Communities to Discuss School Start Times

Communities to Discuss School Start Times

Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) will hold eight community meetings—one per cluster—in May and June to gather feedback from students, parents, employees, and community members on proposed adjustments to school start times. Participants are welcome to attend the meeting that is most convenient for them.

All meetings will run from 7 to 9 p.m. with the exception of the meeting at Poe Middle school on Saturday, June 7, which runs from 10 a.m. to noon. The schedule for community meetings on school start times is as follows:

Monday, May 19 -- Hayfield Secondary School (Cluster 4)

Tuesday, May 20 -- Langley High School (Cluster 1)

Tuesday, May 27 -- South Lakes High School (Cluster 8)

Wednesday, May 28 -- Madison High School (Cluster 2)

Saturday, June 7 -- Poe Middle School (Cluster 3)

Monday, June 9 -- South County High School (Cluster 5)

Tuesday, June 10 -- West Springfield High School (Cluster 6)

Wednesday, June 11 -- Centreville High School (Cluster 7)

The Fairfax County School Board adopted a resolution in April 2012 to seek solutions to establish high school start times at 8 a.m. or later. In March 2013, the Board awarded a contract to Children’s National Medical Center (CNMC) to develop a proposal to achieve this goal. CNMC presented several scenarios to the Board at its April 23 work session. These community meetings are designed to gather input and feedback from stakeholders.

Additional information about the four options being considered is available online.