The Communications Office coordinates external and internal communications for the school division. The office seeks to
- Provide accurate information to the public regarding Fauquier County Public Schools
- Increase awareness of activities within our schools
- Assist the media with information regarding Fauquier County Public Schools
- Ensure an ongoing flow of information with employees and stakeholders by providing news releases, answering questions from the public, and responding to Freedom of Information Act requests
Fauquier County Public Schools today announced its policy for providing free or reduced-price meals for children served under the National School Lunch and/or School Breakfast Programs. Each school and/or central school nutrition office has a copy of the policy, which may be reviewed by any interested party.
All Fauquier County Public Schools will dismiss 15 minutes later than normal on Monday, August 21, the date of the nationally anticipated total solar eclipse. Dr. David Jeck, division superintendent, made the decision to delay dismissal by 15 minutes due to the timing of the maximum impact of the eclipse in Fauquier County, which should occur locally around 2:30 to 2:45 p.m. during the normal dismissal time for the school division’s three high schools and four of five middle schools. The 15-minute delay in dismissal time for secondary schools on Aug. 21 will have a domino effect on elementary schools due to the fact that many FCPS buses do a double run – first transporting high school and middle school students home and then returning for a second run to transport elementary school students home.
Since his arrival in Fauquier County four years ago, one way Dr. David Jeck, superintendent of Fauquier County Public Schools, has answered tough questions about the school division was via “One Hard Question,” a video feature on the school division website at www.fcps1.org. It was a virtual way for stakeholders – students, parents and community members – to ask the superintendent hard questions to which they wanted honest answers. Beginning with this new school year, “Checking In with Dr. Jeck” will replace “One Hard Question (OHQ).”