Fairfield Center School

  • Mission Statement: To all individuals, the Fairfield  School Community will provide a safe environment and the opportunities to develop the skills necessary to become independent thinkers, lifelong learners, and responsible citizens.                                 Thank you FCS Parents and Families for your kindness and all of the delicious treats during Teacher Appreciation Week! We appreciate YOU!   Important Upcoming Events: June 8th and 9th: Outdoor Classroom Plant Sale (before and after spring concerts!) June 8th, Middle School Band/Chorus Concert, 1PM June 9th, All School BBQ 11-12, and K-5 Spring Concert, 1PM June 14th: Kindergarten graduation celebration, 1PM 8th Grade Graduation Celebration, 6:30PM June 15th:  Last Day of School for Students in Grades 1-7, 12PM Dismissal                           
    News & Announcements
    • April 14th, 2016 - Website Link

      Fairfield Center School was Local 44 News “Cool School” of the week this week! Student Government members arrived at school with Mr. Stebbins, Mrs. Wood, and parents at 5AM on Wednesday, April 13th to begin taping some live segments about what makes our school so “cool!” Check out some of the recordings at this link to see what our students had to say about the many programs that make FCS such a special place: www.mychamplainvalley.com/news/coolschool

    • March 17th, 2016 - March 16 letter to the school community

      March 16 Letter To The School Community (58.4 KiB)

    • February 29th, 2016 - Principal’s News Letter Feb 2016

      February 17 (87.5 KiB)

    • February 29th, 2016 - The Act 46 committee.

      Franklin Central Supervisory Union Board and the three communities created a committee to study a merger under Act 46. The committee approved sending its report to the State Board of Education for its approval.

      On January 19, 2016 the State Board of Education unanimously and enthusiastically ruled that “the proposed formation of a new unified union school district by the member districts of the Franklin Central Supervisory Union is in the best interests of the State, the students, and the school […]

    • February 26th, 2016 - Act 46 information.

      There is a consequence to saying no to the proposed unification: We lose out on any tax incentives and the $150,000 in additional state aid to prepare for the inevitable transition.   In return, our property taxes will go up to pay for those towns that do agree to unify. That is the way the law works. If the proposed merger is approved, then voters in St. Albans City, St. Albans Town, and Fairfield will see a tax reduction that amounts to […]

    • February 25th, 2016 - What does a “No” vote mean?

      As you consider all of the pros and cons to unification, please remember that a no vote doesn’t mean we will be allowed to keep our schools as they are now. It doesn’t mean we return to square one and remain.

      Act 46 requires unification. If we do not unify our schools using our own plan and our own leadership, then the state will step in and do the unification for us.

      So, the choice is really between deciding for ourselves, or […]

    • February 24th, 2016 - Act 46 and equity.

      Finding “equity”, especially for Fairfield, has been a question of some concern. Please consider this:  How do you find equity if the unification is defeated and each school is left where it is? Doing nothing doesn’t move us toward resolution.

      There has also been speculation about what might happen. Remember that with the proposed unification comes an elected school board, with open meetings, and the opportunity for the public to engage. Without unification, nothing happens because nothing can happen. We’re frozen […]

    • February 23rd, 2016 - What are the tax questions regarding Act 46?

      Most every question being asked about the proposed Franklin Central Supervisory Union merger can be answered like this: Unification will give us the potential to move forward, to make our schools better, and to save the taxpayers some money. Without unification, these options do not exist.

      If you are wondering if taxpayers will ever pay a dime less in taxes, consider this: If we don’t consolidate, we have zero chance of seeing any taxpayer relief. If Fairfield Elementary, St. Albans City […]

    • February 22nd, 2016 - What does unification mean?

      Unification can mean savings through streamlined operations so that the larger school district can continue to provide all students and communities with the education system that works best for them. Unification would not mean closure of schools, including Fairfield. In reality, the unified district would provide a much stronger buffer against tax rate increases, especially to the Fairfield residents, than they have now. Currently, small changes in size of student population can have a big impact on the school district’s […]

    • February 19th, 2016 - School Unification Savings

      School Unification will provide some savings through streamlining. One major example would be in business operations. Currently, the FCSU business office must create five separate and duplicate budgets, have five separate audits and provide regular financial reports to five separate school boards. That takes an enormous amount of staff time. In a merged district, it would be reduced to one budget, one audit and reports to just one board.

      There are many other opportunities such as shared administrative staff, […]

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