New Today (2/10/16): Great things are happening in FCPS. For example: 92.7 percent of FCPS students from the class of 2015 graduated on time, exceeding the state average of 90.5 percent. Approximately 74 percent of graduates attend post-secondary programs. FCPS students outperformed their peers in Virginia and the nation on the SAT in 2015 with an average score of 1669. A record number of 237 FCPS students were named National Merit Scholarship semifinalists for 2016. Find out more.
The February 4 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 resolutions recognizing Fairfax County Human Trafficking Awareness Month and supporting the VSBA position opposing a Charter School Constitutional Amendment. The Board approved the Fiscal Year 2017 Advertised Budget and 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.
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
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).
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.
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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:
Students in Michelle Henry’s health class at Rocky Run Middle School simulated what breathing feels like to a smoker by doing a step activity while breathing through a straw, part of a unit on alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs.