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Format: 2014-07-22

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.

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

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

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