Monday, May 13, 2013
Superintendent of Fairfax County Public Schools had surgery for an aortic aneurysm May 7.
Fairfax County Public Schools Superintendent Jack Dale was released from the hospital Sunday after emergency heart surgery May 7. FCPS spokesman John Torre told Patch in an email Monday that Dale had been released from the hospital to recover from surgery at home. Dale was taken to INOVA Fairfax Hospital on May 7 after telling coworkers he hadn’t been feeling well that day. He had surgery after suffering an aortic aneurysm that night. Torre said Dale was expected to return to work sometime in early June. “He is making progress and is not expected to return to work until early June on a part time basis,” he wrote in his email. Dale is planning to retire this summer. Deputy Superintendent Richard Moniuszko is managing superintendent duties …
Thursday, May 9, 2013
Dale underwent surgery for an aortic aneurism Tuesday evening.
Jack Dale, the outgoing Fairfax County Public Schools Superintendent, underwent emergency heart surgery Tuesday evening after suffering an aortic aneurism. The Washington Post reported Wednesday that Dale, 64, was conscious and resting at the intensive care unit of Fairfax Inova Hospital in Falls Church. He was taken to the hospital in an ambulance Tuesday evening after telling coworkers he was feeling unwell, the Post reported. As of Wednesday afternoon, he was in stable condition. Hospital officials were unable to comment further on Dale’s condition Thursday afternoon. Dale is planning to retire this summer but it’s unclear whether he will return to his post after recovering from surgery. FCPS spokesman John Torre told Patch on …
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
After medical emergency, Fairfax County Public Schools leader in stable condition at a local hospital.
Update 1:18 pm: "We are optimistic Dr. Dale will return to work before his scheduled retirement," Schools spokesman John Torre said. Original: Just more than a month before he is set to retire, Fairfax County Public Schools superintendent Jack Dale has been hospitalized after a medical emergency. Fairfax County School Board Chairman Ilryong Moon said Dale had a medical emergency late Tuesday afternoon. He is in stable condition at a local hospital, Moon wrote. Deputy Superintendent Richard Moniuszko will step in to manage superintendent duties, Moon said. "On behalf of the entire FCPS community, our thoughts and prayers are with Dr. Dale and his family and we look forward to his return," Moon wrote. Schools spokesman John Torre said no …
Wednesday, March 13, 2013
“We’re just growing too much,” Superintendent Jack Dale said Tuesday as talks began between county supervisors and school board members.
Fairfax County is facing its own budget woes for Fiscal Year 2014: Property taxes could rise as much as 2 cents per $100 of assessed value, bumping the average homeowner's tax bill and County Executive Ed Long has said raises for employees aren't likely. But the county's struggles could also make Fairfax County Public Schools come up short on its own $2.5 billion advertised budget, officials said Tuesday as they met to discuss budget issues and priorities. It doesn't appear the county, which gives an annual transfer to the school board, can afford to give the board as much as it asked for this winter. In order to close a $169 million shortfall and prepare for the still-unknown effects of sequestration, County Executive Ed Long has proposed…
Tuesday, March 12, 2013
Replacement for Superintendent Jack Dale should be in place by May, school board members said Monday as they explored the kind of relationship they wanted with the system's new leader.
Fairfax County School Board members are on track to have a new superintendent chosen by the end of April. After a work session Monday, School Board Chairman Ilryong Moon (At Large) said the Board was keeping to the schedule outlined in November 2013, hoping to publicly announce the new leader of one of the country's largest school systems in May. “We are having our first round of interviews this week,” Moon said, adding that he and his colleagues hoped to narrow the pool down to approximately three finalists by Wednesday. Those chosen will interviewed a second time, and the Board will then choose its preferred candidate, Moon said. During the work session, the Board explored the relationship they hoped to have with the new superintendent. …
Friday, January 11, 2013
FY 2014 spending plan adds nearly 293 positions to accommodate 2,857 extra students -- but 'bare bones budget' falls short on some needs, Superintendent Jack Dale says.
Fairfax County Public Schools Superintendent Jack Dale unveiled a $2.5 billion budget for Fiscal Year 2014 on Thursday — a budget $62.7 million larger than last year's spending plan largely driven by huge enrollment growth and the staffing needed to accommodate it. But the plan is "bare bones," Dale said, compared to an earlier fiscal forecast that anticipated giving more compensation to teachers and reducing class sizes or a permanent line item for textbooks, among other program needs. "It's nothing extravagant but it does recognize some of the things Fairfax expects," Dale said Thursday morning after a meeting with reporters. The budget Dale presented Thursday finds $50 million in savings, but relies heavily on a proposed 5.5 percent …
Wednesday, December 5, 2012
Tuesday forum in McLean was second in series of community meetings this week about replacing retiring Fairfax County Public Schools Superintendent Jack Dale.
Parents at a community meeting Tuesday designed to gather input about Fairfax County's next superintendent say the new leader will step into an excellent school system, but also one with dwindling resources and an achievement gap it is struggling to close — challenges they said would be best navigated by someone who could maximize a limited budget and respect and listen to the community. The Tuesday meeting at Langley High School in McLean was one of several this week facilitated by the search firm Hazard, Young, Attea & Associates, the company hired to lead the search for a new Fairfax County Public Schools superintendent as Superintendent Jack Dale's retirement approaches in June. The firm also led the search for Montgomery County Public…
Monday, November 26, 2012
Residents can provide feedback, comments on search to find Superintendent Jack Dale's replacement
Fairfax County residents will have the opportunity to offer input in the search for a replacement for outgoing Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) Superintendent Jack Dale at one of six scheduled community forums. The first forum will be at South County High School at 7 p.m. Dec. 3 in the cafeteria. The other forums will be: The forums are organized by Hazard, Young, Attea and Associates, the search firm hired by the School Board to find a new superintendent. All Fairfax County residents and FCPS employees are invited to attend the meetings and offer feedback. Additionally, residents can submit their comments through an online survey that will open to all via the FCPS website on Monday, Nov. 26. Related Stories:
Friday, July 27, 2012
Nine-member group will review bids from search firms next month
The Fairfax County School Board named nine members to a committee tasked with reviewing bids from superintendent search firms on Thursday night, putting the board on track to hire a consultant to lead the selection process by October. The board unanimously appointed members Sandy Evans (Mason), Pat Hynes (Hunter Mill), Megan McLaughlin (Braddock), Ilryong Moon (At-large), Elizabeth Schultz (Springfield), Kathy Smith (Sully), Dan Storck (Mt. Vernon), Janie Strauss (Dranesville, and Ted Velkoff (At-large) to the Division Superintendent Search RFP Selection Advisory Committee (SAC). Pat Hynes, the board's recently elected vice chairman, was appointed as chairman of the committee. Schultz was absent from Thursday night's vote. Superintendent …
Wednesday, June 20, 2012
Program would exempt schools through the 2014-2015 year
Two Falls Church schools are among the 101 high-performing schools across the state that could earn waivers from Virginia's annual accreditation process, allowing educators to focus less on the test and more on innovating in the classroom, local and state officials said this week. Virginia Superintendent of Public Instruction Patricia I. Wright said eligible schools have achieved pass rates of 95 percent or higher in four Standards of Learning (SOL) content areas — English, math, science and history — for the past two years. The three-year waivers would allow the schools to stay fully accredited through the 2014-2015. The high marks have earned schools "an opportunity to set aside concerns about annual accreditation for three years and …