#IamFCPS has been a critical friend to our public schools in Fairfax County. We worked to engage community leadership in creating fiscally sustainable public schools so that children can receive the teachers, class sizes, and quality programming they need to be successful in life. This effort was a grassroots campaign led by parent volunteers, without major funding
#IamFCPS mobilized our community in late 2015 into 2016, to advocate for the 2016-17 Fairfax County Public Schools budget.
As a result of #IamFCPS galvanizing parents, approximately 10,000 letters were received by Fairfax County Board of Supervisors, advocating to fully fund the budget.Over 200 parents and community members attend the release of the proposed budget in the January 2016 School Board meeting – an unheard of turn out for this annual release. #IamFCPS and the FCPS budget situation also earned major media coverage on local stations of ABC, NBC, FOX, and CBS.
When parents advocate, our schools and community win. Thank you to all of the people who helped invest in our schools – and who continue that work today.