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News Release

For Immediate Release

August 3, 2021


VSBA Contact

Gina Patterson, Executive Director

434-295-8722 or gina@vsba.org



Fredericksburg City Schools Governance Team Becomes a VSBA Master Board

                The Fredericksburg City School Board and Superintendent are the third school governance team in Virginia to earn the designation of a Virginia School Boards Association (VSBA) Master Board. The Team attended four sessions totaling over twenty-four hours of professional development beginning in April and concluding on June 24. The discussions, facilitated by staff of the Virginia School Boards Association, focused on team building, improving communication, listening, and board building behaviors.

“The VSBA Master Board training has benefited the Fredericksburg School Board on a number of levels. We have learned about ourselves as individual board members, and we’ve learned communication and feedback skills,” said School Board Member at Large Jannan Holmes. “Most importantly, this training has strengthened us as a team. We are re-energized, refocused, and ready to work for FCPS during this time of transition and growth.”

“To become a Master Board takes a commitment of time and energy, and a willingness to learn about good board governance practices,” said VSBA Executive Director Gina Patterson. “As only the third board in the state to achieve this honor I would like to congratulate the Fredericksburg City Governance Team for this great accomplishment.”

FCPS School Board Receiving VSBA Master Board Award