The Fairfax County School Board is composed of 12-members that are elected to four-year terms that are concurrent with the terms of the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors; one School Board member represents each of nine magisterial (election) districts, and three members serve at large. The current School Board members’ terms expire on December 31, 2011.
The Fairfax County School Board is charged by the statutes of Virginia and the regulations of the Virginia Board of Education to provide and operate the public schools of Fairfax County. It is the function of the Board to set general school policy and, within the framework of Virginia Board of Education regulations, to establish guidelines that will ensure the proper administration of the county school program.
This election of school board members is required by law to be non-partisan (§ 22.1-57.3(E)). This means that no candidate for school board may be nominated by a political party. The endorsement of a non-party candidate by a political party is permitted.
2011 Fairfax County School Board candidates seeking the endorsement of the Fairfax County Democratic Committee (FCDC) have the following documents and guidelines for the endorsement process, click here. It is the prerogative of the Committee to endorse a candidate for office, but not required.
As a valid candidate the application and filing fee for endorsement for District candidates is due April 1st, and for At-Large candidates is due April 28th. The full Committee will vote for endorsement at the May 24th FCDC General Membership meeting. Local committees have until May 20th to complete their respective endorsement process.
The Mason District Democratic Committee will finalize our endorsement process at our February 15, 2011 regular monthly meeting, and vote for endorsement at our May 18, 2011 regular monthly meeting. Only current members in attendance may vote (per Party Plan no proxy voting is allowed, i.e. you must be present to vote). If selected for endorsement, a candidate for School Board for Mason District would be brought to the full Committee for majority approval at the May 24th FCDC General Membership meeting.