Gibson was contracted by the Virginia Department of Planning and Budget to conduct an efficiency review of Fairfax County Public Schools, the 13th largest school system in the U.S. The purpose of this project was to conduct an objective review of operational areas within the school division and to determine whether savings could be achieved through best practices in finance, facilities, organization, transportation, service delivery, human resources, technology management, and other noninstructional areas.
Our report contained 33 recommendations for improving the efficiency and effectiveness of Fairfax County Public Schools’ operations. We estimated that our recommendations, when implemented, would result in a five-year net savings of $10,840,362. This project was a part of the Virginia School Efficiency Program, for which Gibson has conducted similar efficiency reviews of Stafford County Public Schools, Spotsylvania County Public Schools, Hanover County Public Schools, and Arlington Public Schools.