Appeal and Hearing Procedures

Parents, students, employees, and interested parties have a right to ask the Board of Education to review certain decisions or recommendations of the Superintendent. For example, decisions regarding the extended suspension or expulsion of a student or decisions on a controversy or dispute.

Board Policy 105 identifies the process to file an appeal with the Board of Education or the Superintendent.

  • General decision of the Superintendent
    Appeal to the Board of Education
    Timeline to appeal is within 30 calendar days of the Superintendent's decision.
  • Decision of an FCPS administrator or supervisor
    Appeal to the Superintendent
    Timeline to appeal is within 30 calendar days of the administrator's or supervisor's decision.
  • Student discipline
    Appeal a student suspension of more than 10 days or student expulsion
    Timeline to appeal to the Superintendent is within 10 calendar days of the Supervisor of Student Services' decision.
    Timeline to appeal to Board of Education is within 10 calendar days of the Superintendent's decision.
  • Out-of-District Transfer
    Appeal Out-of-District Transfer
    Timeline to appeal to the Director of Student Services is within 10 calendar days of the Pupil Personnel Worker’s decision. The Director of Student Services serves as the Superintendent Designee.