The staff at this school cares a lot about the students. In response to the comment about the homework. PWCS has a policy on how much homework a teacher can send home nightly based on the grade your child is in.
This school really needs some work on the turnover rate with the staff, communication, and overall workflow. The school has potential. This used to be a really great school with a lot to offer the children. I would love to see it get back to that.
The community member who reported that the school has been investigated by the Department of Justice has been misinformed. Fitzgerald Elementary is one of several Prince William County Schools selected at random to ensure English Language Learners are receiving the services promised to them by the Department of Justice. These visits may occur in any Prince William County School. You can read more by visiting this link: http://pwcs.schoolfusion.us/modules/cms/pages.phtml?sessionid=&pageid=301611&sessionid=10f6e6b7cd5e5ae0d1a2853f8cba3fbb
The principal undermines the teachers and once they move on to other schools she gives them bad references for no reason at all. The teacher attrition rate is laughable at best. The principal is more worried about regulations and saving her own skin rather than trusting her teachers and doing what is right for the school as a whole. There is no support from her to the staff and she doesn't know how to treat people with common courtesy or respect.