Wednesday, March 20, 2013
Independent assessment seeks feedback.
Last year, the FCPS School Board approved funding for an independent study of school food services at Fairfax County Public Schools. A contract was awarded in January to Prismatic Services, Inc., a North Carolina-based consultant firm that focuses on helping school districts improve their operational and support services. As part of the assessment process, Prismatic has released two brief surveys, one for parents/caregivers and one for high-school aged students, which may be accessed through the links below. The survey, which is completely confidential, is available in English, Spanish and Korean and will be available through the end of FCPS Spring Break. You can access the surveys here (the deadline to participate is March 29): Parent …
Friday, November 2, 2012
More than 150 parents, teachers, students and health professionals joined expert panelists and culinary students at Real Food For Kids’ Feeding Academic Success event to learn why it can and must.
Not only can schools transition from serving highly processed foods to menus of freshly prepared whole foods, but the likelihood of participation in the school lunch program increasing as a result of those changes is high. But it takes commitment – on the part of the county, the teachers and school administrators and parents to drive that change and stay with it. Those were the high points of keynote speaker Chef Ann Cooper, a model and advocate for better school food, at Feeding Academic Success, held last week at Marshall High School in Falls Church. The event, the second for Fairfax County-based parent advocacy group Real Food For Kids, brought together change agents from other school districts, policy experts and medical professionals …
Tuesday, October 16, 2012
Storck will host town hall meetings in Lorton and Mount Vernon.
Mount Vernon District School Board Representative Dan Storck will host two town hall meetings to discuss school issues and priorities, as well as Mount Vernon District's needs. Parents, students, and community members are invited to these meetings. The meetings are scheduled for the following dates: No registration is required. For more information, contact Barbara Larsen at 571-423-1069 or by e-mail at Barbara.Larsen@fcps.edu.
Monday, August 8, 2011
Discipline reform has become a key issue in this school board race. See how the candidates stack up.
Patch has asked the candidates running for an at-large seat on the Fairfax County School Board a series of questions on discipline policy reform - a topic fast becoming a key issue in this race. 1. Do you think the recent reforms passed by the school board changing the discipline policy were appropriate? The recent reforms passed by the School Board were a good start in what I hope proves to be an on-going dialogue with students, parents, teachers and administrators. These policies have been on the books for years, since I was a student. As the only candidate who’s been through FCPS within the past decade, I’ve seen first-hand the deleterious effects these policies have had on my peers. Mistakes that students make in their K-12 years …