Half of Fairfax County students speak a foreign language at home.
“Fairfax schools system faces growing budget challenge as more students need ESOL classes”
By T. Rees Shapiro, Published: September 8
Those numbers have profound financial implications for the school system, which spends $3,300 per student for ESOL lessons, county budget records show. With 7,652 new students in ESOL this year, that represents an additional $25.3 million.