Submitted by Kimberly Adams on Wed, 02/25/2015 - 2:00pm
Save the date – Rally in Richmond – April 18th
We are at a turning point in education. It’s not just in Fairfax County Public Schools. It’s throughout Virginia. Will we decide to properly fund and prioritize education or continue to focus on testing and allocate more money to efforts like prisons?
Educators and parents know that we need to make decisions that will foster a culture of education now and into the future, but how do we take that message to the public?
Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) revised the master schedules of its elementary schools in June 2014, with implementation beginning in September 2014. The changes ended the practice of releasing students early on Mondays; this had an impact on the time available for teachers to meet and plan. As elementary schools vary in size, demographics and class offerings, the changes to the schedule were designed and implemented at the school level and differed.