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New Today: (1/23) Students planning to take the SAT on Saturday, January 24 should check for any potential updates regarding school closures or cancellations before heading to the test center. College Board also posts up-to-date information on test center closings at http://sat.collegeboard.org/register/sat-test-center-closings. If our schools remain open and a student is unable to get to the testing location on Saturday, the student should call SAT Customer Services at (866) 756-7346 to reschedule.

School Board News

At its January 22 regular business meeting, the Fairfax County School Board approved the FY 2016-2020 Capital Improvement Program, as updated. The Board also recognized National School Counseling Week and National Career and Technical Education Month.

FCPS Budget

Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) Superintendent Karen K. Garza has released the school system’s FY 2016 Proposed Budget of $2.6 billion, a net increase of 2.6 percent, or $64 million, from the FY 2015 Approved Budget. Details.

Continuing Interest

  • Fairfax County School Board Approves FY 2016-20 CIP (1/23/15) Full
  • Thirteen FCPS Teachers Earn National Board Certification (1/23/15) Full
  • FCPS to Pilot Check Smart Safety Program for Lacrosse (1/22/15) Full
  • Centreville High School Presents Gumbo XXVI Concert (1/22/15) Full
  • Lake Braddock Secondary School Student Named 2015 Intel Science Talent Search Finalist (1/21/15) Full
  • FCPS Superintendent to Hold Two Listening Tours in 2015 (1/20/15) Full
  • FCPS Encourages Businesses and Community Groups to Use Partnership Starter Tool (1/15/15) Full

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When Fairfax County Public Schools have a schedule change (closing or delay) due to inclement weather or other emergencies, the information is communicated as soon as the decision is made in these ways:

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  • Sent via e-mail to parents, employees, and KIT Plus subscribers of Delayed Openings and School Closings through the Keep in Touch e-mail notification system.
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Churchill Road Elementary School, fourth grade students made snowflakes in anticipation of the first snowstorm of the year.

Churchill Road Elementary School, fourth grade students made snowflakes in anticipation of the first snowstorm of the year.

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