The Allies and LGBT professional group for Fairfax County Public Schools.
FCPS acknowledges LGBTQ History Month
On October 12, 2017, FCPS will announce LGBTQ History Month at a school board meeting during the announcements period just after the National Anthem. We will be developing materials and links for teachers and student clubs to use. Check back at this page: http://fcpspride.org/history/
FCPS appoints new Superintendent
Dr. Scott Brabrand, formerly principal of Fairfax High School and most recently superintendent of Lynchburg City Schools is the new superintendent of FCPS. We will be scheduling an introductory meeting with him later summer to introduce him to the concerns of parents of LGBTQ students, LGBTQ employees, and LGBTQ parents.
Special Election to School Board
All voters in Fairfax County may vote in this election to replace Jeanette Hough in the at-large seat. FCPS Pride has interviewed both major-party candidates, and Karen Keys-Gamarra is the clear advocate for the LGBTQ and allied community. Early voting begins on July 14 at the government center. On August 29 (the second day of school) you can vote at your usual voting location. Go here to volunteer for help with Karen’s campaign: Sign-up to help campaign.
The picnic is on again this year! July 16 at 4 p.m. at Nottaway Park. It is an annual family-friendly event for LGBTQ people and families in Fairfax County and neighboring areas. We will have a meat and non-meat grill, fruit and water. BYOM.
FCPS postpones regulations:
The Fairfax County School Board voted in a closed session on July 19, 2016 to delay implementation of the released regulations. We strongly encourage the school board to move forward as soon as possible after that ruling; Transgender students and their parents who have waited two years for this are losing their childhood. To see the regulations as they were released July 1, 2016 follow this link: TransRegulations
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