Zach Smith, BFA Fairfax

Principal Liz Noonan said high school science teacher Zach Smith (pictured) has the “worst” of the lab classrooms because he’s the newest to join the department. Renovations would build him a proper lab space. 

FAIRFAX — Voters in the Franklin West Supervisory Union supported budgets for schools in Fairfax and Georgia.

In Fairfax, voters approved a $17.6 million budget for BFA-Fairfax, 518 to 428. The budget includes the addition of a high school teaching and learning coach as well as a partial interest payment on the bond voters approved for building renovations in December.

A surplus from the prior year, due to the labor shortage and some positions going unfilled, was split between the fiscal year 2024 and 2025 budgets, and is reducing some of the burden of an increased budget on taxpayers.

In Georgia, voters approved a $15.9 million budget for Georgia Elementary & Middle School with 418 total votes.

The budget includes $220,000 for capital improvement projects, including a new building elevator and upgrades to bathroom access.

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she/her | Bridget is the Messenger’s managing editor. She oversees the newsroom and covers the Maple Run and Franklin West school districts, the communities of St. Albans and Fairfax and pays attention to recreation, food and the arts. She's also an avid cyclist and skier. 


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