2018-19 School Year Update

 We are happy to be able to enjoy a fully-funded FCPS budget this year! We will continue to advocate for the arts, in order to be proactive and keep the arts in the conversation. We will be taking a close look at the 2019-2020 budget when it is released in January.

Here is what you can do to help:

  • Make sure you have joined the FACE Facebook group (link is to the right);

  • We will be surveying FCPS teachers in the coming weeks to see what kind of advocacy needs you have. Be sure to respond when you see it!

Parents are the most influential group of any educational issue in a locality. You are the voice that the government needs to hear.                                                                                                                                                                                             

Students                                                                                                                                                                              Student perspective provides feedback to all groups on the immediate impact that cutting support for your opportunities will have.

Teachers are great resources of the value and effects of an education in the Arts. That is why they are passionate about what they do!

General Supporters
People that do not currently have children in our schools, but are important members of our larger community, can speak to the value they see in their own Arts Education, or the value that an Arts Education has on Society in general, and bring their own unique perspective to the table.

Administrators can speak to the experiences they have enjoyed in seeing the students perform in the Arts and understand the importance of the Arts in the complete education of a child.