Fairfax County is the most populous jurisdiction in the Commonwealth of Virginia. In 2014, Asian Americans made up 21% of Fairfax’s total population and 7% of the Asian American population lived below the poverty line. In 2014, 35% of the Asian American population were limited English proficient and 75% were foreign born. At Annandale High School, more than 80% of the school is on Free and Reduced Meals (FARMS) and Asian Americans are the second largest ethnic group at 21.8%. At Poe Middle School, 59% of the school is on FARMS and 23% are Asian American. At Holmes Middle School, 43% of the school is on FARMS and 17% are Asian American
A free public service, Virginia Relay enables people who are Deaf, Hard of Hearing, DeafBlind or have difficulty speaking to communicate with standard telephone users. The conversation is relayed between the two by a specially trained Virginia Relay Communication Assistant (CA).
Relay services are available 24 hours a day, 365 days per year, with no limit on the number or length of calls a user may make. By law, every call is handled with the strictest confidentiality. Special features are available for individuals who have difficulty speaking, as well as Spanish-speaking and sign language users.