FCPS Pre-Labor Day Start Information

Nov 05, 2018 – Regular School Board Meeting

  • On November 5, 2018 the Fredericksburg City School Board voted to open schools prior to Labor Day beginning with the 2019-20 school year. A draft calendar is being developed for School Board approval. It is important to note that school for students may begin as early as August 12, 2019 in order to complete the first semester by the winter break in December.
  • School Calendar – Pre-Labor Day Opening – http://www.boarddocs.com/vsba/frcps/Board.nsf/goto?open&id=B57MHU552FBC

Oct 01, 2018 – Regular School Board Meeting


ProsCons
Schedule would mirror that of surrounding divisionsHigh temperature on buses
End of 1st semester at Winter breakSome families may have a pre-planned summer vacation (attendance)
Human Resources would be on same hiring schedule as surrounding divisionsBudget issues (new funding available on July 1)
SOL Fall retakes could be completed prior to Winter breakTime to clean buildings
Fall/Spring sports schedules would be in line with school schedulesTiming of SIS roll-over & payroll
School schedule would mirror child care schedules in surrounding countiesFilling teacher vacancies
Teacher schedules would match child’s school schedule if in surrounding divisionsSchool Planning – New Year
Instructor schedules match surrounding divisions (T’s & S’s will be able to enroll in college level courses)Summer Programs (Summer School, Summer Scholars, Summer Fun, K-Camp, Parks & Rec, ESY)

Frequently Asked Questions

Data collection for the survey will be anonymous and confidential. FCPS will retain all data from survey participants. Results will be presented to the FCPS School Board on Monday, November 5, 2018. No identifying information will be released with the reporting of results.

Further questions regarding the survey can be sent to Dr. Jonathan Russ, Chief Administrative Officer, at jruss@cityschools.com.