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FCCPS Board Seeks Budget Hike to Keep Pace with Enrollment Spurt

Another 176 new students (an amount equal to an entire grade level) are expected by fall in FCCPS schools.

Falls Church City Public Schools enrollment continues to grow at a 6.1 percent pace, faster than any school system in Northern Virginia, according to FCCPS Communications Department.
Falls Church City Public Schools enrollment continues to grow at a 6.1 percent pace, faster than any school system in Northern Virginia, according to FCCPS Communications Department.

(Editor's note: The following information is from the FCCPS Department of Communications.)

Falls Church City Public Schools enrollment continues to grow at a 6.1 percent pace, faster than any school system in Northern Virginia, according to FCCPS Communications Department. Another 176 new students (an amount equal to an entire grade level) are expected by fall.

With that as a foundation, and before the Falls Church School Board Superintendent Toni Jones outlined her budget for the coming year which seeks the additional staff necessary to retain small class sizes, and begins to close the gap in teacher salaries to retain those already here.

It also include a three-year Technology Strategic Plan to further enhance opportunities for Personalized Learning of students while cutting costs and reducing purchasing. 

The budget seeks a $37.3 million City transfer; a 10.6 percent increase over current funding but less than the 14 percent increase sought for the current year.


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