Fairfax County School Board invites parents and interested citizens to comment
on changes to school start and dismissal times that are under consideration by
attending one of seven upcoming community dialogue meetings in February and by
completing an online survey.
A report from the School Board’s Transportation Task Force offers
recommendations to change school start and dismissal times and to improve the
overall effectiveness of Fairfax County Public Schools’ (FCPS)
transportation system. The changes would affect elementary, middle, and
high school students. Because changing school start and dismissal times
could affect work schedules, child care arrangements, and after-school
activities—including athletics—the School Board wants to hear from
the public about the pros and cons of the changes.
Seven community dialogue meetings will be held in February:
24, 7 to 9 p.m.
High School, 4700 Medford Drive, Annandale
Middle School, 2000 Westmoreland Street, Falls Church
Sideburn Road, Fairfax
25, 7 to 9 p.m.
High School, 700 Bennett Street,
Middle School, 4400 Stringfellow Road, Chantilly
26, 7 to 9 p.m.
Elementary School, 3616 Jermantown Road, Fairfax
Middle School, 2500 Parkers Lane, Alexandria
In the event of inclement weather, a makeup dialogue session will be held on
Tuesday, March 3, from 7 to 9 p.m. at Jackson
Middle School, 3020 Gallows Road in the Falls
Church area of Fairfax
County. Citizens are encouraged to complete an online survey, available beginning
Monday, February 9, at www.fcps.edu, to
share their opinions about school start and dismissal times. Additional information about the proposed changes to school start and dismissal
times and the Transportation Task Force’s recommendations may be viewed