Monday, June 04, 2012
FCPS to Hold Public Meeting to Discuss Charter School Application
Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) will hold an informational meeting for the public to discuss the application by the Fairfax Leadership Academy (FLA) to establish a charter school in Fairfax County at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, June 12, in the cafeteria at Gatehouse Administration Center in Falls Church.
An informal presentation will be made by FLA representatives and members of the audience will be able to ask questions.
FLA filed a formal application with FCPS on May 30, requesting School Board authorization of a charter school. FCPS policy specifies that charter school proposals be reviewed by a committee of FCPS staff members, who will make a recommendation to the School Board. The group will review the proposal and other material submitted by FLA over the summer.
The Superintendent is tentatively scheduled to present the staff recommendation to the School Board on Thursday, September 20. The School Board will conduct a public hearing on the charter proposal on Tuesday, October 9 and hold a work session to review staff recommendations on Monday, October 15. The School Board is tentatively scheduled to act on the proposal during its regular business meeting on Thursday, October 25.
Additional information can be found online at http://www.fcps.edu/news/charter.shtml.
Note: Gatehouse Administration Center is located at 8115 Gatehouse Road in the Falls Church area of Fairfax County. For more information, contact the FCPS Department of Communications and Community Outreach at 571-423-1200.