Fairfax County Schools (FCPS) Boundary Study 2014 – Update March 2013

You may recall our post from January of this year Fairfax County Schools FCPS Boundary Study Changes 2014 bringing this boundary study to your attention.

And, as the famous Greek philosopher, Heraclitus, said: “Nothing is permanent except change.”

So, as we move forward into this boundary study, we don’t have any definite answers yet, but we do have a little bit more information.

Now, a little over a month later, we have more information about the 2014 boundary study

But first, let’s recap.

This boundary study primarily affects Fairfax High School as well as Lanier Middle School.

The reason for the study is to alleviate future overcrowding of these two schools which belong to The City of Fairfax (and currently also accept students from the adjacent area in Fairfax County).

To remedy the situation, the Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) board initiated a boundary study involving the following adjacent High Schools to Fairfax HS:

FCPS 2014 boundary study

FCPS boundary study of Fairfax HS & surrounding schools

Note that the following adjacent (and close-by) schools are NOT affected by this boundary study:

  • Centreville HS
  • Westfield HS
  • Lake Braddock HS
  • Madison HS

So what’s new this month?

In the past month, the FCPS boundary study task force has proposed three options (A, B, & C), which have been presented in 3 different public hearings.  The public has had an opportunity to ask questions and comment on each of the options during the meetings (links to the 3 options are below).

I encourage you to review the options and submit feedback to FCPS (the link is at the end of this post) as soon as possible.

The result of the February hearings

From the meetings, the public’s comments, and the responses from FCPS personnel, it looks like they are considering taking the best of each of the three options and coming up with a new recommendation for public hearing by April 17th, 2013.

The next step will be to finalize the study and for the FCPS board to make a final determination on May 9th, 2013 (for implementation in the Fall of 2014).

Your Next Step

Here are the links to the three FCPS Boundary Study 2014 options that have been proposed so far:

Option A Map – minimum movement of students

Option B Map – balance capacity utilization

Option C Map – maximum relief for Fairfax/Lanier, maximum movement of students

And here is the link to submit questions and comments, please take a minute to share your opinion with the FCPS boundary study task force.

Let us help

As always, if you have any question regarding moving to Fairfax County, please contact us.  We’ll be happy to help.

Your turn, what do you think?

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