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McLean Citizens Association - Education Committee Meeting

MCA's monthly Education Committee meeting will be on October 20 from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Dranvesville District School Board Representative Elaine Tholen will be a guest speaker. More information

495 Northern Extension Project Location and Design Public Hearing

VDOT is holding a virtual public hearing on October 5 to present the environmental assessment and draft design plans to extend the 495 Express Lanes. More information

FCPS Return to School

Below you will find links to key documents and watch the School Board sessions.

Have feedback? Contact our School Board representative Elaine Tholen and/or any of the At-Large Representatives.


To watch School Board sessions, you can watch live via the livestream online or TV (Cox (SD) - 99, Cox (HD) 1099, Comcast (SD) 99, Comcast (HD) 1094, Verizon (SD & HD) 11) - you can also watch the recorded sessions on the FCPS YouTube channel.

FCPS FY 2021 Budget

The school board has approved the FY 21 budget. The budget, revised due to the COVID-19 pandemic, reduced the previously recommended transfer increase from Fairfax County from $85.5 million to $7.3 million and includes a reduction of $4.8 million from the state. 


Timeline: The fiscal year starts each year on July 1. The School Board budget work session begins each year in November. The Superintendent releases the proposed budget in January. The Approved Budget is adopted by the School Board in May, after the Board of Supervisors approves the annual budget for Fairfax County.


Budget Quick Link: FCPS Budget Documents

FCPS FY 2021-2025 Capital Improvement Program

FCPS has released the proposed Capital Improvement Program

Future Plans for the McLean Community Business Center (CBC), aka Downtown McLean

The McLean CBC is centered on the intersection of Chain Bridge Road and Old Dominion Drive and Fairfax County is developing an updated vision for the comprehensive plan. For more information, visit the project website.


Contact the School Board

The Fairfax County School Board is charged with setting general school policy and establishing guidelines that will ensure the proper administration of FCPS programs. Share your thoughts on priorities for school funding and other school matters with our delegates. You can also speak at a board meeting - sign up. Interested in what's being discussed at school board meetings? You can access meeting minutes and videos.


At the CRS PTA, we work with our local officials (such as the School Board, Board of Supervisors, VA state representatives, etc.) to advocate for our CRS community. Some of these issues include addressing teacher pay and benefits, reducing class sizes, and ensuring adequate funding and access to high-quality education. We work to make sure you are informed of issues that could impact your student or opportunities to be engaged in shaping education direction at FCPS - empowering you to be an advocate for your child and our community. Finally, we try to keep you informed about community-wide issues that are of particular interest to school families and staff and might impact their quality of life.

Advocacy Resources 

Get even more information and resources from the Fairfax County Council of PTAs (FCCPTA), from the Northern Virginia District PTA (NOVA PTA), from the Virginia PTA (VA PTA), and from the National PTA.

Contact Us

Have questions or are interested in joining our committee? Email

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