FCPS Board Meeting Summary
June 6, 2022
About the Meeting
Character Education Spotlight
All District Choirs
All District Choir
VSBA Art Contest Entries
Perfect SOL Scores
Principals of each school presented students who scored a 600 on their SOL tests.
James Monroe High School
Walker-Grant Middle School
Genisis Ortega Cuevas
Lafayatte Elementary School
Hugh Mercer Elementary School
Kevin Dominguez Reyes
James Monroe Ambassadors
Program Description Student Ambassadors are a passionate group of upperclassmen students dedicated to the positive promotion of James Monroe High School. They work on a volunteer basis to serve as liaisons between the current James Monroe community and prospective students. Student Ambassadors are visible at many campus events that are geared towards prospective students and families. 2 This program is a revamp of the former Jackets United Mentor Program, or JUMP.
Mackenzie Hard is the Advisor for the JMHS Student Ambassadors. A total of 40 Ambassadors have been chosen and they will be recognized at several School Board meetings. The following students were recognized at the June 6th meeting:
Excellence in Teaching
Mrs. Fidler recognized the following recipients of Excellence in Teaching and Division Teachers of the Year awards who were not able to attend the May 9th School Board meeting:
Wendy Hughes, Lafayette Elementary School
Heather Reviello, Walker-Grant Middle School
McTeacher of the Year Award
Mrs. Gillenwater presented the McTeacher of the Year Award. The McTeacher Award is presented by the McDonald's Hart2Hart Charity. It was presented to Ryan Smith.
Marguerite Young NAACP Award
Mrs. Young and Mr. Richardson presented the Marguerite Young NAACP Award to the following recipients:
Robyn Thompson-Wilson, Walker-Grant Middle School
Marco Padillo, Walker-Grant Middle School
Alice Cobey, James Monroe High School
Hearing of Citizens
- Discontinuation of the IB Early Years Program
- Teachers resigning from the school division
- The handling of disciplinary issues
School Board Meeting - May 9, 2022 - http://go.boarddocs.com/vsba/frcps/Board.nsf/goto?open&id=CD6S39707DF3
Special School Board Meeting - May 11, 2022
Head Start Approvals
2022-2023 PreK Prgm KG.xlsx (boarddocs.com)
Administration of Federal Programs
Title I, Part A - Improving Basic Programs
P.L. 95-568 - Pre-school Economically Deprived (Head Start)
P.L. 94-142 - The Education of All Handicapped Children Act
P.L. 93-112 - The Rehabilitation Act
Title II, Part A - Supporting Effective Instruction
Title III, Part A - Language Instruction for Limited English Proficient and Immigrant Students
Title IV, Part A- Student Support and Academic Enrichment Grants
Proposed Policy Revisions
Proposed Policies Second Read - 6.6.22.pdf (boarddocs.com)
Change October meeting date to October 10, 2022
Adoption of the FY2022-2023 School Division Operating, Special Revenue (Grants), and Capital Budget(s)
The School Board voted to adopt the 2022 - 2023 budgets as presented.
Supplemental Appropriation for Retention Bonus
Change in Non Administrative Certified Staff and Head Start Teacher Raises from 6.5% to 10%
First Choice Update/Middle School Update
The School Board received an update from First Choice regarding the new middle school.
The School Board received an update on student achievement.
Monthly Financial Report
The financial statements as of April 30th were reviewed. In the operating fund, FCPS had received 79% of its budgeted operating revenues and spent 76% of budgeted operating expenditures. This compared to 83% of FCPS operating revenues received and 80% of its operating expenditures spent as of this time last year.
In the grants fund, FCPS had received 61% of its budgeted revenues and spent 66% of its budgeted expenditures. This compared to 70% of its operating revenues and 73% of our operating expenditures as of this time last year.
Information about FCPS ESSER spending was also shared. FCPS had spent approximately $3.82M year to date. As of April, FCPS was on track with its budgeted ESSER spending.
Additional information pertaining to FCPS ESSER I, II and III grant balances to date was also provided.
1. Chiller Replacements at Lafayette Elementary and Walker Grant Middle School:
--The Walker Grant project began May 31st
--The chiller has been taken offline and was removed from campus. The new chiller is expected to be installed during the week of July 4th. School will be without cooling for approximately four weeks. However, air handlers are operational and circulating air. Dehumidifiers have been placed in the library.
--The Lafayette project also began May 31st
--The tandem chillers have been taken offline and removed from campus. Installation of the temporary chiller is anticipated during the week of July 4th. The temporary chiller will provide cooling until the permanent chillers are fully installed. School will be without cooling until the temporary chiller is installed. However, air handlers are operational and circulating air. Dehumidifiers have been placed in the library.
2. Bioretention Project at Lafayette Elementary School:
The school division has contracted with a vendor to undertake this project, a majority of which is anticipated to be completed before students arrive for the upcoming school year.
3. James Monroe High School CTE Project:
The necessary building permit has been submitted for this project, which includes the expansion of the Cosmetology and Nursing classroom/labs. Preliminary work has started. The project is anticipated to be completed later this summer.
4. Water and Electric Energy Savings: Mobilization for LED lighting is scheduled to occur at the beginning of August. Crews will work after regular school hours during evening and nighttime shifts so as not to interrupt instruction. The division-wide project is scheduled for completion by late February.
Mobilization for water conservation projects (including low flow faucets and toilets) is slated to begin about mid-July. Again, work will take place after regular school hours during evening and nighttime shifts to avoid interrupting instruction. This project is anticipated for completion by mid-September.
Chiller replacements at LES and WGMS began last Tuesday. New chiller expected to be installed July 4th. Air
Bioretention is a natural filtration system that must be installed. It is embedded in the hill to ensure that runoff does not go from the surfaces to the storm drains.
June 14, 2022 VSBA Webinar - Purchasing Fundamentals 101: What Board Members and School Districts Should Know
June 21, 2022 - VSBA Webinar - How Virginia School Divisions Are Closing the Digital Divide for Students
June 28, 2022 - VSBA Webinar - COVID-19: What it Takes to Develop a Virtual Academy from the Ground Up in Two Months
July 19, 2022 - VSBA Conference on Education Hilton Richmond Hotel & Spa Short Pump or Virtual
Good of the Order
Mrs. Pomeroy welcomed staff back for the summer programs which began on June 6th.
Mr. Rowe acknowledged that June was Pride month.
Next Meeting Dates
School Board meetings are held at the Walker-Grant Center (unless otherwise noted).
- Regular School Board Meeting: July 11, 2022 - 6:30 Closed Session/7:30 Open Session at the Walker-Grant Center