Author: Rahul Sinha

Nominate a Fantastic ESP for ESP of the Year

Take a moment to recognize great work by nominating one of your Education Support Professional (ESP) colleagues for the ESP of the Year Award. This award is given annually to an ESP member who has made significant contributions to their schools, communities, and their profession.  Find the full information and nomination instructions here and the nomination […]

Our schools need your vote!

The attacks on public education are in full bloom across the country. Over the last nine months, we have seen a national administration that wants to take the “public” out of public education. They are stripping rights to special education students, making plans to re-segregate our schools through vouchers, and loosening standards on for-profit charter […]

Brabrand Addresses FEA, Unionism is Important

This year’s opening Representative Assembly was the first in a long time where our members walked out optimistic about the direction of their school system. Last Wednesday, FCPS Superintendent Scott Brabrand stopped by the Fairfax Education Association Representative Assembly and delivered some remarks to our members. He spoke mainly on the importance of being in […]

President Hickerson Welcomes Members to a New School Year

Welcome Back to School!  I am so excited to start another terrific year in FCPS and to welcome back our outstanding teachers, custodians, cafeteria workers, instructional assistants, bus drivers and all our amazing FCPS staff. This is an exciting time for us and I share your enthusiasm to provide the best educational experience possible for […]

FEA Protects Retirement for 8,000 Current Employees

Last night, the FCPS School Board voted on changes to the local retirement system (ERFC). When the cuts were first announced eight months ago, many on the school board saw no problem in changing the rules of the game for newly hired teachers. Some were more than willing to let the non-vested, those with less […]

Last Push to Save ERFC

By Kevin Hickerson I came to this county 13 years ago looking for an opportunity to teach high school special education. I did my research of all the Northern Virginia counties and compared their salary and benefits. One of the pieces of compensation that I found to be particularly interesting was the local defined benefit […]

Survey on Substitute Teachers – Results are In!

  FEA members expressed to FEA leadership and staff their frustration with the shortage of qualified substitute teachers, so we put together a survey to determine the scope and nature of the problem. We found that overall there is a shortage of substitutes.  Imagine our shock! Also, we found that many substitutes lack the background […]

Grassroots Coalition Rejects Fairfax Budget Proposal, Urges Board of Supervisors to Invest in the Community

  Immediately following Fairfax County Executive Ed Long’s budget proposal to the Board of Supervisors, a grassroots coalition of local families, small business owners, county employees, teachers and firefighters called on the Board of Supervisors to work with the public to pass a budget which “Invests in Fairfax.” “It is unacceptable that in the wealthiest […]

Update on the ERFC Push – Good News!

FEA members wrote hundreds of emails to the School Board, made hundreds of phone calls, and told our stories of how ERFC (the Fairfax supplemental retirement program) changes would impact FCPS employees.  Our efforts culminated in over 50 supporters of ERFC attending the School Board meeting last Thursday. Because of all you did, the Fairfax […]

Fairness and Retirement

Sisters and Brothers, The FCPS School Board still has a plan to take money from your colleagues’ retirement to fill the gap for potential salaries. The battle is not finished but I wanted to update you on the progress so far. Over the past few months, the Fairfax Education Association has done the following: FEA […]

  1. Membership Committee Meeting

    May 30 @ 4:30 pm - 5:00 pm
  2. NEA Pre-convention Caucus

    May 30 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  3. FEA Friday Social

    June 1 @ 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
  4. ESP Council Meeting

    June 4 @ 4:45 pm - 6:30 pm
  5. Rep Assembly

    June 6 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
April 25 FEA Update

Here's the latest from the Fairfax Education Association!

Posted by Fairfax Education Association on Wednesday, April 25, 2018
VEA Convention - April 2018

Check in with us on Facebook throughout the weekend as we post updates from the VEA convention!

Posted by Fairfax Education Association on Friday, April 20, 2018
FEA Update

Coming up from your Fairfax Education Association...

Posted by Fairfax Education Association on Monday, April 9, 2018