FCPS FAIL TO PROTECT STUDENTS Wrote:
> Hui Wrote:
> > Link
> > http://www.wtopnews.com/?nid=722&sid=1631764
> Once again FCPS fails to protect its students.
> NO OVERSIGHT, NO SUPERVISION, NO BACKGROUND CHECKS
> AND SHOULD TEACHERS GO TO STUDENT HOMES?
> Dale what are you going to do in order to stop
Tutoring for Pay
This regulation supersedes Regulation 4705.
To establish guidelines for tutoring for pay.
II. SUMMARY OF CHANGES SINCE LAST PUBLICATION
Section IV.C. clarifies use of the Parent Resource Center to include speech clinicians.
III. LIMITATIONS ON TUTORING–EMPLOYEES
Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) employees may tutor or provide private instruction to
FCPS students but may not, under any circumstances, tutor or instruct their own students
for private compensation. This limitation applies regardless of whether the tutoring or
private instruction occurs on FCPS property or elsewhere. Employees may not provide
private instruction or tutoring for pay that presents a conflict of interest with their regular
FCPS employment, under the current versions of Policy 4430 and Regulation 4427.
Employees may not require their students to obtain a tutor for pay, regardless of who the
tutor is or where the tutoring occurs.
IV. PROCEDURES FOR ALL TUTORS AND PRIVATE INSTRUCTORS
A. Individuals providing private tutoring or instruction for pay do so as independent
contractors, not FCPS employees, and must notify parents of that fact through a notice
satisfactory to FCPS (see Attachment).
B. Instructors may only receive compensation for tutoring or private instruction that occurs
outside contract hours, regardless of where the tutoring occurs.
C. Instructors may not advertise their for-pay tutoring or private instruction services through
Fairfax County Public Schools, regardless of where the tutoring occurs. This limitation
does not apply to supplemental educational services instructors (SES) providing tutoring
pursuant to No Child Left Behind requirements nor does it preclude employees from
registering on the Parent Resource Center tutor and speech clinician list.
D. Instructors wanting to use FCPS facilities to tutor or provide private instruction must
comply with the current version of Regulation 8420, Community Use of School Facilities.
The instructor may not contract with school support groups (e.g., PTAs or boosters) as a
means of avoiding community use fees.
E. An instructor who is not an FCPS employee must have a criminal background check
satisfactory to the Department of Human Resources, regardless of whether the instructor
is working for pay or as a volunteer. For volunteers, the school system will cover the
cost of the background check. Instructors tutoring for private compensation are
responsible for the cost of fingerprint and background checks. On request of FCPS,
these instructors must produce documentation that they have complied with the criminal
background check requirement.
See also the current versions of: Policy 4430, Conflict of Interest—Conflicts
Regulation 4427, Nonschool Employment
Regulation 8420, Community Use of School Facilities
FAIRFAX COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS
IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR ALL USERS RENTING FAIRFAX COUNTY
PUBLIC SCHOOLS SPACE TO PROVIDE PRIVATE LESSONS OR TUTORING
You are being provided a discounted rate for renting space from Fairfax County Public Schools
(FCPS), in recognition of the fact that you are providing educational services to the Fairfax
community. It is important that those with whom you contract understand that while FCPS
recognizes the value of educational programs outside its curriculum, it is not responsible for
your services. You are an independent contractor and fully responsible for the content of
lessons, rates, supervision, safety, and all other matters relating to your students. Please
provide each of your students (or for those under age 18, the parents) with a copy of the notice
INFORMATION FOR STUDENTS AND PARENTS RECEIVING TUTORING OR
PRIVATE LESSONS OR OTHER EDUCATIONAL SERVICES IN FCPS FACILITIES
You have arranged for tutoring, private lessons, or other supplementary educational services
with a private contractor in a Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) facility. FCPS appreciates
the value of these extracurricular programs and discounts its rental fees to make them available
outside normal school hours. Nevertheless, FCPS does not review, endorse, supervise, or
guarantee these privately provided services. FCPS students do not need to take these
programs in order to succeed in the regular FCPS curriculum.
Your instructor is not providing you educational services as an FCPS employee, even if he or
she is an FCPS teacher during the regular school day. Instead, your instructor is an
independent contractor who provides supplementary services directly to the public. This
means that instructional, financial, safety, and all other issues relating to your lessons are
entirely between you and the instructor. Any claims or concerns should be raised with your
instructor rather than with FCPS.
The FCPS tutor and speech clinician lists contain the names of FCPS employees who have
contacted the Parent Resource Center (PRC) to offer their services to parents. These
instructors are private, independent contractors who provide instructional services to the public
for a fee. They may not provide these services during FCPS hours or on FCPS property (unless
they have paid the appropriate rental fees). Parents are not required to retain any of these
instructors, and students do not need to use their services in order to succeed at FCPS.
Parents who want to retain one of these instructors should make arrangements directly with the
tutor or clinician, because FCPS is not responsible for these arrangements. FCPS cannot
guarantee the instructors’ licensure status, content of their private tutoring and clinician
services, suitability for a particular child, or costs. Neither the PRC nor anyone else in FCPS
will make recommendations about the relative merits of the instructors. Claims or concerns
about instruction provided through these private arrangements should be raised directly with the
tutor or clinician, not FCPS.