Northern Virginia’s daily dose of local and national news for Thursday, March 21.
Fairfax County Public Schools is investigating the school system’s seclusion and restraint procedures. Students at some school in Fairfax are routinely secluded, or involuntarily confined, according to a report on WAMU-FM. The station identified hundreds of cases that school system officials did not report to the federal government. (The Washington Post)
Today’s weather is rainy, and the NoVA region is currently under a flood watch and StormTeam4 weather alert. Rain totals are estimated to be between 1 to 2 inches. (WTOP)
Virginia sales tax on tampons, diapers and other personal hygiene products will be reduced by more than half beginning Jan. 1, 2020. (InsideNoVA)
The Leesburg Town Council has set aside 12.65 acres of Rogers Farm as part of the historic district. The unanimous vote will save a tree stand, farmhouse, barn and outbuildings from development. (Loudoun Times-Mirror)