At its September 24 regular business meeting, the School Board honored retiring Clerk of the School Board, Pam Goddard who has served Fairfax County Public Schools with excellence and dedication for 26 years. The Board recognized 146 schools for receiving the Energy Star Building Certification. Fairfax County Public Schools now has largest number of Energy Star Certified buildings in the country. Dr. Garza presented her Opening of School Report, opening school with an estimated 188,545 students in 196 schools and centers.
The School Board elected Pat Hynes (Hunter Mill district) as chairman and Sandy Evans (Mason district) as vice chairman for a one-year term. The Board approved the FCPS Strategic Plan and accepted the 2015 Passages Monitoring Report. Terry Dade was appointed as the Region 3 Assistant Superintendent. The Board also recognized Cox Communications, Inc., Branch Banking & Trust Company (BB&T), and Bechtel Global Corporation for being named to the 2015 Virginia School Boards Association Business Honor Roll. A resolution naming the Gold Office at Oakton High School in honor of Elwyn ‘Chip’ Comstock was adopted by the Board. South Lakes High School student Joseph Letteri performed the National Anthem.
October 9, 2015