Important Upcoming Meetings

Dear Fairfax County Students, Families and Staff,

I hope you are staying safe and well. I know it has been some time since my last newsletter but it has been an incredibly busy few weeks as we have tackled many issues of importance and interest to the community. My primary concern remains our plans for a safe return to in-person school while ensuring that virtual learning best meets the needs of our students. 

I plan to send a longer update next week with the latest Return to School update, amongst other things. In the meantime, I wanted to send a quick note to alert you to our upcoming meetings.  I encourage you to tune in, if you can, or watch later on YouTube (see below for links).

More soon! Until then, I hope you are staying safe and healthy. 

Kind regards,


Upcoming Meetings

  • Thursday, December 10 at 6pm (virtual): Return to School Work Session. The Superintendent will provide the Board with a Return to School Update.
  • Friday, December 11 at 6pm (virtual): Public Hearing on the draft Restraint and Seclusion Policy. The public hearing is limited to 75 speakers:
    • Individuals are encouraged to sign up in advance to speak at public hearings. To reserve a speaking slot, sign up online or call the School Board Office at 571-423-1075 during business hours (8am - 4:30pm).
    • Each speaker is allowed three (3) minutes.
  • Tuesday, December 15 at 11am: Work Session (virtual).  This session will focus on the budget review and the Capital Improvement Program, the 5-year plan for FCPS facilities that is updated each year.  
  • Thursday, December 17 at 7pm: Regular Meeting (concurrent - in person with some members participating virtually) 

         The current agenda includes:

    • Policy for Restraint and Seclusion
    • Superintendent’s contract
    • Mid-Year Budget
    • TJHSST admissions
    • The Board will also hear a presentation about the Capital Improvement Program (CIP) development.

Accessing Board Meetings

View this link for a comprehensive list of upcoming meetings and associated information.

Click here for meeting logistics, agendas and handouts (to view the slides and materials, scroll down to the bottom of the page). Meetings are live-streamed on the FCPS website and televised on FCPS Cable Channel 99 and available to view later at the FCPS School Board YouTube page.

For more information about signing up to speak at a regular meeting (December 17th), click here.

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