In anticipation of a significant budget deficit in FY 2017 (2016-17 school year), potentially more than $100 million, Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) is taking proactive steps to examine the options available to the school system during the next budget year. FCPS is establishing a Budget Task Force, comprised of community and employee stakeholders, to advise Superintendent Karen K. Garza in developing the FY 2017 budget.
The Budget Task Force will be comprised of representatives identified by each School Board member; the Chair of the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors; FCPS teacher, principal, and employee organizations; and community, business, and parent organizations.
The Task Force will be charged with identifying potential programs and services to reduce, eliminate, or redesign, beginning with the 2016-17 school year. As they make their recommendations, members of the Task Force will take into consideration the annual cuts the system has already made since 2008 that total nearly half a billion dollars, including the elimination of more than 2,100 positions while experiencing an enrollment growth of more than 22,000 students.
Help inform the FCPS Budget Task Force's work by sharing your ideas for cost savings, increased fees, or other revenues for FY 2017 (school year 2016-17).
Two community meetings were held in early September. Information was presented about the budget process as well as a demonstration of the Budget Proposal Tool.
The proposals submitted via the Budget Proposal Tool will be shared with the Budget Task Force for their review prior to making a recommendation to the Superintendent in October. The information will also be shared with the Superintendent and School Board.
Superintendent Garza Discusses the Budget Task Force
Share your ideas for cost savings, increased fees, or other revenues for FY 2017
January 20, 2016