NEWS AND UPDATES FROM YOUR ADVOCACY COMMITTEE
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FCPS Boundary Policy Review
The School Board is in the process of reviewing FCPS Boundary Policy 8130 (PDF). You can find more information on the background, meetings to date, and the overall process on the FCPS website.
FCPS FY 2023 Budget
The school board adopted the FY 23 Advertised Budget. The Fairfax County Board of Supervisors voted to adopt the county budget on May 10 (fully funding FCPS). The FCPS School Board adopted the approved budget on May 26.
Timeline: The fiscal year starts each year on July 1. The School Board budget work session begins each year in November. Next, the Superintendent releases the proposed budget in January. Finally, the School Board adopts the Approved Budget in May after the Board of Supervisors approves the annual budget for Fairfax County.
Budget Quick Link: FCPS Budget Documents
FCPS Capital Improvement Program
Each year, FCPS releases a five-year Capital Improvement Program or CIP, which focuses on capital projects, including new school construction, capacity enhancements, and renovations.
CIP Quick Link: Capital Improvement Program
Future Plans for the McLean Community Business Center (CBC), aka Downtown McLean
The McLean CBC is centered on Chain Bridge Road and Old Dominion Drive intersection, and Fairfax County is developing an updated vision for the comprehensive plan. For more information, visit the project website.
Contact the School Board
The Fairfax County School Board is charged with setting general school policy and establishing guidelines to ensure the proper administration of FCPS programs. Please share your thoughts on priorities for school funding and other school matters with our delegates. You can also speak at a board meeting: sign up. Interested in what's being discussed at school board meetings? You can access meeting minutes and videos.
Elaine Tholen, Dranesville District Representative, email@example.com
Karen Keys-Gamarra, Member-at-Large, firstname.lastname@example.org
Abrar Omeish, Member-at-Large, email@example.com
Rachna Sizemore Heizer, Member-at-Large, firstname.lastname@example.org
ADVOCACY AT THE CRS PTA
At the CRS PTA, we work with our local officials (such as the School Board, Board of Supervisors, VA state representatives, etc.) to advocate for our CRS community. These issues include addressing teacher pay and benefits, reducing class sizes, and ensuring adequate funding and access to high-quality education. In addition, we work to ensure you are informed of issues that could impact your student or opportunities to be engaged in shaping education direction at FCPS — empowering you to advocate for your child and our community. Finally, we try to keep you informed about community-wide issues of particular interest to school families and staff that might impact their quality of life.
Get even more information and resources from the Fairfax County Council of PTAs (FCCPTA), Fairfax County Special Education PTA (SEPTA), Virginia PTA (VA PTA), and the National PTA.
Have questions, or are you interested in joining our committee? Email email@example.com.