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New Today: (5/28) High school students are invited to volunteer at STEM camps this summer to support elementary and middle school students in developing their skills in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics. There are over 65 sites throughout the county hosting STEM camps between July 13 and July 31. A full listing of opportunities and contact information is available here. Find out more.

School Board News

At its May 21 regular business meeting, the School Board voted to adopt the FY 2016 Approved Budget. The Board also approved two follow-on motions: (1) to direct the Superintendent to develop an FY 2017 Proposed Budget that includes compensation increases for employees; and (2) to direct the Superintendent, in the preparation of the FY 2017 budget, to thoroughly analyze all Division operating expenditure budgets to identify any potential cost savings and/or reductions using a methodology commensurate to that of zero-based budgeting.

FCPS Budget

The Fairfax County School Board adopted the Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) FY 2016 Approved Budget of $2.6 billion which includes a step increase for all eligible employees and a market scale adjustment of 0.62 percent. The FY 2016 budget is an increase of $53.9 million, or 2.2 percent, over the FY 2015 Approved Budget. Looking ahead to FY 2017, FCPS faces more than $100 million shortfall. #savefcps More.

Summer Learning Programs

Registration is open for summer online campus, credit recovery, Standards of Learning (SOL), and English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) classes. More.

Parent Survey

All parents of school-aged children and youth who receive special education services in Virginia’s schools are encouraged to complete the Virginia Department of Education’s annual Parent Involvement Survey. More.

Continuing Interest

  • Rocky Run Middle School Plans iWitness to History Day June 4 (5/27/15) Full
  • Seven FCPS Students Win 2015 College-Sponsored National Merit Scholarships (5/27/15) Full
  • Annandale Terrace Elementary School Plans 50th Anniversary Celebration (5/26/15) Full
  • Recommended Family Life Education Instructional Materials Available for Community Review (5/22/15) Full
  • West Springfield High School Teacher Named NEH Summer Scholar (5/21/15) Full
  • Fairfax County School Board Approves FY 2016 Budget (5/21/15) Full
  • Belvedere Elementary School Authorized as First International Baccalaureate Primary Years Program School in FCPS (5/20/15) Full

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Students at Glen Forest Elementary School are planting a spring garden and sharing responsibility for watering the new plants.

Students at Glen Forest Elementary School are planting a spring garden and sharing responsibility for watering the new plants.

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