Aspirational Goal 2
Aspirational Goal 2: FCPS will hire, support, and retain staff who champion individual, professional, and student excellence.
Priority 3: FCPS will implement strategies to ensure a high quality and diverse workforce.
Priority 4: FCPS will support all staff by providing ongoing opportunities to grow as professionals through their career.
FCPS continues to implement multiple strategies in an effort to recruit and retain a high-quality and diverse workforce. In 2020, 90% of applicants, both for certificated and non-certificated positions, were considered qualified candidates. In 2020, of the new hires, 18% of certificated staff were of color and 32% of non-certificated staff were of color.
|2017 SY||2018 SY||2019 SY||2020 SY|
|# of Applicants / % Qualified Candidates||1,971 / 90%|
|# of New Hires / % of New Hires of Color||292 / 10%||343 / 12%||295 / 18%||340 / 18%|
|# of Applicants / % Qualified Candidates||19,4683 / 90%|
|# of New Hires / % of New Hires of Color||497 / 26%||485 / 31%||464 / 30%||286 / 32%|
School year (SY) reporting period = October 1 to September 30 in each school year
Measurable goal #8 states that FCPS will increase retention rates of staff after 5 years from baseline (2020) by at least 4 percentage points by 2025. The 2020 retention rate for all FCPS staff was 93%.
* Includes FCTA, FCASA, and FASSE. ** Includes FCTA and FCASA. ^ Includes FASSE.
^^ Retention rates exclude new hires during the 2020 school year. Data excludes non-benefitted/part-time employees.
Measurable goal #9 states that FCPS will increase staff diversity to more closely mirror the student population and the community by 2025. In the 2019-2020 school year, approximately 13% of FCPS staff identified as being from a racial/ethnic minority group (see Table 1). This is compared to 43% of students and 27% of community members. Despite the gap in staff diversity shown, Table 2 provides evidence that progress is being made towards meeting the goal. The five-year minority staff recruitment trend, 2015 to 2020, shows an increase of 45%.