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New Today: (7/31) Families in Virginia will get a sales tax break on clothes and supplies for school when the state holds its annual Virginia tax holiday, August 1-3. To be eligible for the tax break, school supply items must be priced at $20 or less, and clothing and footwear must be priced at $100 or less. Clothing includes choir clothing, household and shop aprons, coveralls, gym clothes, lab coats, and uniforms. Among the eligible school supplies are art and music supplies, calculators, composition books and notebooks, paper, dictionaries, crayons, lunch boxes, pens, pencils, and reference books. More information about the Virginia tax holiday, including complete lists of eligible school supplies and clothing items, is available online.

School Board News

At its July 24 regular meeting, the School Board approved the revenue and expenditure adjustments in the FY 2014 final budget review, as amended, and also approved minor adjustments to the approved 2014-2015 standard school year calendar. The Board appointed Kristen Michael as Assistant Superintendent for Financial Services, and also recognized Office of Language Acquisition and Title I Director Teddi Predaris on the occasion of her retirement from FCPS.

2014-15 Standard School Year Calendar

The Fairfax County School Board voted to approve minor adjustments to the 2014-2015 standard school year calendar at its July 24 meeting. Details.

Elementary Full-Day Mondays

The School Board has voted to lengthen the current shortened Monday schedule for elementary schools to a full instructional day. Find out more.

Later High School Start Times

The Fairfax County School Board adopted a resolution in April 2012 to seek solutions that will establish high school start times at 8 a.m. or later. Consultants from Children's National Medical Center made a final recommendation to the School Board at a work session on Monday, July 14. Details.

Continuing Interest

  • ERFC Receives Award in Financial Reporting (7/31/14) Full
  • Annual Virginia Tax Holiday Applies to School Supplies, Clothing Purchases (7/29/14) Full
  • Kristen Michael Named FCPS Assistant Superintendent for Financial Services (7/25/14) Full
  • Fairfax County School Board Approves Final Changes to 2014-15 Standard School Year Calendar (7/25/14) Full
  • FCPS Seeking School Bus Drivers for 2014-15 Year (7/23/14) Full
  • TJHSST Student Places Fifth in International Biology Olympiad (7/22/14) Full
  • Greenbriar West Elementary School Student Wins Silver Medal at International Chess Competition (7/21/14) Full

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Members of the Flint Hill Elementary School sixth grade news team pose in front of a section of the Berlin Wall during a visit to the Newseum.

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