The Fairfax County School Board is charged by the statutes of Virginia and the regulations of the Virginia Board of Education to provide and operate the public schools of Fairfax County. It is the function of the Board to set general school policy and, within the framework of Virginia Board of Education regulations, to establish guidelines that will ensure the proper administration of the county school program.
The twelve School Board members are elected for four-year terms; one member represents each of the County’s nine magisterial districts, and three members serve at large.
A student representative, selected for a one-year term by the Student Advisory Council, sits with the Board at all public meetings and participates in discussions, but does not vote.
School Board members are paid a salary of $20,000 per year, with an additional $2,000 for the chairman.
May 14, 2015