A myth seems to be developing that the Fairfax County School Board acted too quickly to implement full-day Mondays for elementary schools. On the contrary, the school board procrastinated for years and years.
Anyone who says the school board didn’t have enough information has not been paying attention. Also, those who say the school board didn’t give time for community input have it all backwards. The recent poll shows overwhelming support from parents for full-day Mondays. The exact figures in a specific poll are not important. The real problem is that the school board ignored this widespread dissatisfaction for so many years.
Clearly there was something lacking in the governance process to allow this problem to drag on for so long.