The Virginia Freedom of Information Act (VFOIA)
Learn more about the process for obtaining information under the VFOIA.
* All FCPS physical locations are closed for business in light of the COVID-19 pandemic and the need to maintain social distancing. However, some of our employees are teleworking. Accordingly, we may be able to provide any records that can be accessed remotely, but we may not be able to produce all records responsive to a request while our physical locations remain closed. Thank you for your patience.
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.
FCPS Freedom of Information Act - Request for Information
FCPS FOIA Guidelines
The purpose of this document is to set forth a uniform procedure for processing and responding to requests for public records made under FOIA.