FCPS FOIA Response: "COVID-19 Compensatory Education Update" and "COVID-19 Compensatory Education Service Delivery Models"

June 13, 2023, Michelle Boyd, Fairfax County Public Schools' (FCPS) former Assistant Superintendent, Department of Special Services, spoke at the monthly Advisory Committee for Students with Disabilities (ACSD) meeting and stated Office for Civil Rights (OCR) provided FCPS additional guidance. Boyd stated she would be releasing it to principals either that night or the next day, in addition to sending it to ACSD members. 

A FOIA request was submitted to obtain the guidance document. After receiving Boyd's June 14, 2023, guidance email to FCPS staff, another FOIA request was submitted, to obtain access to documents hyperlinked within Boyd's email.

FCPS provided access to the document titled "COVID-19 Compensatory Education Service Delivery Models". To date, FCPS has not provided access to "FCPS COVID-19 Compensatory Services Workbook in EDSL"


November 2022, Office for Civil Rights (OCR) found Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) at fault for massive division wide noncompliance between April 2020 and June 2023.

Although OCR's findings against Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) in Spring 2022 should have clued in FCPS on what was to come when OCR released its findings on FCPS. It didn't. Instead, the past year has featured FCPS' failure to see reality barreling down the tracks at light speed, while also featuring FCPS' historic practice of denying services to students, refusing and/or delaying reimbursements for out-of-pocket expenses, and overall failure to proactively address noncompliance.