Students are all set to join back classes as the schools in Fairfax County are opening on Monday. Students will be returning to various new changes in their schools made by Fairfax County Public Schools.
Fairfax County Superintendent Scott Brabrand says that students will be returning to a school system where more than 1,200 new teachers and at least 12 new principals have been hired.
According to wtop.com, “Fairfax County students and parents are getting a new app that helps them keep track of bus arrivals. “Here Comes the Bus” (which is free) is designed to help families optimize their time in the morning and afternoon by knowing exactly when the bus will arrive.”
As per wtop.com, “On another technology front, Fairfax County Public Schools have launched the FCPSon initiative. This year, 59,000 high school students in the county’s 27 high schools will get laptops for use in school and at home. Laptops have been in use in some schools, and a study done last year for Fairfax County Public Schools by Johns Hopkins on their effects finds teachers incorporating technology differently in the classroom and students using technology daily.
The school system also announced a policy for providing free or reduced-price meals for children served under the National School Lunch and School Breakfast Programs. Copies of the policy can be found in each school’s nutrition office.”