Advocacy - Stay Informed

 

 

NEWS AND UPDATES FROM YOUR ADVOCACY COMMITTEE:

FCPS FY 2020 Budget

FCPS Superintendent Brabrand has presented the FY 2020 Proposed Budget to the School Board. The budget represents an increase of $117.4 million (4.1%) over the FY 2019 Approved Budget. The budget includes a $55.2 million investment in the teacher salary scales which is the final phase of a multi-year plan to bring teacher salaries to the market average and includes a 1.0 percent market scale adjustment. An additional $12.0 million is provided for instructional programs, which includes funding to distribute a laptop to every high school student as part of the FCPSOn 1-to-1 initiative to prepare students for college and careers. The budget also realigns the elementary staffing standard which will result in an overall average class size reduction of 1.4 students at elementary schools during the primary hiring season.  

The School Board adopted the Advertised Budget on February 7 and present the budget to the Board of Supervisors on April 9. 

The fiscal year starts each year on July 1. 

Budget Quick Link: FCPS Budget Documents

Fairfax County FY 2020 Budget

The McLean Citizens Association (MCA) is sponsoring a public meeting on next year's county budget with Supervisor John Foust and County CFO Joe Mondoro. The meeting is Thursday, February 28, at 7:00 p.m. at the McLean Community Center.

FCPS FY 2020-2024 Capital Improvement Program

FCPS has released the proposed FY 2020-24 Capital Improvement Program. The Board voted to approve the CIP on January 24, 2019. Find all the details at fcps.edu/about-fcpsfacilities-planning-future/capital-improvement-program.

Fairfax Country Strategic Plan

Fairfax County Government is beginning a strategic planning process with the community. You can find details about the current plan, take a short survey, and register to attend a community meeting on their website at fairfaxcounty.gov/strategicplan/.

McLean Traffic Analysis

You can find information about the McLean Area Traffic Analysis, actions taken to date, and proposed solutions here on VDOT's website

Future Plans for the McLean Community Business Center (CBC), aka Downtown McLean

The McLean CBC is centered on the intersection of Chain Bridge Road and Old Dominion Drive and Fairfax County is developing an updated vision for the comprehensive plan. For more information, visit the project website.

Balls Hill Road/Old Dominion Drive Intersection

The project will realign the existing skewed intersection configuration and provide improved traffic signal operations. Bicycle and pedestrian facilities also are planned. For more information, visit the project page at https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/transportation/projects/balls-hill-road.  


GET INVOLVED

Contact the School Board:

The Fairfax County School Board is charged with setting general school policy and establishing guidelines that will ensure the proper administration of FCPS program. 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 here. Interested in what's being discussed at school board meetings? You can access meeting minutes and videos here.


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. Some of these issues include addressing teacher pay and benefits, reducing class sizes, and ensuring adequate funding and access to a high quality education. We work to make sure you are informed of issues that could impact your student or opportunities to be engaged in shaping education direction at FCPS - empowering you to be an advocate for your child and our community. Finally, we try to keep you informed about community-wide issues that are of particular interest to school families and staff, and might impact their quality of life. The CRS PTA is a member of the Fairfax County Council of PTAs, the Northern Virginia District PTA, the Virginia PTA, and the National PTA.

SEND US YOUR QUESTIONS  or INTEREST IN JOINING THE ADVOCACY COMMITTEE:

EMAIL:  [email protected] to contact CRS PTA Advocacy Co-Chairs - Kelly Green Kahn and Maddy Ellis