By School Patrol
Despite 90% of the students at J.E.B. Stuart High School polled in 2016 either liking their current name or not seeing a compelling need to change the name, the out-of-control Fairfax County School Board approved on July 27, 2017, the renaming of the tranquil and happy integrated 60-year-old school comprised of students from 80 different nationalities.
This was even after it was revealed that the school name change would cost up to one million dollars; all the while the School Board also voted to increase class sizes and curtail increasing teacher salaries. In addition, the School Board ignored pleas by students who testified that they were being threatened and bullied into silence to support the name change, and that there were rats and cock roach infestations in the school.
And this does not even include that many African Americans do not support the name change, and that many poor minorities will now have to pay out of their own pocket an additional $200,000 in school spirit related merchandise. Nor that there are 30 more schools in Fairfax County with politically incorrect names associated with slavery, including Robert E. Lee, James Madison, Thomas Jefferson, and Mount Vernon High Schools.
How did this happen? 10,000 FOIAs of school board member emails revealed that School Board members Sandy Evans and Pat Hynes secretly colluded with the NAACP to ram the name change using a handful of noisy students and teachers as props and ignoring school name change regulations.
Ironically, many students, parents, and alumni have stated they would support a name change if it was earnest and a fair process that a majority of the community wanted. Instead, it has been the complete opposite. Lies, deceit, corruption, unfairness, and injustice with poor JEB unable to defend himself from beyond the grave.
FROM BAD TO WORSE ON SEPTEMBER 9
Not wasting time after the July 27 School Board decision (or eager to act), within hours after the school board decision the Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) staff issued a notice that they had already coordinated and reserved the J.E.B. Stuart High School facilities on September 9 for the community to provide suggested new names, contingent on the School Board’s final approval, of course.
Despite a rumored Fairfax Court hearing failing on September 7 where JEB Stuart Name Keepers tried to plead a last minute injunction to stop the wasteful and sickening calculated political renaming because the school system convinced the judge that they had the power to call it Roger Taney or Joseph Stalin High School if they really wanted to.
So on September 9, 73 names were nominated at an open public meeting held at J.E.B. Stuart, where out-of-state license plates were once again observed. The 73 names nominated at the FCPS-sponsored function included the following:
- Barack H. Obama
- Bradley Chelsea Manning
- Colin Kaepernick
- Evans and Hynes Institute for Public Integrity and Fiscal Responsibility
- George Orwell “Memorial”
- Gilbert Stuart
- Julianne Moore
- Number One
- Schooly McSchoolface
- Triggered Snowflake
- Walt Disney
- Ulysses S. Grant
Oh my! So this is what Sandy Evans, Patty Hynes, and other members of the School Board have to show after wasting two years of management time and squandering tens of thousands of dollars of taxpayer dollars on renaming a happy school that only a handful of students wanted to rename (in order to include in their college applications to Northern schools).
Normally this would be very hilarious, except the entire process is rigged to hose the students, parents, alumni, and taxpayers, as a more careful analysis of the list of nominees includes the NAACP sponsored names of Barbara Rose Johns and Thurgood Marshall (even though DC already has a high school named after Thurgood Marshall, and Fairfax County has a high school named after George C. Marshall [so football games will be Marshall vs Marshall, like the title of a divorce case]).
So all it takes is a coordinated effort for the NAACP members to get the school name that they want, but nobody else wants.
FINAL JEB STUART SHOWDOWN ON SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 16
So the rigged system all comes down to Saturday, September 16, where between 10:00 AM and 6:00 PM residents of only the Stuart Pyramid community get to vote at J.E.B. Stuart High School for the name of their choice, subject to the school board’s further rigged final decision.
Yes, the out-of-state activists are upset they can’t vote (to our best knowledge), but at least they have statues of Confederates, Lincoln, Columbus, and Catholic Saints they can continue to vandalize.
For those in the Stuart Pyramid, below is the information on how to make your vote skeptically count. It would seem that since “Stuart” is still on the nomination lists, that would be the safe best, as a headless JEB is a good stopgap measure until students, alumni, and taxpayers get really mad and vote School Board members out of office.
Voters in the Stuart Pyramid area,
Now is the time to make an all-out effort to create an email chain to neighbors and friends to get out the vote for “Stuart High School.” Please email at least 10 friends and ask them to email 10 more to vote this Saturday, September 16, 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM. Only residents of the Stuart area can vote. One vote per household, bring an I.D. to the J.E.B. Stuart H.S. cafeteria.
Let your friends know that renaming the school “Stuart High School” is recommended by the School Board. Ms. Evans stated in her motion that “in the spirit of compromise and in recognition of the need to minimize costs as well as the desire for continuity by alumni – staff requests that the Stuart community consider “Stuart High School” as the new name.” This position is endorsed by the current Board Chairman Jane Strauss and At-Large Member Ryan McElveen.
Voting for Stuart alone increases the likelihood of Stuart being the #1 choice. If you feel you want to choose a second and third choice we recommend place names devoid of politics, race and gender. On the list are Peace Valley and Munson Hill, very neutral location names that shouldn’t cause trouble for the community 50 years from now.
For a full list of names on the ballot, view here.
Whatever you do, vote Stuart for #1 and vote your conscience. As always thank you for standing behind J.E.B. Stuart H.S.
Editor’s Note. Various advocates for improved decision-making by the Fairfax County School Board express their opinions under the pseudonym “School Patrol” in order to avoid real or perceived retribution against them or their children.