Being a governor’s school means TJ receives extra money from the state each year, and it can accept students living outside of Fairfax County – including students who live in nearby Prince William, Arlington and Loudoun counties, as well as those who live outside of Fairfax County. like Falls Church. But Virginia law, combined with Fairfax County Public Schools regulations, gives the school district direct control over TJ’s day-to-day operations, including its admissions system. In Legal documents Fairfax, TJ is defined as a “public school…under the sole direction and control” of the school board.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/education/youngkin-thomas-jefferson-high-admissions/2021/11/29/168fd9c8-48b3-11ec-95dc-5f2a96e00fa3_story.html What can Glenn Youngkin as governor really do to change enrollment at TJ?