New Today: (12/23) Lemon Road Elementary recently began recovering unused and unopened food from the cafeteria and offering it to its own families in need. Staff members worked with students to help them understand the importance of donating unused and unopened food that would otherwise be thrown away after lunch. Approximately 65 pounds of food is recovered each week. The food is used to supplement Power Packs, food that is sent home over the weekend to needy families. Families are also invited to come after school to pick up food directly from a refrigerator that was donated by Food Bus, a nonprofit that connects schools with food pantries. Food that remains at the end of each week is donated to a local food pantry by a parent volunteer. More school news.
At its December 18 regular business meeting, the School Board accepted the monitoring report on Student Achievement Goal 1. Pursue Academic Excellence. In addition, the Board adopted a resolution concerning the funding of public education in Virginia and approved revenue and expenditure changes reflected in the FY 2015 Midyear Budget Review. The Board also approved a revised charge for the Board’s Audit Committee and reviewed a presentation on the FY 2016-2020 Capital Improvement Program.
A new issue of The Bottom Line has been posted. It contains the latest budget news, facts, dates, and rumor busters to help the FCPS community better understand the budget and the budget process. Read The Bottom Line.
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