FCPS Board Meeting Summary
March 8, 2022
About the Meeting
Character Education Spotlight
Optimist Student of the Month
Division Wide Spelling Bee
National School Counseling Week
National School Social Workers Week
VSBA Equity In Education Month
Public Hearing - Open for Citizen Comments on 2022-2023 School Operating Budget and Special Grants Budgets and Capital Improvements Budget
Hearing of Citizens
March 7, 2022 Budget Work Session: http://go.boarddocs.com/vsba/frcps/Board.nsf/goto?open&id=CBF2KK029174
March 7, 2022 Regular School Board meeting: http://go.boarddocs.com/vsba/frcps/Board.nsf/goto?open&id=CANQB864EA20
Head Start Approvals
VSBA Business Honor Roll
The Gemini 3 Group, Inc.
Fredericksburg Host Lions Club
Approval of the School Division Operating, Special Revenue (Grants) and Capital Improvements Budget for 2022-2023
Energy Efficiency Upgrade Phase II Contract Approval
ABM has completed the Investment Grade Audit and has presented their findings and recommendations to FCPS administration. We have been working with ABM to finalize Phase 2 Energy Performance Contract scope of work with more coming in a Phase 3 Project. Phase 2 will save our school division $152,183 in energy and operations per year ($2,830,443 over the course of the term) and reduce carbon emissions by 2,031 Metric Tons per year. This will be accomplished through infrastructure improvements include upgraded LED lighting, mechanical heating & air conditioning system upgrades, water conservation, and PC power management.
During the course of the audit ABM identified critical heating ventilation and air conditioning systems (HVAC) that are at the end of their useful life and in failing condition and as a result will be replaced under this project. Updating these systems with new energy efficient equipment will significantly improve the physical learning environment for students, teachers, and staff.
These improvements will be guaranteed to ensure long term performance and reliability.
Project Milestones Date
FCPS Board approval for LUES & WGMS-Phase 1-HVAC 12/06/21
FCPS Board approval for Phase 2 -District Wide Energy Savings Project 03/07/22
Phase 2 - Mobilization 06/01/22
Phase 2- Project completion 08/01/23
Final Sign-Off 08/15/23
The School Board approved for staff to solicit and review proposals for financing the equipment in the energy performance contract with an estimated amount not to exceed $4,100,000 and furthermore authorize the Superintendent/Deputy Superintendent to execute the Phase 2 energy performance contract and related documents upon approval of contracts, by the school board attorney.
Revised 2021 - 2022 Instructional Calendar
The School Board voted to approve revisions to the 2021 - 2022 Instructional Calendar. March 30th and April 29th are now early dismissal days.
Dr. Eberhardt provided the following COVID update:
Under the new COVID-19 Community levels, Fredericksburg is now low. During the past week there was one reported and confirmed positive case. If the numbers continue to decrease, this may be the last COVID Report.
Monthly Financial Report
The Monthly Financial Report may be viewed at the following link: Fredericksburg City Public Schools Monthly Financial Update (boarddocs.com)
Digital Citizenship Initiative
Student Achievement Winter Update
Middle School Update
Work has also begun on the options for converting the current middle school into an elementary school. This work involves determining what can be reasonably done as well as developing a related timeline and cost breakout.
- Scheduling a Special School Board meeting to discuss revising the mission, vision, principles, and goals of the School Board.
- VSBA Hot Topic Conference - March 11, 2022
- VSBA Hot Topic Conference - April 20, 2022
- VSBA Northeastern Regional Forum - May 2, 2022
- Continuing VSBA Master Board Training - August 18, 2022
Good of the Order
Mrs. Pomeroy wished everyone a happy and save spring break.
Mr. Bailey, Ms. Holmes, and Ms. Kay thanked everyone for their hard work and shared their appreciation for staff.
Ms. Holmes thanked ABM for their presentation regarding Phase II, noting that the work was very exciting.
Next Meeting Dates
School Board meetings are held at the Walker-Grant Center (unless otherwise noted).
- Joint Meeting with City Council & Public Hearing - March 24, 2022 @ 7:00 p.m. @ James Monroe High School
- Regular School Board Meeting: April 4, 2022 - 6:30 Closed Session/7:30 Open Session
- Joint Meeting with City Council: April 5, 2022 - 6:00 p.m.