Category: News

Year End Wrap Up, Salary Scales, and Workload

This year has been an interesting year. We were not without our challenges and setbacks, but we find that when we work together we can make great gains. We pushed back against many of the most harmful changes to ERFC, we defeated the Right to Work Amendment statewide, and kept local control of charter school […]

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 […]

Welcome Back!

The Fairfax Education Association welcomes you to the 2016-17 school year! We hope you had a chance to get some rest and relaxation in preparation for a great year in Fairfax County Public Schools. We are excited to continue our relationship with you and other members as the premier employee’s union in the county. We […]

Kimberly Adams: It’s Hard To Say Goodbye

The end of the school year is here. For me, it means that I will soon conclude a three-year journey as your FEA President. This fall, I will resume my prior life as a school librarian. In my term of office, I have welcomed a new superintendent, experienced changes many of us never thought possible […]

FEA Survey about FCPS Teacher Performance Evaluation Program (TPEP)

Program Costs a Lot of Educators’ Time but Isn’t Useful Read the FULL SURVEY RESULTS HERE. FEA recently conducted a survey of members’ views about teacher evaluations. The Teacher Performance Evaluation Program (TPEP) was rolled out in FCPS in 2012 in response to changes in Virginia state mandates. It was supposed to provide an opportunity for […]

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