School Board Standing Committees

FY 2014

Audit Committee


To oversee the Office of Internal Audit and conduct an annual evaluation of the School Board Auditor; to review the annual audit plan and audit budget prepared by the office and submit its recommendation to the School Board; and to review audit reports and proposals and take action to implement recommendations or forward them to the School Board, as appropriate. The School Board shall have final approval authority in regard to the audit plan, the audit budget, and the implementation of any significant recommendations.


Budget Committee


To work with the Superintendent and the Chief Financial Officer in clarifying and articulating the School Board’s budgetary requirements and priorities to the Board of Supervisors and the community.


Comprehensive Planning Development


To design a recommendation for a comprehensive planning process, monitor that process, and suggest improvements to the Board.




To support the work of the Board as that work is defined in the Strategic Governance Manual, including the following: I) to define governing values and process recommendations for Board action; 2) to support Board work and self-assessments; 3) to monitor a current one-year calendar of Board work to include: operational expectations, student achievement goals, Board governing principles and commitments, and Board development topics; 4) to review and recommend to the Board proposed modifications to the manual; and 5) to coordinate with consultants retained to support the Board in its work.


Legislative Liaisons


To guide the development of the Board’s legislative program and to provide input to the VSBA legislative program in coordination with the Office of Government Relations; to advocate with the appropriate legislative and governmental bodies; report to the Board on current issues.


Public Engagement


To plan strategies, topics, timelines, and other matters related to Board/community dialogue and to coordinate physical logistics related to the Board's outreach to stakeholders.


Ad Hoc Committees

Ad Hoc Committee on Superintendent's Evaluation


To develop an evaluation process for the Superintendent and present the committee’s recommendation to the Board at the September 23, 2013, work session.


Infrastructure Financing Committee - (Joint County-Schools)


To provide more flexibility, capacity, and funding to meet the needs of Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) and all Fairfax County residents.


Fairfax County Infrastructure Financing Committee (IFC) web page

Streamline and Focus Ad Hoc Committee*


To analyze and recommend to the Board a more efficient and effective way to execute its work to focus on key priorities in the Student Achievement Goals and Operational Expectations goals.


*The Streamline and Focus Ad Hoc Committee presented recommendations to the Board on February 11, 2013, and the Board accepted those recommendations.  The committee may reconvene as needed.


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