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February 9, 2018

5 Friday Fauquier factoids: Four decades of Big Macs

Photo/Lawrence Emerson
With its replacement rising, only rubble remains of the McDonald’s that opened in Warrenton on Jan. 30, 1971.
Years the old McDonald’s restaurant stood at 351 Broadview Ave. in Warrenton before getting demolished this week. The popular fast-food eatery opened Jan. 30, 1971.

A smaller, 4,796-square-foot McDonald’s should open there Monday, March 19.

The new restaurant will retain two entrances/exits on Broadview Avenue and one on Roebling Street. It will feature two drive-thru lanes, 52 parking spaces and a new play place.

The number of bedrooms in the mansion at North Wales, a 1,471-acre estate west of Warrenton.

The 38500-square-foot home also has 13 full and three half-baths.

On the real estate since last spring, North Wales has an asking price of $33 million.

6.8 million
Gallons of water Warrenton’s four carwashes used last year. That equates to an average 570,000 gallons per month.

Together, White Horse Auto Wash, Dr. Car Wash, Warrenton Car Wash and the Exxon Circle K carwash last year paid the town $97,900 for water.

Students with disabilities enrolled in Fauquier County Public Schools during the 2017-18 term — up 31 percent from seven years early.

During the 2011-12 term, students with disabilities totaled 1,268.

In his proposed fiscal 2019 budget, Superintendent David Jeck asked for two additional special education teachers to improve instruction for students with disabilities and to continue to meet state and federal requirements. If approved, the two full-time positions would cost $155,914.

Cost of furnishing a firefighter with protective clothing and gear, including:
• Coat — $1,250.
• Hood — $35.
• Pants — $1,050.
• Boots — $360.
• Helmet — $250.
• Gloves — $95.
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Jim Griffin · February 11, 2018 at 2:47 pm
BJ, interesting question, so I went looking for numbers to share.

1. Home schooling up, correlated in part with disabilities:

"Another reason for the increase in home schooling is that parents want to provide hands-on help to their children who may have learning disabilities, said Yvonne Bunn, director of legislative affairs for the Home Educators Association of Virginia."

Precise numbers:

These number correlate closely, home schooling and disabled students, both rising at roughly the same rate.

2. Fauquier public school enrollment down: 2014-15, 11,055; 2015-2016, 11,042; 2016-2017, 11,007.

3. Further Fauquier school enrollment declines predicted:

2017-18, 10,910; 2018-19, 10,821; 2019-20, 10,729; 2020-21, 10,602; 2021-22, 10,587; 2022-23, 10,484; 2013-24, 10,462; 2024-25, 10,383; 2025-26, 10,389; 2026-27, 10,371.

(Same document as No. 2 above.)
citizen observer · February 10, 2018 at 10:34 am
Maybe it is a result of their parents eating too many Big Macs!
BJ · February 10, 2018 at 8:51 am
Students with disabilities enrolled in Fauquier County Public Schools during the 2017-18 term — up 31 percent from seven years early. Does anyone know if that is due to an increase in population moving to area, or a change in diagnosis to health issues? What is happening to our children???
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