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New Today: (8/3) Families in Virginia will get a sales tax break on clothes and supplies for school when the state holds its annual Virginia tax holiday, August 7-9. To be eligible for the tax break, school supply items must be priced at $20 or less, and clothing and footwear must be priced at $100 or less. Clothing includes choir clothing, household and shop aprons, coveralls, gym clothes, lab coats, and uniforms. Find out more.

FY 2017 Budget

In anticipation of a significant budget deficit in FY 2017 (2016-17 school year), potentially more than $100 million, Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) is taking proactive steps to examine the options available to the school system during the next budget year. FCPS has established a Budget Task Force, comprised of community and employee stakeholders, to advise Superintendent Karen K. Garza in developing the FY 2017 budget. Find out more about the Budget Task Force. Help inform the FCPS Budget Task Force's work by sharing your ideas for cost savings, increased fees, or other revenues for FY 2017 (school year 2016-17). Vote on others' suggestions, too. More. #SaveFCPS

Community Members Needed for Audit Committee

The Fairfax County School Board is accepting applications for two community member positions on the School Board Audit Committee. The positions are open to residents of Fairfax County or Fairfax City. Current Fairfax County Public School employees are not eligible to apply. More.

Summer Programs

In order to encourage and support reading achievement, every student who will be entering grades six through twelve in the fall must read at least one book over the summer. Find out more about the suggested summer reading lists and the Fairfax County Public Library Summer Reading Program. Additional information on summer programs including camps for children with special needs, and summer meals is available. Find out more.

Continuing Interest

  • FCPS Families Can Save on Back to School Purchases During Virginia Tax Holiday, August 7-9 (8/3/15) Full
  • FCPS Football Coaches to Host, Provide Instruction to Youth Football League Coaches (7/28/15) Full
  • Students Learn Mobile App Design, Engineering, Designing for Disasters in TJHSST Middle School Technology Institute (7/21/15) Full
  • FCPS Selects Rodney Taylor as Director of Food and Nutrition Services (7/21/15) Full
  • FCPS Launches Collect for Kids School Supply Drive (7/16/15) Full
  • Former FCPS Basketball Coach Named to Virginia High School Hall of Fame (7/15/15) Full
  • Eight FCPS Students Win College-Sponsored Merit Scholarships (7/13/15) Full

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