FCPS Announces Proposed FY 2020-24 Capital Improvement Program
Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) has released its proposed fiscal year (FY) 2020-24 Capital Improvement Program (CIP), reflecting a five-year requirement of $972 million, or roughly $243 million per year. Student membership in certain locations is projected to exceed the school system’s ability to accommodate students within existing school buildings. This will necessitate an increase in the allocation of capital dollars to build new facilities and provide for capacity enhancements, along with boundary adjustments. Included in the new CIP are proposals for three new elementary schools and one new high school. Funds approved in the 2017 School Bond Referendum and previous referenda will address approximately $329 million of the five-year requirement, leaving a balance of $642 million unfunded.