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Getting Involved in City Schools

One of the reasons the City of Fairfax was ranked in the top five best places to live by Forbes Magazine is the strong sense of community. All four of our schools welcome volunteers – individual or corporate to help strengthen our schools and prepare our students to be global citizens. If you are interested in working in a school, donating money or services, please contact the schools individually or contact the school board office and we can get you in touch with the right person.

“For many of us, parents and educators alike, the goal is to raise children who are critical thinkers, compassionate citizens, and members of a strong community,” says Dr. Peter Noonan, Superintendent of the City of Fairfax Schools. “I understand the overwhelming feelings and responsibilities as a parent and member of the community. However, I do know that our schools and our school board offer many opportunities at different levels of commitment for those interested and willing to make a significant difference in a child’s educational life.”

For parents and community members interested in being more involved on a policy level, the City of Fairfax School Board offers a number of opportunities. Parents and community members can represent the city on Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) advisory committees or attend City School Board meetings and work sessions to learn about issues facing our schools. “We are always looking for city residents to help us represent our students at the county level,” says Carolyn Pitches, Vice Chairman of the City of Fairfax School Board. “It is crucial for us to have our voice heard on important issues ranging from discipline to capacity issues.”

“In the City of Fairfax schools we strive for a strong sense of community and support for our students,” says Superintendent Noonan. “But we cannot do it alone. You have a real opportunity to make a difference in your child’s academic and personal growth”



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