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School Board News

At its September 18 regular business meeting, the School Board adopted four goal areas for the FCPS Strategic Plan: Student Success, Caring Culture, Premier Workforce, and Resource Stewardship. The Board also adopted the FCPS Portrait of a Graduate, where the FCPS graduate will engage in the lifelong pursuit of academic knowledge and interdisciplinary learning by being a: communicator, collaborator, ethical and global citizen, creative and critical thinker, and goal-directed and resilient individual. The Board approved the installation of tobacco-free signage on all FCPS fields and playgrounds. Superintendent Garza presented the Opening of School Report for the 2014-2015 school year.

FCPS Cares

FCPS has a new way for parents, students, colleagues, and community to recognize extraordinary employees through FCPS Cares. Read more here.

Continuing Interest

  • Edison High School to Host Leadership Summit for High School Writing Tutors (9/22/14) Full
  • Fairfax County School Board Approves FCPS Portrait of a Graduate, Strategic Goal Areas (9/19/14) Full
  • FCPS to Install Tobacco-Free Zone Signage on Fields and Playgrounds (9/19/14) Full
  • FCPS' Smallest High School Boasts the Biggest Number of Readers as Library Becomes More Welcoming (9/18/14) Full
  • FCPS 2014-15 Accreditation Ratings Reflect Higher Standards for Students and Schools (9/16/14) Full
  • FCPS Superintendent to Propose Recommendation on Later High School Start Times (9/15/14) Full
  • Two Hundred Five FCPS Students Named 2015 National Merit Semifinalists (9/10/14) Full

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