The City of Fairfax Schools district is like no other in the state. With the hometown community support of Fairfax City and the robust programs provided by partnering with Fairfax County Public Schools, one of the nation’s largest school divisions, the city schools are able to uniquely take advantage of both.
In 1962 the City of Fairfax and Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) entered into a partnership called the School Services Agreement (SSA). Through the SSA, FCPS is responsible for curriculum, staffing, transportation and meals while the City of Fairfax is responsible for the management of the four city-owned school buildings including major renovations, grounds and capital improvements.
The City of Fairfax has a five member school board elected every two years. The Board meets twice monthly during the school year for a regular school board meeting and work session. The Board oversees a $62 million budget with funds going to FCPS in a form of a tuition payment, capital improvements and support to the schools.