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Ensuring FCPS Staff Are Made Whole

An open letter to fcps and state leaders to

ensure the safety And security of all FCPS STaff

During the COVID-19 Pandemic

In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, FCFT members and union staff have been hard at work, organizing to ensure that no FCPS employees face threats to their well-being as a result of this crisis. On the announcement of Gov. Ralph Northam, FCPS schools are closed for the rest of the year. FCFT urges the school system and the state to treat our hard-working staff with respect and make them whole regarding the after-effects of this crisis.

Our demands include:

  • Full pay and benefits for the rest of the school year for all school employees.

  • A commitment to no layoffs/reductions-in-force.

  • Full retirement benefits and compensation for all school employees.

  • Commitment to maintain sick leave, health insurance, and free COVID-19 testing for all employees.

  • Ending the evaluation process and granting all employees "Reappoint" status.

  • Consistently implemented training and expectations around distance learning.

  • Ending all disciplinary proceedings with no findings.

  • Suspending all state-mandated standardized testing.

  • Making all Virginia public schools into childcare centers for first responders/essential workers.

  • Extending consumer protections to student loan borrowers.

  • Collective bargaining rights for teachers and other public sector workers.

  • Signing the current budget bill to fund our Virginia public schools.

  • Further measures at the state level to protect and extend the rights of public educators and all workers.

For more details, read our letters to FCPS and state leaders below. For full updates, please visit our COVID-19 Resources page:

Letter to FCPS

FCFT President Tina Williams sent the below letter to FCPS Superintendent Dr. Scott Brabrand on March 23, 2020. (Scroll to read)

Letter to The Governor

AFT Virginia, including the Fairfax County Federation of Teachers and Norfolk Federation of Teachers, sent the below letter to Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam on March 26, 2020. (Scroll to read)

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