Friday, June 10, 2011
Fairfax County School Board Approves Changes to FCPS Disciplinary Process
The Fairfax County School Board has approved revisions to the Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) Student Rights and Responsibilities (SR&R) handbook. Ten recommendations to improve the process were submitted to the Board by Superintendent Jack D. Dale in March (http://commweb.fcps.edu/newsreleases/newsrelease.cfm?newsid=1669).
“These revisions to the Student Rights and Responsibilities handbook address many of the issues brought to our attention by parents and members of the community,” said School Board chairman Kathy Smith. “We have tried to balance the rights of students with our responsibility to keep Fairfax County public schools safe places for all students. Our plan is to collect data related to a range of disciplinary consequences, including transfers, and to study their relationship to student attendance, academic performance, and participation in extracurricular activities.”
###Note: For more information, contact the FCPS Department of Communications and Community Outreach at 571-423-1200.