School Board sitting on the dias during a meeting.

The Falls Church City School Board

The Falls Church City School Board is comprised of seven members who serve four-year terms. A student representative joins the Board at all public meetings and participates in discussions but does not vote.

The Falls Church City School Board is charged by the statutes of Virginia and the regulations of the Virginia Board of Education with providing and operating the public schools for the City of Falls Church. It is the function of the Board to set general school policy and, within the framework of State Board regulations, to establish guidelines and rules that will ensure the proper administration of the city school program.

The board's primary responsibilities are:

Regular Meetings of the FCCPS School Board are generally conducted on the 2nd Tuesday of each month at 7:00 p.m. In addition, Work Sessions are held on the 4th Tuesday of each month beginning at 7:00 p.m. During the COVID-19 pandemic, all board meetings are being held in a hybrid model and can be viewed on the FCCPS YouTube channel at www.YouTube.com/fccpsorg.

Public Participation at School Board Meetings

Members of the community are invited and encouraged to attend meetings of the Falls Church City School Board to observe its deliberations. Any member of the community may address the Board on matters related to the Falls Church City Public Schools at any regular meeting. School Board Regular Meetings are held on the 2nd Tuesday of each month.

Public Comments/Requests

The public may comment in person at the School Board’s regular monthly meetings. Speaker slips are available for the public at the meeting site and should be completed and handed to the School Board Clerk prior to the start of the meeting. The Speaker should clearly state their name, address, and the subject of their remarks. Members of the public are invited to speak by the School Board Chair in the order that the speaker slips are received. Per Policy BDDH, each speaker is limited to three minutes.

Written Comments/Requests

Written comments may be submitted to the School Board at schoolboard@fccps.org. Please indicate if you want the written statement to be part of the public record. Written statements received by 10:00 AM on the day of the meeting will be posted on BoardDocs prior to the meeting.

School Board Office Hours in the Community

School Board members set up monthly office hours in Falls Church restaurants and parks. These Office Hours are usually 6:00-8:00 p.m. The location will be added the week prior to the event.

Parents, students, teachers, staff, and community members may drop by (no registration required) to ask questions and offer feedback in a casual environment. This is not a private setting. Community members who prefer to have a private exchange with the School Board should contact the members via email to set up a meeting.

Date

Location

Time

February 21

Sfizi Cafe

6:00-8:00 p.m.

March 21

Plaka Grill, 1216 W. Broad St.

6:00-8:00 p.m.

April 19

Ireland's Four Provinces, 105 W. Broad St.

6:00-8:00 p.m.

May 24

Harvey's, 513 W. Broad St.

6:00-8:00 p.m.

June 6

Clare & Don's Beach Shack, 130 N. Washington St.

6:00-8:00 p.m.

September 20

TBD

6:00-8:00 p.m.

October 18

TBD

6:00-8:00 p.m.

November 8

TBD

6:00-8:00 p.m.

December 6

TBD

6:00-8:00 p.m.

Photo of Dr. Peter Noonan

Dr. Peter Noonan
Superintendent
pnoonan@fccps.org

Laura Downs

Laura Downs
School Board Chair
ldowns@fccps.org

Tate Gould

Dr. Tate Gould
School Board Vice-Chair
tgould@fccps.org

Dr. Jerrod Anderson

Dr. Jerrod Anderson
School Board Member
janderson@fccps.org

Susan Dimock

Dr. Susan Dimock
School Board Member
sdimock@fccps.org

David Ortiz

Dr. David Ortiz
School Board Member
dortiz@fccps.org

Lori Silverman

Lori Silverman
School Board Member
lsilverman@fccps.org

Kathleen Tysse

Kathleen Tysse
School Board Member
ktysse@fccps.org

Michael Kasher

Michael Kasher
Student Representative