Community Engagement Committee - Fairfax County, VA
FCPS Superintendent Garza begins her “Listening Tour”

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 at Those planning to attend the fall listening tour are requested to sign up online and indicate if an interpreter is needed.

Posted on October 15th, 2013

Cuccinelli will fight for all

As we find ourselves in the middle of Hispanic Heritage Month and in recognition of the explosive growth of the Hispanic-American community in Virginia, it is more important than ever that our representatives do not take us for granted. As the chairperson for the Nuestro Cuccinelli Advisory Team, I can attest to the fact that Ken Cuccinelli has actively engaged with the Hispanic/Latino community in Virginia by reaching out and listening to us.
By engaging with our community, Cuccinelli has heard firsthand about the plight of the small businessperson who is being burdened with the lack of capital, increased regulations and higher taxes. He also shares the values that we hold dear: our love of family, country and individual freedom; our entrepreneurial spirit and the need to ensure that our children get a good education. Cuccinelli takes these things into consideration when he addresses the issue of immigration. Hispanics, like all other citizens of Virginia, are concerned about jobs, the economy and education.
Read the entire Op-Ed here!

Posted on October 8th, 2013

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