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New Today (7/1/2016): 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 next regular business meeting of the School Board will be on Thursday, July 14, 2016.

Book Your Summer

Encourage your student to participate in this program that builds a community of readers.  Book Your Summer will run from June 27 - September 7. Similar to a Bingo game, rising 1st through 12th grade students are encouraged to spend the summer reading using the READ! activity card as a guide.  Find out more.

Make a Difference in the Life of a Child- Teach for FCPS

FCPS is seeking enthusiastic educators who strive to get the best out of their students AND to grow and develop collaboratively with their colleagues. More.

Summer Learning Programs

Register now for the Credit Recovery Academy, Online Campus, and SOL Remediation programs. Registration continues for Institute for the Arts (IFTA), Elementary Institute for the Arts (E-IFTA), STEM Camp, and Lake Braddock Secondary School Extended Day Adult and Community Education (ACE) enrichment classes. Learn more on the Summer Learning Programs page.

Continuing Interest

  • FCPS Superintendent to Receive Superintendent Power Partner Award from Virginia PTA (7/1/16) Full
  • Fairfax County School Board Extends Superintendent’s Contract (7/1/16) Full
  • Fairfax County School Board to Recognize Three Fairfax County Businesses (6/30/16) Full
  • FCPS Wins Three Emmy Awards (6/29/16) Full
  • FCPS Captures 11 NSPRA Awards (6/28/16) Full
  • FCPS to Participate in USDA Summer Food Service Program (6/21/16) Full
  • FCPS to Host Job Fair for School Bus Drivers on June 28 (6/16/16) Full

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Students in Stacey Lanier's second grade class at Colin Powell Elementary School share their stories, which were written throughout the year, with family members.

Students in Stacey Lanier's second grade class at Colin Powell Elementary School share their stories, which were written throughout the year, with family members. 

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