October 2019 Newsletter and Community Office Hours

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Elizabeth Schultz

Community Office Hours

Fairfax County School Board Member Elizabeth Schultz has scheduled Community Office Hours for:

Monday, October 21

10:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon


6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Burke Centre Library

5935 Freds Oak Rd, Burke, VA 22015

Springfield District residents are invited to attend to discuss any issue related to Fairfax County Public Schools.

Elizabeth offers Community Office Hours to give residents the opportunity to meet one-on-one to ask questions and share insights. Please sign-in when you arrive.

Those in attendance will be seen in the order of arrival. Concerns which necessitate a lengthier discussion or that require additional information from staff will require further follow-up.

PTA Roundtable

PTA/PTO/PTSA Presidents are invited to an upcoming PTA Presidents Roundtable. Come ready to share updates on your school and to collaborate with Elizabeth on ways the School Board and FCPS leadership can partner with you.

Wednesday, October 23

9:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Please save the date. Location will be announced soon!

Opening of Schools Report Update

The Fairfax County School Board is in receipt of the Opening of Schools Report from Superintendent Brabrand.

The statistics provide a window into the size, complexity and differing needs across the county's 198 schools and centers in Virginia's largest school division, the 10th largest in the nation, with 24,220 Full Time Employees. A few of significant data points are provided below for your convenience. The full report to the Board may be found here.

Fall Student Membership, as of September 30th, is 188,414 Students, including:

  • 59,058 Economically Disadvantaged
  • 35,310 English for Speakers of Other Languages
  • 27,174 Special Education

  • Students from 204 countries, with over 200 different languages spoken at home

Division Success

  • 91.5% 4-Year On Time Graduation Rate
  • Class of 2019 Scholarships: $131,693,460
  • 1218 FCPS SAT score (VA 1113 and US 1039)


  • Here Comes the Bus! New parent-focused school bus tracking App
  • 1,625 school buses run daily, 17,418 bus stop locations, 133,292 daily miles
  • 25million+ student bus rides per year, 23.9 million annual miles

FCPSOn Begins

  • 62,000+ new laptops distributed to all 9th-12th grade students
  • Existing HS laptops given to MS and ES to replace outdated technology
  • Professional development being provided to teachers to incorporate digital curriculum

Capital Investment

  • 2019 School Bond Referendum: $360 million for school construction
  • Constructing 1.9 million square feet totaling $483 million
  • Beginning construction of an additional 325 thousand square feet this year totaling $116 million
  • Designing another 1.1 million sq. ft. of schools with a value of $345 million
  • Eliminated the need for more than 84 temporary classrooms over the past year

FCPS Foundation

I am proud to serve as the Board’s Liaison to the FCPS Foundation again this year. The Foundation does incredible work in the business community to establish and grow relationships and secure funding for the Teacher Grant Program. Last year, the Foundation distributed $90,000 in Teacher Grants, which went directly to fund 45 work-based learning projects across the division, an increase from 28 projects last year.

I invite members of the public to join us for our FCPS Foundation Annual Leaders & Learners Luncheon, which helps to fundraise for the grants program, benefitting teacher and students directly in their classrooms.

The keynote address for our event will be delivered by Colonel Michael H. Greenberg, Garrison Commander at USAG Fort Belvoir. This year’s luncheon will also include announcing our 2019 Partner of the Year and the introduction of an Annual Distinguished FCPS Alumni Award.

FCPS Foundation Annual Leaders & Learners Luncheon

Wednesday, December 4, 2019
11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Fairview Park Marriott
3111 Fairview Park Drive
Falls Church, VA 22042

Tickets are available online here.

Contact Elizabeth:

Phone: 571-423-1080


Angela Petro 

Executive Admin Assistant