FCPS Introduces New Online Scheduling System for Community Use of Facilities

logoCitizens who organize meetings for scout groups, homeowners associations, or religious or cultural organizations will be able to use a new, online scheduling system to reserve Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) facilities beginning Monday, October 17.
Community Use, an online facility use scheduling system, will replace the current building use paper application (ADM-20) process and provide a quicker response time for community use requests.
To begin, a meeting organizer must register online to become an organization event coordinator (OEC). Once approved, an OEC can submit facility use requests for one or more organizations.
Some features of the system include:
  • Ability to view public events on the calendar and to check availability of space before submitting a building use request.
  • Automatic routing of requests for approval to appropriate school personnel and notification to OEC of event status.
  • Simple access to view, print, and download frequently used facility-use- related documents such as usage policies and fee charts.
More details—including a training manual, online tutorial, and other pertinent information—will be available at 5 p.m. on Monday, October 17, on the Community Use section of the FCPS website  at www.fcps.edu/fts/comuse.

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