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Fairfax Co. Public Schools to Hold Substitute Teacher Hiring Event for Furloughed Federal Employees

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Update: The hiring event on Friday, Jan. 11 is at capacity, FCPS says. A second hiring event has been added and is scheduled for Tuesday, Jan. 15 from 2 to 4:30 p.m., also at the administration center. 

A school district in Northern Virginia will hold a hiring event for furloughed federal employees interested in substitute teaching.

Fairfax County Public Schools’ will hold the event at its administration center at 8115 Gatehouse Road in Falls Church Friday from 2-4:30 p.m.

“The Fairfax County School Board and I know there are many talented people in our community who work for the federal government,” FCPS Superintendent Scott S. Brabrand said. “We want to show support for federal employees who have been furloughed and may be looking for work during the partial shutdown. There is always a need for substitute teachers, and we pledge to work with qualified people to expedite their hiring.”

The school district also committed to providing breakfast and lunch to all students regardless of ability to pay in order to support families affected by the shutdown. The district will permit unpaid balances to increase.

“FCPS believes in the benefits of a healthy meal to support academic success in the classroom and wants to ensure that none of our students comes to school hungry, no matter their family’s economic circumstances,” Brabrand said.

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