Six Year Vision

  • Goal 1: Floyd County Public Schools will focus on early childhood education by reinforcing our efforts so we identify the underserved population and increase services.

    Goal 2: Floyd County Public Schools will increase the instructional resources and professional development to ensure we are providing high engagement and student self-monitoring activities which are focused on project based learning and literacy as well as internship opportunities for upper high school grades.

    • Expand our facilities to include a Collaboration and Career Development Center on the high school campus that will also alllow us to focus on eighth grade transition and create more classroom space in current high school building. The expansion will also provide an opportunity to increase security for the Floyd Elementary and High School with improved traffic routes and bus routes.

    Goal 3: Floyd County Public Schools will establish and sustain a One Voice emphasis creating an instructional and physical environment that allows students to feel safe and allows for the forming of relationships that lets students know they are cared for and that our staff wants them to succeed.

    • Increase the support for student mental health and the special needs of our students by adding more special education teachers and specialists in the locations of greatest need.
    • An evaluation of our facility and technology infrastructure is under way to ensure safety, security, and optimization of our learning environments.  The facility infrastructure includes all HVAC systems, heating and cooling systems, the possibility of installing AC in unairconditioned areas of all schools, and roofing structures. The reviews also include alternate forms of energy to heat and cool our schools.

    Goal 4: Floyd County Public Schools will increase the educational experiences by focusing on areas where we may be underserving our students as well as a focus on local, state, and global job skills necessary to develop college and career ready citizens.

    • Enhance our facilities to include a Collaboration and Career Development Center on the high school campus that will provide opportunities to expand course offerings that align with the new graduation requirements, include more internship opportunities and current career skills.  These new programs will be focused on the job skills needed for the new economy as well as benefit our community as they attract new businesses to our area.
    • Additional adult education programs could be offered to our community in the form of evening classes. The new facility would have other community spaces to assist in meeting the needs of the Floyd County community.

FY 21 Highlights Draft

    • Employees will receive a step pay increase and all pay scales enhanced to ensure a two percent total pay increase for all employee
    • Increase funding for the employer portion of employees' healthcare insurance
    • Increase funding for students so they may continue to attend Governors School
    • Continue to contribute to the funding of supply list needs at all elementary schools
    • Redesign and upgrade the libraries at Check, Willis, and Indian Valley (Floyd Elementary and Floyd County High School were completed previously) to create a collaborative space for all students
    • Add a School Psychologist Intern
    • Fund the cost of mandatory fees from the State Board for Community Colleges for dual enrollment students
    • Continue progress of HVAC improvements in all schools
    • Replace water tank at WES

     Upon finalization of the state budget and our school division budget this information will be updated.

FY 20 Highlights

    • Reorganized and created a competitive pay scale for the support staff which included at least a 2.5% pay increase
    • Reorganized the administrative pay scale
    • Teachers received a step pay increase based on the new scale put in effect his fiscal year
    • Added a Behavioral Specialist position
    • Added an Attendance Monitor at FCHS for safety and student attendance needs
    • Facility HVAC improvements began in all schools with installation of air conditioning in areas currently not climate controlled and replacement of the coal boilers
    • Pursued the opportunity to construct an advanced collaboration and learning center (Collaboration and Career Development Center) that allows for expansion of programs for many years to come
    • Met with teams from Radford University, Virginia Tech, and New River Community College as well as area businesses to align the new graduation requirements with their programs
    • Purchased software that will allow for paperless time sheets, payroll documents and provide automated substitute calling for all schools
    • Incorporated a writing curriculum for grades K – 8 that is capable of being incorporated into our current instructional model
    • Incorporated a new Pre-K curriculum
    • Purchased new eye vision screening equipment for our nurses to accurately screen students and provide feedback to families for vision problems
    • Acquired the requested fine arts resources for music, band, and art programs in all schools giving students access to current resources and activities
    • Added elementary health and PE resources for all elementary schools
    • Installed bus cameras and software in school buses
    • Funded 15 students to attend the Southwest Virginia Governor’s School
    • Redesigned the FES library to create a collaborative learning space
    • Reallocated and created an Instructional Aide position at FES
    • Reallocated and created an Instructional Aide position at CES
    • Reallocated and created an Elementary Art Teaching position
    • Restructured the 6th and 7th grade schedule in each elementary school to allow more selection on elective classes
    • Evaluated the Ag shops with assistance from VT Ag Department to ensure we are teaching current job skills for the Ag workforce and continuing education in Ag
    • Purchased four used buses
    • FCPS partnered with the Institute for Creativity, Arts, and Technology (ICAT) at Virginia Tech to share a liaison position
    • Added 504 Coordinator supplements for seven positions in the division
    • Created department head positions and supplements for CTE, Fine Arts, World Language, and Health and Physical Education
    • Rewrote the job description for the Technology Specialist to include more instructional assistance for teachers and students and renaming the position Instructional Technology Specialist
    • Replaced the water tanks at IVES
    • Renovated the field house and PE/athletic training center at FCHS
    • Added bathrooms and electricity to the picnic shelter at IVES
    • Renovated six student restrooms and the faculty restroom at FCHS
    • Replaced the deck at the CES annex
    • Security cameras were installed at the Maintenance and Bus Garage area and the School Board Office
    • Replaced and upgraded security entry system on all doors at FES
    • Joined the United Way of Southwest Virginia Workforce Initiatives and the Ignite Program to give more opportunities for our students

FY 19 Budget Highlights

    • Added classes for our high school students in Robotics and Teacher Education
    • Added reading assessment inventory for grades three through eight to ensure reading and levels are assessed by appropriate methods and supports are given to individual students
    • Increases sections in Nursing program
    • Reorganized the teacher pay scale to be more competitive with the surrounding school divisions with the 201702018 scales
    • Increased the employer portion of the health care costs of employees
    • Provided a 2% pay increase to all remaining staff members not on the teacher scale
    • Began a study of the classified and administrative pay scales for review with the FY 20 budget
    • Evaluated technology infrastructure and made all necessary  improvements and upgrades 
    • Continued the review of the facilities study and began the process of upgrading facilities and design of an advanced collaboration and career development center that will allow for expansion of programs to meet the skills our students need for the present and the future workforce and higher education opportunities
    • Reallocated positions to add a full-time Special Education position to FES
    • Reallocated positions to add a half-time Special Education position at FES and CES allowing the current half-time positions to become be full-time at each school
    • Reallocated positions to add a Reading Specialist at CES
    • Reallocated positions to add a full-time Instructional Aide at FES
    • Added an additional Reading Specialist at FES
    • Added a Response to Intervention (RTI) coordinator suppliment for FES
    • Purchased and incorporated academic and career planning software and system, Major Clarity, for grades six through 12
    • Installed web telecommunication cameras in all five schools, the school board office, and the technology department
    • Installed visitor and student check-in check-out monitoring system and software in all schools. Visitor system will scan drivers licenses of visitors
    • Redesigned the FCHS library to create a collaborative learning space
    • Installed new camera system that coordinates with the new door monitoring and lock system at FCHS. Upgraded current emergency classroom communication and bell system
    • Installed new camera systems at all elementary schools and coordinated these with the door monitoring and lock system.
    • Installed virus protection software and systems to all computers, servers, and our network
    • Added an Employee Assistance Program for all employees through Carilion
    • Added security cameras to areas of FES that previously had no camera monitoring

FY 18 Budget Highlights

    • Implemented a 2% raise effective July 1, 2017 for all employees
    • Funded the state mandated VRS rate increases (included each year in budget)
    • Financed the purchase of 11 new buses for a term of six years
    • Increased the employer contribution of employee’s health insurance
    • Initiated the opportunity and funded yearlong Governor’s School for 13 FCHS students who applied
    • Added a Pre-K program and teacher at Check Elementary School
    • Added a half-time Social Studies teacher at Floyd County High School
    • Added a full-time Nurse/CTE Teacher for the Nursing program at FCHS
    • Added a full-time Special Education teacher at FCHS
    • Converted a current half-time Career & Technical Education in Business teacher to full-time 
    • Added a full-time Teacher Assistant position at FCHS
    • Converted a current part-time Teacher Assistant to full-time at FCHS
    • Funded the costs for all 10th and 11th grade students to take the PSAT’s (included each year in budget)
    • Purchased additional math and reading software in all schools for K-7 students
    • Added two additional secondary coaching supplements
    • Restored five secondary coaching supplements
    • Created new STEAM labs at each elementary school
    • Created a new CTE business lab at the CTE building
    • Extended Chromebooks for use by all third grade students
    • Purchased organizational and resource software for English Language Learners program
    • Rebranded our school division with a new webpage interface and communication system
    • Enlisted engineering firms and coordinating facility studies for the upgrade and expansion of Collaboration Center and HVAC systems in all schools