School Health Advisory Committee

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School Board Liaison

Sandy Evans, Mason District Representative

Staff Liaison

Lea M. Skurpski, Director, Office of Operations and Strategic Planning, Department of Special Services

Committee Purpose

Va. Code §22.1-275.1—Each school board may establish a school health advisory board of no more than twenty members which shall consist of broad-based community representation including, but not limited to, parents, students, health professionals, educators, and others. The advisory board shall assist with the development of health policy in the school division and the evaluation of the status of school health, health education, the school environment, and health services.

Participation, Implementation, and Support of the FCPS Wellness Policy

The Fairfax County School Board will engage members of the school community and the general public to develop, assess, review and/or revise the FCPS Wellness Policy and Regulations. The School Health Advisory Committee will assess and review the Wellness Policy and Regulations to make recommendations to the School Board and serve as a vehicle for engaging the public.

View information on FCPS Wellness Leadership

2017-18 Committee Charge

The FCPS school board hereby charges the School Health Advisory Committee with monitoring the implementation of reporting metrics for its health and wellness policy and regulation, and with seeking to strengthen the policy and regulation.

View the Student and Staff Health and Wellness Policy 2100
View the Student and Staff Health and Wellness Regulation 2100

View 2016-2017 Annual Report.
View 2016-2017 Attendance Report.

2017-18 Meeting Schedule 

Regular meetings of the Committee are open to the public. Public comment during a meeting is limited to the first fifteen minutes of the meeting and each speaker presenting public comments shall be allowed three minutes. Persons wishing to present public comments during a Committee meeting must provide advance notice by contacting the FCPS staff liaison to the School Board at or the Committee Chair.

Meeting Date Location/Time Agenda Minutes
September 27, 2017 Gatehouse RM 5055 7-9 pm View Agenda Meeting Cancelled
October 18, 2017 Gatehouse RM 1600 7-9 pm View Agenda View Minutes
November 15, 2017 Gatehouse RM 5055 7-9 pm View Agenda View Minutes
December 20, 2017 Gatehouse RM 1600 7-9 pm View Agenda View Minutes
January 17, 2018 Gatehouse RM 1600 7-9 pm View Agenda  
February 21, 2018 Gatehouse RM 5055 7-9 pm View Agenda  
March 21, 2018 Gatehouse RM 1600 7-9 pm    
April 18, 2018 Gatehouse RM 5055 7-9 pm    
May 16, 2018 Gatehouse RM 1600 7-9 pm    
School Health Wellness Wheel: Click for information on FCPS School Health and Wellness Resources. Includes the following categories: Physical Education; Family & Community Involvement; Counseling, Psychological & Social Services; Healthy & Safe School Environment; Health Education; Health Services; Physical Activity; Health Promotion for Staff; Nutrition Education, Promotion & Food Marketing; Nutrition Guidelines; Sleep Health; and Food & Nutrition.
View information on FCPS School Health and Wellness


2017-18 Membership 

Leslie Sullivan, At-Large - McElveen
Seung Je Yo, At-Large - Moon
Vacant, At-Large - Keys-Gamarra 
Anne-Marie Obrien, Braddock District
Elizabeth John, Dranesville District
David Whiting (Chair), Hunter Mill District
Amber Chamberlain, Lee District
Holly Spanier, Mason District
Vacant, Mount Vernon District
Phyllis Payne, Providence District
Maria Cecilia Alvarez, Springfield District
Catherine Stewart, Sully District 

Hannan Mumtaz, Student Representative

Teresa Presson, City of Fairfax School Board
Elizabeth Ende, Fairfax County Council of PTAs
Joanna Hemmat, Fairfax County Health Department
Sandra Mwila-Martial, Partnership for Healthier Kids
Dr. Kavian Milani, Medical Society of Northern Virginia

Carol Stiller, League of Women Voters of the Fairfax Area

Lorraine Trouton, DSS, Manager, School Health Services
Holly McGuigan, Elementary School Principal's Association
Joe Thompson, High School/Middle School Principal’s Association
Lea Skurpski (Associate), DSS, Director, Operations & Strategic Planning
Liz Payne (Associate), ISD, Coordinator, Health & Physical Education
Richard Michelback (Associate), DF&TS, Specialist, Office of Safety & Security
Jennifer Spears (Associate), DSS, Specialist, Intervention & Prevention Services
Morgan McGhee (Associate), DFS, Specialist, Food and Nutrition Services
Camille Bartus (Associate), Specialist, HR & Wellness

Associates are non-voting members.

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Meeting Minutes

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