Fairfax County School Board Adopts Revised 2019-20 Calendar
The Fairfax County School Board approved revisions to the 2019-20 calendar at its April 25 business meeting.
During its 2019 session, Virginia’s General Assembly approved a bill providing school divisions with additional flexibility in choosing their opening date. A condition for that flexibility in most school divisions was the required provision of a four-day weekend for Labor Day, from Friday through Monday.
To meet that requirement, one revision to the Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) 2019-2020 calendar now designates Friday, August 30, 2019 as a student holiday.
The Board also voted to move the March school planning day to Tuesday, March 3, 2020, to accommodate the 2020 presidential primary. March 3, 2020 is now a student holiday.
Additionally, the Board moved the October 4, 2019 teacher workday to Friday, August 16, 2019. October 4, 2019 is now an instructional day.
For more information, contact the FCPS Office of Communication and Community Relations at 571-423-1200.