Education Notebook - 05/28/03

Education Notebook - 05/28/03

FCPS Surveys Community

<bt>Fairfax County Public Schools has distributed surveys to selected parents, community members, local businesses and employees in an effort to improve its services. The surveys will help determine how the school system is delivering products and services critical to the success of its students and schools. Survey results, which will be reported during the summer or fall of this year, will be used to identify areas in which the school system is strong, as well as areas that, survey participants believe, need improvement.

The surveys were mailed late last week to approximately 12,000 randomly selected participants who are representative of school attendance areas and of racial and ethnic groups within the school-system pyramids. Participants are asked to complete the printed survey form or to complete the survey online at All responses will be confidential.

<sh>Autism Program Workshop

<bt>The Fairfax County Public Schools Department of Special Services Preschool Autism Program is presenting a workshop with Dr. Ron Leaf, who will discuss "Challenges Related to Eating for Young Children with Autism," May 28, 7-9 p.m., at Little Run Elementary School, 4511 Olley Lane, Fairfax. All parents are welcome. To register, call Connie Brown at 703-204-3941 or e-mail For more information, visit:

<sh>FCPS Events Calendar

<bt>Wednesday, May 28, 7 p.m.

School Board special meeting, teacher of the year. Luther Jackson Middle School, 3020 Gallows Road, Falls Church.

Monday, June 2, 8:30 a.m.

School Board work session, instruction; technology; human resources; student services; and legislation. Burkholder Center, 10700 Page Ave., Fairfax.

Tuesday, June 3

Modified-calendar schools graduations.

Friday, June 6

Last day of schools for modified secondary calendar Fairfax County Public Schools.

Monday, June 9, 7 p.m.

School Board special meeting, challenged materials. Burkholder Center, 10700 Page Ave., Fairfax.