FCCPS Strategic Plan

Falls Church City Public Schools is working to develop a strategic plan that will identify and implement key instructional priorities, drive practice across our schools, and be representative of our community. Our work will be centered around these four domains:

Academics & Instruction, Climate & Culture, Organizational Resources, Community Engagement

Check our most recent Triennial Plan that we will be updating throughout this work. This work will also be connected to our Placemat

This process will take us through four phases of designing a strategic plan that culminates with the launch of our new strategic plan in the Spring of 2022.

Strategic Plan Timeline

To develop a responsive plan, we will engage with a variety of teams to listen to feedback, generate ideas, design proposals, and catalyze change.

Steering Team Sessions

  • Steering Team Kickoff Meeting: October 11, 2021

    • Education Elements will build a shared understanding of the project and intended outcomes, provide clarity to the Steering Team members about their role in this project, and prepare for upcoming stakeholder engagement activities. 

  • School Board Update: October 12, 2021

    • Steering Team Members provide an update to the School Board

  • Steering Team Check-In

  • School Board Work Session: October 26, 2021

    • Education Elements and Steering Team Members provide an update to the School Board

  • In-person Kickoff and Review of Stakeholder Engagement Feedback: November 15, 2021

    • Education Elements will lead the Steering Team through a review of the stakeholder engagement data to determine trends + focus areas for further exploration and ideation

  • In-person Visioning Session: November 15, 2021

    • Education Elements will lead the Steering team through a series of protocols to review the district's current mission, vision, and values to determine if they are aligned to the stakeholder engagement data. If not, we will help the team to modify or recreate them

  • Steering Team Check-In

Additional dates coming soon!

The strategic planning process is as critical as the actual plan. We strongly believe that the way we engage in creating a strategic plan is as important as what goes into the actual strategic plan. There will be many ways to engage over the next few months and we look forward to your participation in the creation of our next strategic plan.

Focus Groups: October 13 - November 1

  • October 13: Focus Group - Secondary Teachers

  • October 20: Focus Group - PreK through 5 Teachers

  • October 20: Parents, Guardians, and Community Members

  • October 21: Operations Employees

  • October 22: Parents, Guardians, and Community Members

  • October: Lower Elementary Students

  • October: Upper Elementary Students

  • October: Middle School Students

  • October 26: High School Students

  • November 1: School Administrators

  • Additional Dates will be added if needed.

Virtual Town Hall: October 28, 2021, at 7:00 PM

Everyone is invited to a Virtual Town Hall on October 28 at 7:00 p.m. to hear about the process to develop a new strategic plan for Falls Church City Public Schools (FCCPS) and engage in conversation to help inform the plan.  This process includes four phases of designing a strategic plan, culminating in the launch of the new FCCPS strategic plan in the Spring of 2022. This one-hour session will include an overview of the process and facilitated small group discussions on your experiences within FCCPS. Your participation will help us to identify key instructional priorities, drive practice across our schools, and ensure the representation of all voices within our community.

Register to let us know you are attending and so we can send you a link for the Town Hall.

Community Assessment: October 18-29

Complete the Community Assessment Form - ENGLISH - SPANISH. It is open until October 29 and will provide all community members an opportunity to comment on the FCCPS Strategic Plan. NOTE: We have corrected an issue with the form that only allowed parental submissions yesterday. We urge all members of the community to share their thoughts.