Superintendent Garza to Hold Fall Listening Tour Events Throughout Fairfax County Fairfax County Public Schools
Superintendent Dr. Karen Garza invites parents, students, employees, and community members to share their thoughts about the school system during a listening tour that will begin this fall and continue in early 2014. Winter dates will be announced in early January.
Dr. Garza will be visiting every magisterial district with Fairfax County School Board members to hear attendees’ concerns and questions about school issues and priorities. Dr. Garza also will ask meeting participants to provide their feedback to questions that will be used to develop a Portrait of a Graduate that will provide a framework for a long-range strategic plan for FCPS.
The Mount Vernon District meeting will be held on Tuesday, October 15, at 7 p.m., at Whitman Middle School. Whitman Middle School is located at 2500 Parkers Lane in Alexandria. Pyramid 4 of the Fairfax County Public Schools System has the greater percentage of minority students in the County, where the achievment gap and the digital divide among these populations is alarming. This past May there was a meeting at West Potomac High School to discuss the issue and potential resolutions, read more about it HERE.
A complete schedule of dates and locations is available athttp://www.fcps.edu/news/listening.shtml. Those planning to attend the fall listening tour are requested to sign up online and indicate if an interpreter is needed.