Checking in with Dr. Jeck

  • checking in with Dr. Jeck

    “Checking in with Dr. Jeck” replaces “One Hard Question” (OHQ) which, over the past four years, provided me with an opportunity to answer tough questions provided by FCPS stakeholders. Although OHQ was a quality resource and provided responses to concerns in a timely and straightforward manner, few questions were submitted during the 2016-17 school year. As a result, I’ve decided to broaden the format to include not only answers to tough questions, but also thoughts regarding recent FCPS activity, commentary related to a wide variety of topics, praises, and important announcements when appropriate.

    The OHQ email address is no longer active. You can instead send questions, concerns, comments, praises, announcements, etc. to this address:

    The overarching goal is improved communication. Frankly, it is the only goal associated with this resource. I promise not to waste your time or censor comments. Just as with OHQ, I will be candid and to the point. You may not like what you hear, but it will be truthful and accurate.

    The ground rules for "Checking In with Dr. Jeck" are as follows:

    o    Stick to topics relevant to the entire school division. Questions, comments, concerns related to specific schools should be directed to the building principal.

    o    Matters relating to personal or personnel issues will not be addressed.

    o    Appropriate language must be used. Please be respectful of others.

    o    There is no need to resubmit an unanswered content. If a question, comment, or concern is not answered the week it is submitted, it will remain in the pool of topics and may be answered at a later time.

    Looking forward to this new adventure!

    Dave Jeck


  • March 15, 2018

    This week’s Checking-In question actually was sent a few weeks back from a student at one of the high schools on the newspaper staff at one of the high schools.  They were asking specifically about our hashtag #.  They wanted to know the background was of our hashtag, #fcps1kidsdeserveit. If you’re not familiar with Twitter or you don’t have a Twitter account, you should get a Twitter account; but if you don’t, a hashtag is something that people may include in a “tweet” that is shared by a large group of like-minded people who sort of are thinking the same way, believe the same kinds of things, and in this case it’s about education in Fauquier County.  Megan Howland, a teacher at Bradley Elementary School, is the person that we are crediting with coming up with this and first using it on Twitter.