Education Week, January 27, 1999, p. 7

The superintendent for Fairfax County, Va., came under fire when the budget he submitted to the school board cut $8 million in new technology funding from the amount officials had initially planned.

Parents, members of the business community, and other stakeholders criticized the move in this suburban Washington district, which is laden with technology and telecommunications companies.

The superintendent’s plan would reduce from 8,000 to 5,500 the number of new computers purchased, and would cut back on staff training as well.