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March 2, 2018

5 Friday Fauquier factoids: Students’ physical activity

File Photo/Cassandra Brown
Fauquier elementary school students spend more than three hours a week in physical education and recess.
30 minutes
The approximate amount of time that elementary students (K-5) get for recess each day in Fauquier County Public Schools.

Elementary students also spend about 40 minutes in physical education classes one day a week.

Middle schoolers (Grades 6-8) have about 45 minutes of physical education every day, all year.

Ninth- and 10th-graders in Fauquier’s three high schools have about 45 minutes of PE class for half the year. Juniors and seniors can take PE as an elective.

Height of the tallest public official in Fauquier County: Warrenton Town Councilman Sean Polster (At-large).

If one wanted to assemble a basketball team from that pool, it might include:

• County Fire Chief Darren Stevens, 6-feet-4-1/2.

• School Associate Superintendent for Instruction Major Warner, 6-feet-4-1/2 (a former Fauquier High star who plated at Emory & Henry College).

• School Superintendent David Jeck, 6-feet-4.

• County Administrator Paul McCulla, 6-feet-3.

• County Assistant Planning Chief Andrew Hopewell, 6-feet-3.

• County planning commission member Bob Lee, 6-feet-3.

Licensed businesses in Fauquier and the towns of Warrenton, The Plains and Remington.

The county has 2,642 businesses; Warrenton, 863; The Plains, 59, and Remington, 48.

$1.1 million
Revenue generated per penny on the county’s real estate tax rate, which stands at $1.039 per $100 assessed value.

Before Fauquier’s new real estate assessments took effect in January, a penny on the tax rate generated $1 million.

Because of those assessments, overall real estate values for residential and nonresidential property have increased about 16 percent, according Wampler Eanes Appraisal Group Ltd. of Daleville, which determined the worth of Fauquier’s 33,695 parcels.

For tax purposes, Fauquier reassesses the county’s real estate every four years. The Code of Virginia requires local government to reassess all property at 100 percent of fair market value.

The number of electricity customers that three utilities serve in Fauquier County.

Dominion Energy, Virginia’s largest utility company, has 21,418 customers here.

NOVEC (Northern Virginia Electric Co-op) has 6,508.

Rappahannock Electric Cooperative serves 5,516 Fauquier customers.
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