Merit Notification Delay Not Intentional: Fairfax Superintendent

Merit Notification Delay Not Intentional: Fairfax Superintendent

FAIRFAX COUNTY, VA — As school delays in notifying students about National Merit Scholarship Corporation commendations have taken the spotlight, Fairfax County Public Schools' superintendent spoke out against claims that it was an intentional district-wide policy. The controversy relates to schools that had delayed notifications to students who were named National Merit Scholarship Corporation's commended students honor. Commended students are not the same as the semifinalists and finalists chosen to compete for National Merit Scholarships. According to the National Merit …