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FCCPTA is recognized as the premier local parent advocacy group in education.  We are afforded seats on School Board Citizen Advisory Committees outlined below because of our reputation in engaging, empowering, connecting and advocating for all families.

Advisory Committee members on the FCCPTA Executive Board serve because of their expertise and passion in their focus areas. The committee work extends well beyond the public meetings and they are part of the collaborative team that creates the end of the year report presented to the School Board. Having a seat at the table is important, and FCCPTA makes sure families are represented and heard alongside other stakeholders.

In addition to our active roles on these committee, FCCPTA encourages families to learn more about the opportunities to speak before these groups. This is an very targeted and effective way for families to engage in advocacy. Public comment opportunities are included in the information below about the committees on which we serve.

Citizen Advisory Committees

See the current holders of these FCCPTA representative seats on our leadership page

Purpose: Each school board may appoint, in accordance with the regulations of the Board of Education, a local advisory committee on gifted education. The local advisory committee on gifted education shall annually review the local plan for the education of gifted students, including revisions, and determine the extent to which the plan for the previous year was implemented.

2023-24 School Board Charge: 

AAPAC will learn about research in the field of twice-exceptional (2e) and hear about central and school-based efforts to meet the needs of 2e learners in FCPS.


2023-2024 AAPAC Meeting Schedule:

7 PM-8:30 PM, Willow Oaks Administrative Center


Nov. 14

Dec. 12

Jan. 16

Feb. 76

March 12 

April 16 

May 14 


Contact Information:

FCPS AAPAC webpage

FCPS Staff Liaison 571.423.4740

Purpose: A local advisory committee for special education, appointed by each local school board, shall advise the school board through the division superintendent.


Meeting Schedule:

7 PM, Gatehouse Room 1600

Sept. 14

Oct. 12

Nov. 9

Dec. 14

Jan. 11

Feb. 8

March 8

April 12

May 10

June 14


Public Comment: Submit written, video or audio testimony not to exceed 3 minutes in length submitted to with "For Public Comment" in the subject line by 5:00 p.m. the day before the meeting to FCPS chair by email. Maximum 10 slots per meeting.

Contact Information:

Purpose: In collaboration with industry, develop strategies and support for continuing improvement in coordination and communication of CTE programs.


2023-2024 Meeting Schedule:

Willow Oaks Administrative Center, 1002 A/B

Sept. 14

Oct. 12

Nov. 9

Jan. 11

Feb. 9

March 8

April 14

May 9

June TBD

FCPS CTEAC webpage

Purpose: The committee for levels K through 12 shall be established and maintained to advise the K-12 health and physical education and FLE curriculum coordinator on Program of Studies development and implementation. The role of the committee is to provide advice and recommendations to the curriculum coordinator as goals, objectives, media, and special instructional materials are developed.  (FCPS Regulation 1708)


Meeting Schedule:

7 PM- 9 PM Gatehouse Administration Center

Oct. 11

Nov. 8

Dec. 13 (tentative)

Jan. 10

Feb. 15

March 13

April 12

Contact Information:


Purpose: This committee advocates for minority student achievement by identifying, reviewing, and assessing issues affecting minority student academic achievement within the policies, curriculum, practices, and procedures of FCPS.


2023-2024 Meeting Schedule:

6:30PM -8:30 PM, Gatehouse Administration Center

Sept. 13

Oct. 4

Nov. 8

Dec. 13

Jan. 10

Feb. 7

March 13

April 17

May 8

June 5

FCPS MSAOC webpage

Purpose: The advisory board assists with the development of health policy in the school division and the evaluation of the status of school health, health education, the school environment, and health services.


2023-2024 Meeting Schedule:

7 PM in Conference Room 5055 at the Gatehouse Administrative Center (8115 Gatehouse Rd, Falls Church, VA).

Sept. 20

Oct. 18

Nov. 15

Dec. 20

Jan. 18

Feb. 17

March 21

April 17

May 15


Public Comment:

Fairfax County and City residents who would like to make public comment may attend the meeting in person at the location indicated above or may submit a video or audio testimony in advance of the meeting by email to Please submit video or audio testimony by 5:00 p.m. on the Tuesday evening prior to each meeting. A maximum of 5 slots are available, first come, first served. Video and audio testimony should not exceed 3 minutes in length.

FCPS SHAC webpage

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