Proposed Capital Improvement Program Highlights FCPS’ Continued Commitment to High-Quality Facilities
Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) outlined plans to build three new elementary schools and to acquire land that will be used for a new high school during the School Board meeting on Thursday evening.
Other projects include three new and/or repurposed school facilities, the renovation of 25 schools, and the relocation of modular buildings. Timelines for capital projects will be posted on CIP project web pages on the FCPS website.
These projects, presented as part of FCPS’ proposed FY 2024-28 Capital Improvement Program (CIP), represent a commitment to providing equitable access to high-quality public school environments for all students.
The CIP reflects a $205 million investment approved by Fairfax County voters in the bond referendum of November 2021.
Funding allocations to FCPS from bond sales have increased in recent years due to positive collaboration and partnerships of the Joint CIP Committee of the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors and the School Board. FCPS leadership appreciates the continued support from Fairfax County leadership.
The new facilities will reflect current research and best practices regarding safe and effective learning spaces for students and serve as a reflection of FCPS’ desire to continue to serve all students.
Voters will have the opportunity to approve additional bond funding for school projects included in the CIP in November 2023 which supports the division’s ability to continue to work through construction and renovation needs.
The Proposed CIP was presented to the Fairfax County School Board at the December 15 meeting. The full proposed CIP can be viewed in full on the FCPS website.
FCPS is currently reviewing its engagement process around capital projects to ensure increased transparency and accountability. The progress of each approved project can be found online. Project web pages will keep the public informed of the details and progress of the project, including upcoming engagement opportunities, recordings or minutes from past engagement sessions, project details and timings, progress updates, and more.
The proposed CIP will be discussed at the January 10, 2023 School Board work session. A public hearing is scheduled for January 12, 2023. The School Board is scheduled to take action on February 9, 2023.