Fairfax County Public Schools considers boundary changes

Boundary changes and potentially bussing students could be coming to the largest school district in northern Virginia.

Fairfax County Public Schools will decide if its school boundary policy needs to be reviewed and updated before year’s end.

FOX 5 has learned the decision is being driven by overpopulation in pockets in the county and overcrowding at schools, according to Fairfax County Public Schools board member Elizabeth Schultz.

Schultz says bussing students to schools outside their neighborhoods could be included in a new school boundary policy.

She recently met with realtors who are concerned about the impact this could all have on homeowners’ property values.

FOX 5 has learned the decision to review school boundaries is also being prompted by schools being underutilized.  The board will likely decide in December how to move forward concerning the issue.