City Schools Spent Summer Supporting Students, Upgrading Facilities

The City of Fairfax Schools were busy in the summer months – filled with students and facility upgrades to prepare for the new school year. Diego Wilson, Assistant to the Superintendent for the City of Fairfax Schools, updated the City of Fairfax School Board at their Regular School Board Meeting on Monday, September 12, 2022.

The programs for students were designed to help with transitions to new schools and support for students who were not at grade level for reading or math. At the elementary schools, Providence ES and Daniels Run ES, over 400 students participated in programs to help prepare them for the new school year. Using a combination of funds from the City of Fairfax, Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS), and the Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER), the two schools were able to provide several support services for incoming students.

At Katherine Johnson Middle School, over 350 students participated in programs to assist with new students entering middle school and support students needed additional academic help.

Fairfax High School offered its annual Rising Lions program for rising ninth grade students to familiarize themselves with the school facilities and schedules.

All four schools underwent some facility upgrades including changing existing carpets to tile, a new blacktop area with basketball nets, roof repairs, and ground enhancements. Fairfax High School received a new track in the stadium, one of the first projects in an extensive list of upgrades. All facilities were paid for through the City of Fairfax Capital Improvement Plan (CIP) or FCPS funding.

To see more projects in the City Schools CIP, please go to our website.