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New Today (2/5/16): The February 4, 2016, regular meeting of the School Board opened with a performance of the National Anthem by the Centreville High School Wildcat Guitar Ensemble. Dr. Garza recognized National School Board Member Appreciation Month. The School Board recognized Custodian Appreciation Week, National School Counseling Week, and National Career and Technical Education Month. The Board passed a Resolution recognizing Fairfax County Human Trafficking Awareness Month and a Resolution supporting the VSBA position opposing a Charter School Constitutional Amendment. The Board approved the Fiscal Year 2017 Advertised Budget. The Board heard a presentation on the recommendation to open a new Advanced Academic Center at Cooper Middle School in Fall 2016, to address overcrowding at Kilmer MS and Longfellow MS.

FY 2017 Budget

The Fairfax County School Board has adopted the FY 2017 Advertised Budget of $2.67 billion, an increase of 4.8 percent, or $121.4 million, from the FY 2016 Approved Budget.  The FY 2017 budget includes a salary increase (step and one percent market scale adjustment) for all employees, an additional $40 million to enhance teacher salaries and make them more competitive, and funding to lower class sizes in elementary schools.  Find out more. #SaveFCPS

FCPS Seeks Instructional, Bus Driver Applicants

Are you interested in working for FCPS as a teacher, counselor, librarian, instructional assistant, occupational therapist, physical therapist, or speech pathologist? Apply now. FCPS needs bus drivers to transport more than 130,000 students to 196 schools each day but more drivers are needed. Find out more about becoming a bus driver. To meet growing critical field areas, especially in special education, math, and science, principals and program managers will interview candidates at the specialty area job fair on Saturday, February 13 (inclement weather dates:  Saturday, February 20 and 27). 

Summer Learning Programs

Registration is now open for the following summer enrichment institutes, camps, and classes: Institute for the Arts (IFTA), Elementary Institute for the Arts (E-IFTA), STEM Camp, Tech Adventure Camp, and Lake Braddock Secondary School Extended Day Adult and Community Education (ACE) enrichment classes. Learn more on the Summer Learning Programs page.

Continuing Interest

  • Fairfax County School Board Adopts FY 2017 Advertised Budget of $2.67 Billion (2/4/16) Full
  • West Potomac Academy Sponsors Health Fair for Head Start Students (2/2/16) Full
  • FCPS Students Recognized for Creativity in Scholastic Art Awards Program (2/1/16) Full
  • Registration Now Open for Select 2016 FCPS Summer Programs (2/1/16) Full
  • FCPS Joins Green Schools Alliance District Collaborative (1/29/16) Full
  • Fairfax County School Board Approves FY 2017-21 CIP (1/22/16) Full
  • Edison Academy To Host Community Open House (rescheduled) (1/20/16) Full

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Franconia Elementary School Math Club members get math tips and help practicing strategies from Edison High School students, supported by teachers Renee Octaviano and Tami Snyder.

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