The Fairfax County Council of PTAs is an active part of the National Parent and Teacher Association (National PTA), the oldest and largest volunteer child advocacy organization in the nation. FCCPTA is a non-partisan organization fighting for the education, health, and safety of every child in Fairfax County. Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) is the largest school system in the Commonwealth of Virginia and 10th largest school system in the United State with a total enrollment of 188,000 students. FCPS also has one of the largest school bus fleets in the nation with over 1600 buses that transfer over 130,000 students daily.
FCPS has a student population as diverse as the nation. It is important that the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors and the Fairfax County School Board continues to provide invest comprehensively in the entire school system to ensure that all students are prepared for success and are ready to compete in the global economy. It is also important for PTA members and interested stakeholders to be aware of PTA’s legislative priorities, legislative programs for each year, develop relationships with their local policymakers, advocate on behalf of their students, schools, and school system, galvanize other members to advocate, and participate in PTA activities to become better leaders and advocates. PTAs/PTSAs cannot endorse political candidates, but they can absolutely support, oppose, and otherwise fight for issues supported by the National PTA to ensure the education, health, and safety for every child.
- Fairfax County School Board
- Fairfax County Board of Supervisors
- Facts about Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS)
PTA Events and Activities – The National PTA Network – National PTA, Virginia PTA, Northern Virginia District PTA, and Fairfax County Council of PTAs sponsor events and activities throughout the school year to ensure members are informed, engaged, provided with the tools and resources necessary to be effective advocates, and provided with the opportunities to network with other PTA members across the Commonwealth of Virginia and the nation.
You can track various events and activities on the following links: