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arlyn Square is a bucolic oasis in the heart of bustling, historic Bailey's Crossroads in Fairfax County, Virginia — just minutes from the cultural diversity of Arlington, Alexandria, Falls Church, and Washington, DC.
Built in 1971, our 37 townhouses are tucked away on a cul-de-sac at the end of Spring Lane off Columbia Pike. We're just inside Fairfax County's border with Arlington, between Leesburg Pike and Carlin Springs Road. (Map)
We have an active, engaged community association with an elected Board of Directors and appointed subcommittees. Our square is a mix of new and long-time residents. Some are original owners while others have lived here for two or three decades, which speaks to the great quality of life in our friendly neighborhood!

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Boundary Adjustment Starts for Glen Forest Elementary

Glen Forest Elementary School
Parents of children at Glen Forest Elementary School and community members are invited to a meeting to discuss a boundary adjustment that could possibly move some students to Bailey’s Primary, Bailey’s Upper, and Parklawn elementary schools.

The meeting is June 10, 7 p.m., in the school cafeteria, 5829 Glen Forest Drive, Bailey’s Crossroads.

The boundary adjustment would address overcrowding at Glen Forest, which has more than 1,100 students. That has led to gridlock on Glen Forest Drive, a lunch schedule with the first shift starting at 10:30 a.m., and safety concerns.

“There are no plans to move any students out of the Justice High School pyramid,” states a memo from Fabio Zuluaga, region 2 assistant superintendent at Fairfax County Public Schools. “Any approved boundary adjustments related to Glen Forest Elementary School will not change the middle or high school boundaries.”

At the meeting, parents, guardians, students, staff, and nearby residents will learn about the FCPS boundary adjustment process and will gather in small groups to provide feedback about the scope of the adjustment for Glen Forest.

Relocating some students to other schools should go a long way in relieving congestion on Glen Forest Drive, which dead-ends near the school. During peak hours, the road is jammed with school buses and parents dropping off or pickup up their children.

David McAlary, secretary of the Carlyn Square Association, a townhouse community adjacent to the school, urges Carlyn Square residents to attend the meeting and support a boundary adjustment. At previous meetings, Glen Forest PTA members and Glen Forest Drive homeowners suggested Glen Forest Drive be connected to Spring Lane to provide an outlet for school buses. Carlyn Square residents oppose that solution.

The next step in the boundary adjustment process will be a boundary study by FCPS staff. During the study, possible options will be presented for the community to consider, based on input from the June meeting. Another community meeting will be held in the fall.

The school board will then schedule a public hearing and will make a final decision on a boundary adjustment.