Important FCPS Announcements, Summer Events and Community Needs

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Braddock District School Board Member - Megan McLaughlin

Contact Megan:

Phone: 571-423-1088

Cheryl Austin

Executive Admin Assistant



After a very busy Spring Semester, the School Board officially adopted the Fiscal Year 2018 Budget at last Thursday's Board meeting. In addition, the Board has selected Dr. Scott Brabrand as our Superintendent Finalist. As noted in the official press release, Dr. Brabrand has spent most of his career with FCPS as a teacher, principal and regional superintendent. His warmth, humility, passion to serve the needs of all students, willingness to seek out diverse perspectives, and deep commitment to fostering collaboration will make him an outstanding leader for our school system.


Listed below are some important announcements, upcoming summer events, and committee volunteer opportunities. I will be scheduling office hours later this month as the school year winds down, and the Board begins planning for next year.


In the meantime, if I can be of any assistance to you or your family, please don’t hesitate to contact me.


Best wishes,


Superintendent Finalist for FCPS

The Fairfax County School Board has selected Dr. Scott Brabrand as the finalist for the position of Superintendent of Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS), pending final Board approval at its meeting on June 8, 2017. Click here for details.

School Board Adopts FY18 Budget

The Fairfax County School Board has adopted the FY 2018 Approved Budget of $2.8 billion. I am very pleased that this budget prioritizes teacher compensation as well as ensures salary raises that are comparable to county employees. Two of my budget amendments focused on minimizing a class size increase, and preventing a $100 annual fee for high school athletes. The Board ultimately voted to institute an annual one-time $50 fee for high school students who participate in extra-curricular activities. Click here for details related to the approved budget.


Fairfax Environmental Education Conference

Fairfax County’s third annual Environmental Education Conference will be held on June 29, 2017. Deadline to register is June 8. This program is free for high school and college students and will be hosted at the National Wildlife Federation in Reston. For details, click here


Seeking Appointees for the 2017 Citizen's Bond Committee

Every two years Fairfax County places a school construction bond referendum on the ballot, so this upcoming November ballot will include the 2017 School Bond.


There are two Braddock District schools slated to receive funding: Braddock Elementary and Frost Middle School.


I am seeking two Braddock District citizens who are willing to serve on the Citizen's Bond Committee.  The committee typically meets 9 times from July-November in the Tyson’s Corner area. Tasks include communicating support for the bond to community and home owner associations, business chambers, as well as distributing information electronically and in print (yard signs, shirts, stickers, Facts booklets).


If you are interested in volunteering, please email your resume and a brief statement on why you would like to serve on this committee to me and my assistant Cheryl Austin.


Math Textbook Adoption Committee

Each School Board Member will be appointing a citizen from their district to serve on the Mathematics Basal Instructional Materials Adoption Committee. Therefore, I invite you to email your resume and a brief statement on why you would like to serve on this committee to me and my assistant Cheryl Austin. This Committee will review textbooks and other instructional materials for K-12 math courses. The committee will meet Mondays: July 10, 17, 24 and 31, 2017 from 4:00 to 9:00 p.m.

275th Anniversary for Fairfax County

Fairfax County is celebrating its 275th Anniversary. Click here to learn more about upcoming events, including the signature anniversary celebration on June 17th, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm.