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Only $152 million more to go for Fairfax County schools

Published on: 
Fri, 12/28/2012
Media Source: 
Washington Examiner

The Fairfax County School Board found nearly $10 million in unspent funding in its current budget and will set most of the money aside to spend next year -- a downpayment

Examiner Local Editorial: What ails Fairfax schools? Not a lack of funds

Published on: 
Sun, 09/23/2012
Media Source: 
Washington Examiner

Fairfax County Public Schools will spend $2.4 billion this year to educate 181,500 students, of which $1.68 billion -- or 70 percent -- comes right from the pockets of co

Textbook purchase raises questions about budget process

Published on: 
Fri, 08/03/2012
Media Source: 
Fairfax Times

Just two months after approving its 2012-13 academic year budget, School Board members faced adjustments to the school system’s budget, which included $7.7 million for math textbooks and $2 mil

Op-Ed: FCPS Has a Credibility Problem

Published on: 
Thu, 05/17/2012
Media Source: 
The Patch

In testimony to the Fairfax County School Board on May 15, I expressed concern that our school system has a serious credibility problem.

Fairfax School Board candidates call for audits

Published on: 
Sun, 11/06/2011
Media Source: 
Washington Examiner
Nearly all of the candidates for Fairfax County School Board agree on one thing: It's high time for an audit of the school board's $2.3 billion budget.

Grass-roots revolt likely to shake up Fairfax schools

Published on: 
Sun, 10/30/2011
Media Source: 
Washington Post

Rarely, if ever, has the nationally acclaimed Fairfax school system looked ahead to such a turbulent change in leadership.

Students back to school in N. Virginia; Fairfax begins full-day kindergarten

Published on: 
Wed, 09/07/2011
Media Source: 
Washington Post

Kindergarten, once an easygoing half-day program, is now a full-day academic affair at every elementary school across Fairfax County.

Fairfax schools chief says system is seeking ways to improve discipline process

Published on: 
Wed, 03/23/2011
Media Source: 
Washington Post

The debate over discipline practices in Fairfax County took a slight turn Tuesday night as Superintendent Jack D.