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New Today: (3/30) Superintendent Garza invites the entire FCPS community to join her and School Board Chairman Tamara Derenak Kaufax at the Board of Supervisors public hearing on April 7 at 4 p.m. The hearing will be held in the Board of Supervisors Auditorium at the Fairfax County Government Center, 12000 Government Center Parkway, Fairfax, Virginia. Please read Dr. Garza’s important message.

School Board News

At its March 26 regular business meeting, the Fairfax County School Board approved the 2015-2016 Standard School Year Calendar, with the first day of school on September 8, 2015. In addition, the Board authorized the establishment of a new advanced academic program (AAP) center in September 2015 at Poplar Tree Elementary School; approved revenue and expenditure adjustments as reflected in the FY 2015 Third Quarter Budget Review; and approved the FY 2015 Internal Audit Work Plan, for the period January through June 2015. The Board also recognized 24 FCPS teachers who have been awarded the advanced teaching credential of National Board Certification.

FCPS Budget

The Fairfax County School Board has adopted the FY 2016 Advertised Budget of $2.6 billion, a net increase of 2.6 percent, or $64 million, from the FY 2015 Approved Budget. More.

FCPS Drafts 2015-16 Calendar If State Grants Pre-Labor Day Start

If Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) has one more day of school cancelled this year due to inclement weather or an emergency situation, the district could apply to the state for a waiver, allowing FCPS to begin school the week prior to Labor Day. In order to give parents and community members an idea of what the calendar would look like, FCPS has drafted an alternate calendar. More

Continuing Interest

  • Three FCPS Teams Head to FIRST World Robotics Championship (3/30/15) Full
  • Fairfax County School Board Approves 2015-16 Calendar (3/27/15) Full
  • Fairfax County School Board Approves New AAP Center at Poplar Tree Elementary School (3/27/15) Full
  • FCPS Students Win National, Regional Awards in 2015 Scholastic Writing Awards Competition (3/26/15) Full
  • FCPS Students Win Top Honors in 24 Categories at Regional TSA Fair (3/26/15) Full
  • TJHSST Student Named Winner of 2015 U.S. National Brain Bee (3/24/15) Full
  • One Hundred Twenty-Six FCPS Students Named to 2015 Virginia All-State Band, Orchestra (3/24/15) Full

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