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School Board to Hear Budget Scenarios
Each year at this time, the Falls Church City School Board receives a proposed budget from the superintendent and then develops its final budget from that plan. This year, because the variables associated with the FY11 budget forecast are fluid, the school board will consider various scenarios that take into account options ranging from a flat budget that includes no employee pay raise or cost of living adjustment to a total budget reduction of nearly seven percent. The conversation begins during the school board work session on January 12th when Superintendent Lois Berlin presents options and recommendations to the school board. The work session is open to the public. The work session is just the beginning of a long process that includes additional budget work sessions and public hearings
before the school board adopts a final plan and sends it to the Falls Church City manager for inclusion in his proposed budget presentation to the City Council
FCC-TV Spotlight: [email protected]
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This week marks the 400th episode of this topical Spanish-language news program. Updated weekly, [email protected]
covers current events, music, politics, and many other interesting subjects. You can watch [email protected]
on FCC-TV at the following times:
· Mondays at 10:00 a.m.
· Wednesdays at 7:30 p.m.
· Thursdays at 10:30 a.m. and 8:00 p.m.
· Saturdays at 7:30 p.m.
You can now see FCC-TV programming live at www.fcctv.net anywhere in the world! FCC-TV also airs on television in the greater Falls Church area on Cox Channel 12, Verizon Channel 35 and RCN Channel 2.
BIE Partner of the Week Kim Maller Long & Foster Realtors
School involvement: Donated Starbucks Coffee gift cards as door prizes for staff winter parties. Why Kim is a BIE partner: "As a 14-year Falls Church resident, I've been impressed with the business community's support of our schools. There is a close correlation between the strength of our schools and the strength of our real estate
values. As both a parent and a realtor, I appreciate the opportunity to support the teachers who bring such energy and dedication to our schools." For more information about sharing your expertise through the BIE Partnership, visit www.fccps.org or contact Marybeth Connelly at [email protected]
Foundation Footnotes Volunteers needed to help with annual auction The Falls Church Education Foundation (FCEF) is seeking volunteers who can provide support for the foundation's annual online, silent and live auction initiatives. These initiatives will culminate at the 6th Annual Dinner on Friday, April 23, 2010. Help is needed in the following areas: planning, organizing, and/or soliciting goods and services for the annual auction. Last year, the auction generated more than $21,000 in proceeds to support the Falls Church City public schools
Wilden After-School Program, Challenge Day and foundation operations. The FCEF is a registered 501(c)3 tax-exempt organization. For more information, visit www.fcedf.org or call (703) 538-3381. School content published in The Schools Focus is written and edited by the Falls Church City Public Schools. For more information, contact the Falls Church City Public Schools Communications Office. Phone: (703) 248-5699 Fax: (703) 248-5613.
FCCPS Budget Calendar Jan. 12th 6:30 p.m.Superintendent's Presentation of Budget Recommendations (City Hall) Jan. 23rd 8:30 a.m. Budget Work Session #1 (CO) Jan. 26th 8:00 p.m. Public Hearing #1 (City Hall) Feb. 6th 8:00 a.m. Budget Work Session #2 (CO) Feb. 9th 8:00 p.m. Public Hearing #2 (City Hall) Feb. 16th 7:00 p.m. Public Hearing #3 (CO) 7:30 p.m. Budget Work Session #3 (CO) Feb. 23rd 6:30 p.m. Budget Work Session #4 (City Hall) 8:00 p.m. School Board Votes on Budget (City Hall) Work sessions are not televised but are open to the public. All but the fourth work session will be held in the FCCPS Central Office conference room, 800 W. Broad Street, Suite 203, Falls Church, VA. Public hearings will be held in the Chambers at City Hall and will be televised live on Falls Church City Television (Cox Ch. 12, Verizon Ch. 35 and RCN Ch. 2). For more information, visit www.fccps.org/board.
FCCPS Job Openings The Falls Church City Public SchoolsTransportation Department is seeking: · individuals to transport special needs
students by car, and · school bus aide Apply online for these and other FCCPS job openings at www.fccps.org/hr. Call (703) 248-5537 for more information.
Calendar for January 7-14, 2010
1:30 p.m. IB Forum
4:00 p.m. IB Awards
7:00 p.m. 7th Grade Band Concert (MEH)
7:30 p.m. Manassas Park @ Mason (G Basketball)
1:20 p.m. Poetry Out Loud
6:30 p.m. Family Movie Night (MEH)
6:30 p.m. The Avalon School @ Mason (B Basketball)
7:30 p.m. Mason @ Loudoun County (Swimming)
10:00 a.m. Mason Hosts Dual Tournament (GM)
4:00 p.m. Mason @ Colonial Beach (G Basketball)
5:00 p.m. Mason @ Manassas Park (Scholastic Bowl)
6:00 p.m. EIP/HEP Tutoring
7:00 p.m. 5th Grade Band Concert/PTA Meeting (MEH)
7:30 p.m. Gifted and Talented advisory committee
6:30 p.m. School Board Work Session
Budget Presentation (City Hall)
7:30 p.m. Freedom High @ Mason (B Basketball)
8:00 p.m. School Board Regular Meeting
7:15 a.m. P.W.I. (Parent Walk-In) (GM)
5:30 p.m. Daycare Subcommittee (TJ)
7:15 p.m. PTA (MEH)
7:30 p.m. Briar Woods @ Mason (G Basketball)
7:00 p.m. IB Information Night (GM)
7:30 p.m. Madison Co. @ Mason (GM)
For more calendar information, visit www.fccps.org/calendar. (MD) Mt. Daniel School (TJ) Thomas Jefferson
Elementary (MEH) Mary Ellen
Henderson Middle (GM) George Mason High (CO) Central Office www.fccps.org - The official site for Falls Church City Public Schools news