Anti-Racism, Anti-Bias Education Policy
Community Engagement Will Inform Development of Curriculum Policy
Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) is committed to educational equity in which every student thrives academically, socially, and emotionally. FCPS wants to empower students as the next generation of change leaders for a more just world.
To achieve educational equity, FCPS is analyzing and addressing the beliefs and policies that inform what is taught in schools. The school division is beginning the process by revising the existing Controversial Issues Policy (Policy 3280.3) and developing a new Anti-Racism, Anti-Bias Education Curriculum Policy.
Families, staff, and the community were offered an opportunity to participate in a survey seeking input on what should be included in the Anti-Racism, Anti-Bias Education Curriculum Policy. The survey was sent to all families and staff in early May and is now closed. In addition, FCPS conducted a series of focus groups to gather perspectives and input of all stakeholders.
FCPS is working with a consultant The Leadership Academy to support stakeholder engagement on the revision and development of these two curriculum policies.
An update on the draft policy will be presented to the Fairfax County School Board in the summer.