The April 28, 2016, regular meeting of the School Board opened with a performance of the National Anthem by the BRIDGES Orchestra of Cunningham Park Elementary School. The School Board recognized Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day, School Nurse Day, Teacher Appreciation Week, School Nutrition Employee Week, Asian and Pacific-American Heritage Month, and Better Hearing and Speech Month. The School Board supported the Unified Prevention Coalition of Fairfax County and It’s “Parents Who Host, Lose The Most” Campaign. The Board approved the Strategic Plan Goal 2 Caring Culture report. The Board directed the Superintendent to prepare a calendar for the 2017-18 school year that reflects a start date one week prior to Labor Day. The School Board adopted two new audit policies: Fraud, Waste, Abuse, and Protection Against Retaliation.
The April 14, 2016, regular meeting of the School Board opened with a performance of the National Anthem by the Mantua Elementary School Advanced Band. The School Board recognized Mason Crest Elementary School for winning the DuFour Award, National Library Week, and Military Child Month. The School Board honored the memory of Dr. Charles Dane. The School Board adopted Spanish, French, and German textbooks for levels 1-3 as recommended by the World Language Basal Instructional Materials Adoption Committee. Dr. Garza introduced Dr. Francisco Duran, Chief Academic Officer, Chace Ramey, Assistant Superintendent, Department of Human Resources, Jane Lipp, Assistant Superintendent, Department of Special Services, Matt Guilfoyle, Executive Director, Communications and Community Outreach, to report on Goal 2 of the Strategic Plan: Caring Culture. The report will be discussed further at the Board worksession on April 21, 2016.
May 13, 2016