What is the PPEA?
PPEA is the Public-Private Education Facilities and Infrastructure Act. It was passed in 2002 by the General Assembly to allow localities to form partnerships with the private sector. Through these partnerships, the public and private sectors work together to complete major projects, like building new schools. To date, hundreds of successful PPEA projects have been completed in Virginia.
The Falls Church School Board has unanimously approved its FY16 Budget. The "Doing More With Less" plan includes no staff increases, 5 fewer teaching positions (via attrition), while projecting 100 more students in the coming year.
Superintendent's Executive Assistant and Deputy Clerk of the Board Marty Gadell has been selected as the 2015 FCCPS Support Staff Employee of the Year.
Economic development projects and the fiscal impact of them have a direct relationship with the school budget. It is especially important this year as there are almost 500 apartment units planned to open in Falls Church during the 2015-2016 school year.