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Format: 2014-07-29

In Fairfax, teachers seek residents’ help to lobby county leaders for more school funding

Reporter(s)/Author(s): 
T. Rees Shapiro
Published on: 
Thu, 01/23/2014
Media Source: 
Washington Post

A Fairfax teachers organization has started a campaign to sway the county’s Board of Supervisors, asking residents to implore the elected leaders to give the schools a $98 million increase in f

Fairfax Schools Snow Day to be made up on Presidents’ Day, Feb. 17

Reporter(s)/Author(s): 
T. Rees Shapiro, Michael Alison Chandler
Published on: 
Wed, 01/22/2014
Media Source: 
Washington Post

Jeff Platenberg, the Fairfax County schools assistant superintendent for facilities and transportation, said he had been following forecasts closely Monday.

FCPS School Board Meeting: January 9, 2013: Video Recording

Reporter(s)/Author(s): 
FCPS
Published on: 
Mon, 01/13/2014
Media Source: 
FCPS Media Release
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Video recording of School Board meeting: Main agenda item: Budget Presentation

Fairfax officials to hear progress report on study of teen sleep and high school start times

Reporter(s)/Author(s): 
T. Rees Shapiro
Published on: 
Mon, 01/13/2014
Media Source: 
Washington Post

A group of researchers from Children’s National Medical Center will present a progress report Monday to the Fairfax County School Board on a study commissioned by the administration to implemen

Budget Development Calendar

Reporter(s)/Author(s): 
FCPS.edu
Published on: 
Sun, 01/12/2014
Media Source: 
FCPS Media Release
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Aug.- Dec., 2013

Fairfax schools chief calls for $96 million in budget cuts; proposal increases class sizes

Reporter(s)/Author(s): 
FCPS FY 2014-15 budget, FCPS Superintendent Karen Garza,Supervisor John C. Cook (R-Braddock),Jane K. Strauss (Dranesville), Ted Velkoff (At Large), Kim Farrell,Mollie Regan
Published on: 
Fri, 01/10/2014
Media Source: 
Washington Post

Fairfax County’s class sizes could balloon, teachers could face layoffs and parents might have to pay new testing fees next year under a budget Schools Superintendent Karen Garza unveiled Thurs