"Recognize that this plan will cost money, it’s something that we are ambitious about. " “Success comes when all schools and the division share a vision for success and are aligned to the same four commitments and are aligned … with everyone working towards the same north star,” McDade told the school board in a presentation Wednesday night. “We have set ambitious goals for Prince William County Public Schools. Suggested Solution: Create a 35% Commercial Tax Base!
"If the public and the Prince William Board of County Supervisors were excited about the potential new programming and advances in student achievement ... they should be prepared to pay for it.
“Plans cost money. … We need to do more on increasing the per-pupil spending,” Lateef said.
“It’s unfortunate that in the real world we have to make cuts. … Recognize that this plan will cost money, it’s something that we are ambitious about. …
That comes with an effort that we must increase funding to our school division. We have to make real gains on this [regional] chart, we cannot continue to be here at the bottom. If we do, we won’t achieve what’s in this plan.”