and low of 31.
⛅ Tomorrow: Mostly cloudy throughout the day. High of 41 and low of 30. Sunrise at 7:15 am and sunset at 5:31 pm.
🚨 You need to know
An accounting error by the Virginia Department of Education means local schools around Virginia will receive $201 million less in state aid than expected, the Richmond Times-Dispatch first reported.
Additionally, that error hit for $58 million less for the current K-12 year. State officials clarified that the error meant those funds were never received by school divisions.
The error emerged when the state failed to account for funding changes relating to the elimination of the state’s portion of the grocery sales tax. The elimination of the grocery sales tax was part of a broader tax cut package.
State funds accounted for 19.7% of Alexandria City Public School’s (ACPS) operating fund for Fiscal Year 2023’s operating budget — a not insignificant amount, but the majority of ACPS funding comes from the city appropriation — 79.9% of the budget. The state’s error will have a bigger impact on school districts where more of the budget is reliant on the state.
“State revenues are projected to increase mainly in the area of basic aid, sales tax, supplemental lottery per pupil allocation, and at-risk,” the ACPS budget said. “This is slightly offset by decreases in other funding categories.”
📈 Tuesday’s most read
The following are the most-read ALXnow articles for Jan 31, 2023.
- Old Town residents and business owners cry foul over new George Washington Birthday Parade route (1885 views)
- Lorton man charged with DWI after multi-vehicle crash in Old Town (1071 views)
- Inside Alexandria’s race to install new floodwater mitigation projects before the next big storm (166 views)
- Notes: Law firm in minority-owned business grant lawsuit has ties to Trump (123 views)
🗞 Other local coverage
- Learn About Public Service: Apply Now To Join Alexandria’s Community Academies
Zebra (Tuesday @ 4:51 pm)
- Fire Alarm System Was Shut Off When Alexandria High-Rise Fire Occurred
Patch (Tuesday @ 3:24 pm)
- Don’t Be Left Out in the Cold on National Hot Chocolate Day!
Zebra (Tuesday @ 3:22 pm)
- George Washington Birthday Parade, Other 2023 Events In Alexandria
Patch (Tuesday @ 10:25 am)
- New Alexandria Logo, Tourism Campaign Coming
Alexandria Living (Tuesday @ 7:54 am)
- Some Alexandria City Services to Move to ‘West End City Hall’
Alexandria Living (Tuesday @ 7:33 am)
🐦 Tweets of note
Not using your headlights in the rain is just eww. pic.twitter.com/IKdnzubnED
— VDOT (@VaDOT) January 30, 2023
There are still a few days to submit your thoughts regarding proposed No Turn On Red treatments. Comments can be submitted via email to [email protected] pic.twitter.com/MVRzxBUBKz
— Alexandria Transportation & Environmental Services (@AlexandriaVATES) January 31, 2023
📅 Upcoming events
Here is what’s going on today in Alexandria, from our event calendar.
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The team behind the proposed Old Town Business Improvement District (BID) is giving itself a few more months to get the project the support it needs. Per new guidelines approved…
On the edge of Alexandria, The Landing shines with nurturing and innovative boutique-style senior living set in the cultural and intellectual hub of North Potomac Yard, with magnificent panoramic views…
Are you a landlord? Discover what issues you should know about the renting in the latest Ask McEnearney.
The Alexandria Police Department will start rolling out its body worn camera program next month but it won’t be until next January that all the department’s officers are wearing them….
Monarch Montessori School located in the heart of Del Ray is enrolling children 6 weeks to 6 years of age for our half day and full day program.
Our hours of operation are 8:00 AM to 5:30 PM, Monday-Friday. Monarch Montessori School is open year round, with intermittent breaks.
Children engage in self-directed, self-initiated activities under the guidance of a trained Montessori teacher. Classroom sizes range from 8-12 students. Our robust curriculum includes botany, sensorial activities, the social graces, culture, math, science, practical life, geography, music appreciation and language arts.
You’ll get half off of the registration fee when you register and begin care with us before April 30, 2023.
EDBS Dental Billing Solutions is pleased to announce that it has achieved compliance with the federally mandated standards of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) through the use of Compliancy Group’s proprietary HIPAA methodology, The Guard® compliance tracking software, and HIPAA Seal of Compliance®.
The HIPAA Seal of Compliance is issued to organizations that have implemented an effective HIPAA compliance program through the use of The Guard, Compliancy Group’s proprietary compliance tracking solution.
Clients and patients are becoming more aware of the requirements of HIPAA compliance and how the regulation protects their personal information. Forward-thinking providers like EDBS Dental Billing Solutions choose the HIPAA Seal of Compliance to differentiate their services.
Del Ray Dog Fest & Yappy Hour
The 1st Annual Del Ray Dog Fest is a fun outdoor event that will include dog-centered activities, dog menu items, live music, vendors and food on Sunday, April 2 from 11am- 3pm at the George Washington Middle School parking lot.