The Virginia Freedom of Information Act (VFOIA)

Learn more about the process for obtaining information under the VFOIA.

The Virginia Freedom of Information Act is the state law granting access to public records and entry into meetings of public bodies for citizens of the Commonwealth. It guarantees citizens of the Commonwealth and members of the media access to the meetings of public bodies likes the School Board and to inspect or copy public records.

VFOIA provides that, with some specific exemptions, all meetings of public bodies shall be open to the public and all public records open for public inspection. 

The purpose of VFOIA is to promote awareness by all persons of governmental activities.  VFOIA requires that the law be interpreted liberally in favor of access.

Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) complies with the state's Freedom of Information Act.

Learn More about VFOIA

More information about VFOIA can be found through the Virginia Freedom of Information Advisory Council.

If you have questions or would like additional information, contact the FCPS FOIA Officer Molly Shannon at [email protected] or 571-423-1200.

FCPS Freedom of Information Act - Request for Information