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New Today: (10/9) At its October 8 regular business meeting, the School Board recognized National School Bus Safety Week, National School Lunch Week, Teen Read Week, Mental Health Awareness Week and National Dyslexia Awareness Month. Dr. Garza presented Spotlight on Learning: Showcasing Portrait of a Graduate through Get2Green. The program is currently in over 150 schools and 60 school gardens have been created, along with 120 student-led recycling systems. The Board approved the Freedom Hill/Vienna Expedited Boundary Adjustment.

FY 2017 Budget

Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) anticipates a significant budget shortfall for school year 2016-17 (FY 2017). To balance the budget, FCPS may have to cut, reduce, or redesign current programs. Stakeholders are able to submit specific proposals on how to balance the budget using a Budget Proposal Tool. #SaveFCPS

Continuing Interest

  • FCPS BYOD Project Competing for NVTC Innovation Award (10/9/15) Full
  • Fairfax County School Board to Consider Late Opening for Presidential Primary in March 2016 (10/9/15) Full
  • FCPS Students Continue to Outperform State and Nation on SAT and ACT (10/2/15) Full
  • FCPS Posts Graduation Rate of 92.7 Percent (9/30/15) Full
  • FCPS Students to Participate in Fifth Walk to School Day (9/30/15) Full
  • FCPS Saves $4.5 Million Through Energy Conservation (9/25/15) Full
  • FCPS to Hold Groundbreaking Ceremony for Expansion of Fort Belvoir Elementary School (9/25/15) Full

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Sandburg Middle School students take a break from studying math and social studies for a selfie with Mr. Schmeelcke.

Sandburg Middle School students take a break from studying math and social studies for a selfie with Mr. Schmeelcke.

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