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What a Night! Maggie Hansford Kicks Off Campaign for Brentsville (Prince William County) Supervisor

What a night! Congrats to Maggie Hansford for Brentsville PWC Supervisor for an outstanding campaign launch last night. Despite the snow and traffic from an accident, nearly one hundred supporters gathered, including Del. Danica Roem, Sen. Jeremy McPike and Del. Hala Ayala, to embrace her grassroots progressive campaign.

Speech teacher enters 2019 race for Brentsville supervisor

Maggie Hansford is a speech teacher and mom of three who’s tired of Prince William County’s schools being perennially underfunded and overcrowded.

She’s also frustrated by planning decisions that leave “sidewalks to nowhere” and create new schools that few students can reach on foot. All of these shortcomings, Hansford says, keep Prince William County from attracting the kind of commercial development that could take the pressure off residential tax bills.

Those are among the issues Hansford, 39, says she’ll address if elected to the Prince William County Board of Supervisors in 2019.

OPINION: ‘Proposed Budget for Teacher Salaries Is Shameful’

I thank our school board for beginning to address the lack of funding for social workers and school counselors. However, I continue to have concerns with our ability to hire additional staff positions. PWCS does not pay competitive salaries, compared to our surrounding districts. The proposed budget for teacher salaries is shameful.

PWCS Teachers Advocate for Cost of Living Increase

This year, a group of Prince William County School educators says it is time they receive both a step increase (2.8%) and Cost of Living, or “COLA”(2%) increase.

“We have a recession budget in a good economy. At what point are we going to invest in our teachers?” asked teacher Maggie Hansford of T. Clay Wood Elementary School in Nokesville.

Residents, NAACP call for Prince William supervisors to denounce KKK flyers

After more KKK flyers appeared over the weekend in communities in Gainesville and Bristow, area residents called on the Prince William Board of County Supervisors on Tuesday to officially denounce the anti-Semitic and racist pamphlets.

About 10 people spoke during the board’s regular meeting. Some even asked for the removal of At-Large Chairman Corey Stewart, who did not attend the meeting.

The flyers were found in driveways Sunday morning, according to Prince William police. Similar incidents have been reported in Triangle and in Fauquier and Loudoun counties since last fall.