My children attend Loudoun County Public Schools. As a result, I have skin in the game. I will not stand by while our kids are forced to learn in outdated buildings, crowded classrooms, unsafe trailers, and unsecured facilities.
I will resist any attempts to close the small schools in our towns and villages. Instead, I propose to monetize the roof tops of our schools and public buildings by establishing an Antenna Leasing Program and leasing the rights to the infrastructure to major telecommunications carriers. The program would generate revenue to fund small school expansion and modernization, and any other security needs, while providing wireless broadband (WiFi) to the schools and surrounding communities, with no cost to the taxpayers.
In addition, I will fight hard make sure our schools are fully funded, each and every year, and to ensure our teachers are compensated at a level that appropriately reflects their value and contribution to our community.