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Aldie, A Tiny School In Booming Loudoun, Pitches Expansion To Keep Its Village Feel

A small schoolhouse has anchored the village of Aldie, in western Loudoun County, Va., since before the Civil War began.But pressure keeps building in Loudoun, one of the fastest-growing jurisdictions in the country, to build big, modern schools and to squeeze the maximum value out of every dollar in the school budget.

Almost every year, there are rumors that Aldie and the other small schools in the rural western part of the county will be shut down. I