Friday, March 8, 2013
Office hours will take place Saturday in Lorton and Greater Alexandria.
Dan Storck, who represents the Mount Vernon District on the Fairfax County School Board, will host community office hours Saturday. Storck hosts community office hours the second Saturday of each month: Members of the community are invited to stop by to ask questions or to discuss concerns, no appointment necessary. If you have any questions about the community office hours, please contact Dan Storck at Dan.Storck@fcps.edu or his assistant, Barb Larsen at Barbara.Larsen@fcps.edu .
Thursday, January 3, 2013
Capital Improvement Plan proposes two new elementary schools in Route 1 corridor.
Elementary schools serving the northern portion of Route 1 and Fort Belvoir are expected to see significant overcrowding in the next five years. A potential solution, according to the recently released draft of the Fairfax County Capital Improvement Plan: two new elementary schools for the Route 1 corridor. The five-year CIP budget will total $871.2 million or roughly $174.2 million per year. Funds approved in the 2011 School Bond Referendum and previous referenda will address approximately $190.8 million of the five-year requirement, leaving a balance of $680.3 million unfunded. Officials expect another referendum in fall 2013. Along with two possible elementary schools in the Richmond Highway Corridor and the eastern area of Fairfax …
Tuesday, October 16, 2012
Storck will host town hall meetings in Lorton and Mount Vernon.
Mount Vernon District School Board Representative Dan Storck will host two town hall meetings to discuss school issues and priorities, as well as Mount Vernon District's needs. Parents, students, and community members are invited to these meetings. The meetings are scheduled for the following dates: No registration is required. For more information, contact Barbara Larsen at 571-423-1069 or by e-mail at Barbara.Larsen@fcps.edu.
Thursday, September 6, 2012
What are his priorities for the new school year?
The 2012-2013 school year has begun, and the Fairfax County School Board will be working from now until next summer to keep the doors open and the lights on for the nation's 11th-largest school system. On Tuesday, Patch spoke with Mount Vernon School Board representative Dan Storck to talk about the specific issues he will tackle this school year. Storck, who was reelected last November, has served on the board since 2003, and served as chairman from 2007-2009. His tenure has been marred by difficulty, particularly with a growing student population during a recessionary period and has resulted in tough budget calls, including freezing teacher compensation and postponing capital improvement projects. "Funding per student is going down and…
Tuesday, April 3, 2012
The Mount Vernon School Board representative may have a tough job, but he's just what Mount Vernon needs.
Let’s talk about Dan Storck, Mount Vernon’s representative on the Fairfax County School Board. Dan was first elected in 2003. He was recently re-elected by a rather wide margin last November. Most of you know Dan as the guy who is the Abraham Lincoln look-alike. Now, if I were him, I might have ditched that look by now. But, you gotta give him credit because he loves playing the role of Honest Abe in community parades and school events. I feel the same pride when I play George Clooney at the annual Good Shepherd Church Labor Day picnic. Oh, and, by the way, Dan has a terrible job. On paper, it’s a part time job where he gets paid a whopping $20,000. In reality, it’s more than a full time commitment, and Dan has to balance his duties as …
Thursday, March 29, 2012
District Supervisors Gerry Hyland (Mount Vernon) and Jeff McKay (Lee), along with School Board Member Dan Storck, shared updates Wednesday with the Mount Vernon-Lee Chamber of Commerce.
Fairfax County's budget, development and traffic along the Route 1 corridor, and the possibility of a county meals tax were the focus of the Mount Vernon-Lee Chamber of Commerce's "Breakfast with the Supervisors" on Wednesday morning at the Belle Haven Country Club. Mount Vernon District Supervisor Gerry Hyland, Lee District Supervisor Jeff McKay and School Board Member Dan Storck updated chamber members on recent developments in the districts and the county before fielding questions from the audience. Fairfax County Budget Storck kicked off the morning by framing the county's budget, a large portion of which goes to public schools. "I know that it is a lot of money," Storck said. "But I also know that it makes a huge difference in …
Monday, February 13, 2012
Fairfax County School Board member Dan Storck answers questions as Honest Abe.
Patch recently sat down with Dan Storck, Mount Vernon District representative on the Fairfax County School Board and Abraham Lincoln look-alike, to talk in character about Lincoln's life and times. Among other questions, we asked him about his relationship with his wife, Mary Todd, and whether he thought the United States would ever have a black president. Lincoln's Birthday, or Lincoln Day, is Sunday, Feb. 12.
Thursday, November 24, 2011
He's a man of many hats, one of the stovepipe variety. How else might he emulate Honest Abe?
As most in our area know, Dan Storck is a local resident who has "Abe"-ly represented our community since 2004 as Mount Vernon’s District Representative on the Fairfax County School Board. He was also a past chairman on the same board from 2007-2009. In addition to these feats, Storck is a man of many hats, to include one of the stovepipe variety. He’s a husband, father, community leader, business owner, volunteer and an Abraham Lincoln presenter. Since Storck retained his school board seat in this latest general election, we're guessing he's feeling pretty euphoric these days. At least we're hoping he's in a jovial mood, since we're about to have a little fun at his expense and incorporate him into our latest Patch Game question! Patch …
Wednesday, October 19, 2011
Mount Vernon District Board member is up for reelection on Nov. 8; he’s being challenged by Michele Nellenbach
Dan Storck has represented the Mount Vernon District as a member of the Fairfax County School Board since 2004. He’s running again this year, against challenger Michele Nellenbach. Patch caught up with Storck, a father of three and Fort Hunt resident, recently at the Hollin Hall Pastry Shop, where we discussed education and other issues. Patch: Why are you running again? Storck: “I have unfinished things we need to accomplish for Mount Vernon students, children and the community… You need seven votes to do anything. Those seven votes are the difference between rhetoric and action. The difference for me is I’ve gotten things done. Some of the barriers, some of the things I haven’t been able to get done, are the function of the existing …
Thursday, October 6, 2011
Current Fairfax County School Board member Dan Storck and challenger Michele Nellenbach discussed education issues at Wednesday night forum at Hollin Meadows.
The hiring process for the county's next school superintendent should be transparent, with candidates' names made public, according to Mount Vernon District school board candidate Michele Nellenbach. Incumbent Daniel Storck disagreed, saying candidates' names should be kept private until the field is narrowed. That was the most the two disagreed on in a question-and-answer session held Wednesday night at Hollin Meadows Elementary School, that also included some of the at-large candidates. Voters will decide whether to give Storck another term or vote for challenger Nellenbach on Election Day, Nov. 8. The following are excerpts from the Q&A, with points made by each Mount Vernon District candidate: The first question dealt with the process …