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Fairfax Connection Newspapers: City of Fairfax Schools “Doing What Other School Systems Can’t”

The City of Fairfax Schools’ budget was presented to the Mayor and City Council on March 7th.

City School Board and Superintendent asked for a .0003 percent transfer increase from the previous year.

“School success and outcomes have increased, due to the teachers, administrators and the incredible support of our City. We’re able to do what other school systems in the U.S. can’t, and we’re very proud of that.”

To see more about the presentation to the City Council, please see the Fairfax Connection newspapers.  To see the budget presentation, a copy is available here.

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City of Fairfax Schools Superintendent Peter Noonan Announces Leave

City of Fairfax Schools Superintendent Dr. Peter Noonan Announces Leave for Falls Church City Public Schools

City of Fairfax Schools Superintendent Dr. Peter Noonan announced today he will become the Superintendent of Falls Church City Public Schools (FCCPS). Dr. Noonan will begin his work at FCCPS on May 15, 2017.

“Over the course of the past five years, I have enjoyed the fortune to work with outstanding people, a supportive board and world-class educators,” said Noonan. “I look forward to taking all I have learned in the City of Fairfax and putting those qualities of excellence to work in a different school system. The challenges will come to be sure, but the excitement of growing professionally and personally in a different system is also exciting.”

During Dr. Noonan’s tenure he oversaw the boundary adjustment for Fairfax High School and Lanier Middle School, developed a path for advanced academic programs in all four schools and created equal athletic facilities for girls at Fairfax High School in addition to many other initiatives.

“Dr. Noonan has been a strong advocate for the City of Fairfax students and while we are very sorry to see him go, we are grateful for his leadership for the past five years,” said Jon Buttram, City of Fairfax School Board Chairman. “We are committed to continue his dedicated service to the City of Fairfax schools as we search for a new leader.”

Mr. Buttram and the City of Fairfax School Board will name an Interim Superintendent in the coming weeks to ensure a seamless transition and will have a detailed timeline of the search process for a permanent replacement.

Information about the selection of a new superintendent is on the City of Fairfax Schools website, The City of Fairfax School Board welcomes community comments and suggestions as it moves forward with the search process.




City of Fairfax School Board Releases 2017-2022 Strategic Plan

The City of Fairfax School Board released the 2017-2022 Strategic this week. The Strategic Plan, previously known as the Six Year Plan, outlines the City School Board’s priorities and objectives. Members of the community are welcome to read the plan here (link below). If there are any questions or comments, please contact the School Board at

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The City of Fairfax Schools strives to make our website accessible to all. If you are having difficulties reading this document, please call our office at 703-385-7911.

March CloseUp – Counting Our Blessings

Each month we publish our online newsletter CloseUp – a great way to stay connected to our four schools. Here are some highlights from this month’s issue!

  • Daniels Run ES made the cover of the Fairfax Connection for the work of Ms. Novak’s first grade class with American Ninja Warrior.
  • FX Players (FHS Theater Department) won regionals and placed third in
    FHS Zion Jang with regional trophy. ZJ went on to win Best Actor in Virginia state competition.

    state for one act plays. Zion Jang (photo right) placed first in the VHSL state competition for acting. Eight FX Players made the DC Metro Arts’ list for best high school performances.

  • FHS Forensics team named Liberty Conference Champions.
  • FHS Science Olympiad team took home several honors at the University of Pennsylvania competition.
  • Model UN competed at George Mason and two FHS students were honored for being the most dedicated to the spirit of Model UN.
  • FHS Latin Club placed in Certamen (a competitive event in Latin similar to Jeopardy).
  • FHS DECA (marketing students) competed at the Virginia state leadership conference with several groups advancing to the International Career Development Conference in California.
  • FHS and LMS students named to Virginia all-state band and chorus.
    VA state 50 free winner Anna Ober
  • FHS swimmer Anna Ober is the Virginia state champion in the 50 yard freestyle

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