The June 30, 2016, regular meeting of the School Board opened with a performance of the National Anthem by Sofi Harai, Cappies nominee for Best Female Vocalist. The School Board read a resolution honoring Linda Burke, Associate Regional Superintendent, who is retiring after 42 years of service to FCPS. The Board also read a resolution honoring Ben Press, the School Board student representative for the 2015-2016 school year. The Board also named three local businesses to the 2016 Virginia School Board Association Business Honor Roll; Deloitte Consulting, Serco Inc., and Ortho Virginia. The Board voted to renew the contract with Dr. Karen Garza as Superintendent and authorized the chairman to execute the amended contract. The Board approved recommended media, print, and lesson objectives as detailed in the agenda item and as reviewed and recommended by the Family Life Education Curriculum Advisory Committee (presented as New Business on 5/26/16).
The June 9, 2016, regular meeting of the School Board opened with a performance of the National Anthem by the Annandale High School Guitar and CAT B Combined Ensemble. The School Board read a resolution naming Tessa Bechert, a senior at Fairfax High School, as the recipient of the 2016 Ashley Piper Award; recognized Abigail Conde, a senior at Stuart High School, as the recipient of the of the 2016 School Board Character Award; and recognized Police Officer First Class Darrell Estess as the recipient of the 2016 Distinguished SRO Award. The Board also recognized four students, Ryan Phillips, Luke Hylton, Melissa Trivett and Angelina Joa, and two coaches, Faiza Alam and Sam Tennison, as the 2016 National School Board Association Innovation Challenge winning team from Lanier Middle School. The Board adopted the Student Rights and Responsibilities Regulation 2601.30P; and adopted the Student and Staff Health and Wellness Policy 5008. The Board awarded a contract for the automatic temperature control system replacement at Woodley Hills Elementary School and awarded the contract for the Boilers Replacement Project at Bren Mar Park Elementary School.
The May 26, 2016, regular meeting of the School Board opened with a performance of the National Anthem by the Hayfield Secondary School Chamber Orchestra. The School Board recognized National Safety Month. The Board heard a presentation on the Student and Staff Health and Wellness Policy. The Board approved the FY2017 Budget, the School Board Policy for Auditor General Authority, and the redistricting of school boundaries and adoption of pupil assignment plans to effect the reassignment of elementary students residing in Mallard Court Apartments from Woodley Hills ES to Woodlawn ES effective for the 2016-2017 school year.
The next meeting of the School Board will be on May 31 for a work session where the Board will hear annual reports from two citizen advisory committees and discuss the wellness policy.
July 15, 2016