Planning & Development

The office of Planning & Development facilitates the design of new schools, school renovations, and school additions. This work includes:
  • Property Development. Planning staff works with architects, engineers, and FCPS staff to design and plan all capital projects, including new facilities, renovations, and additions. Planning staff also serves in a supporting role during school construction.
  • CIP. The Capital Improvements Plan is a statement of the division’s capital needs. Some of the needs driving the CIP are based on population growth, some on aging infrastructure.
  • Enrollment Projections. Membership projections are used to develop the Capital Improvements Plan, for budgeting purposes, and to ensure proper pupil/teacher ratios in the upcoming school year.
  • Rezonings. Works with a consultant, the public, and staff to prepare school attendance boundary adjustments for School Board consideration.
  • Property Acquisition.
  • Supports school naming committees.
  • Liaison with the County Planning Department.
  • Vehicular and pedestrian traffic safety plans.

Planning and Development Staff


CIP Projects

Middle School Rezoning

To prepare for the opening of the replacement Robert E. Aylor Middle School in the fall of 2021, the School Board adopted a rezoning plan on January 19, 2021, to create an attendance zone for the replacement Aylor Middle School and to help alleviate overcrowding at Admiral Richard E. Byrd and James Wood middle schools. Learn more about rezoning.