Fairfax County Public Schools Offers Support to Families Impacted by the Partial Federal Government Shutdown

News Release
January 08, 2019

To support families affected by the current partial federal government shutdown, Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) will continue its current practice to ensure that no FCPS student will go hungry and will sponsor a hiring event for furloughed federal employees. 

Breakfast and lunch will be provided to all students regardless of ability to pay or temporary financial circumstances. There will be no “lunch shaming” and unpaid balances will be allowed to accrue during this time.

In addition, FCPS will hold a hiring event for furloughed federal employees interested in substitute teaching positions on Friday, January 11, from 2 to 4:30 p.m. at the FCPS Administration Center, 8115 Gatehouse Road, Falls Church, VA 22042.

“The Fairfax County School Board and I know there are many talented people in our community who work for the federal government,” said Scott S. Brabrand, FCPS Superintendent.  “We want to show support for federal employees who have been furloughed and may be looking for work during the partial shutdown. There is always a need for substitute teachers, and we pledge to work with qualified people to expedite their hiring.

“Additionally, FCPS believes in the benefits of a healthy meal to support academic success in the classroom, and wants to ensure that none of our students comes to school hungry, no matter their family’s economic circumstances.”

Anyone interested in serving as a substitute teacher should complete an application for employment. Individuals interested in attending this event should also complete the Eventbrite registration.  Candidates should bring to the hiring event original documents required for form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification.  Background checks are required for all FCPS employees and volunteers. Additional details, including a link to the employment application, can be found online.

Substitutes facilitate the instructional process and contribute to providing for a safe, educationally productive environment at school. Duties may include the planning, delivery, and assessment of classroom instruction along with safety and management of a classroom or assigned instructional setting.


For more information about the hiring event, contact the FCPS Department of Human Resources at 571-423-3000.