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Find the latest updates below (2014-15).

For updates from 2013-14, visit the Archive.
For presentations, documentation, feasibility studies, etc., please visit the  RESOURCES page.
For information on community meetings and events, visit the Community Calendar.
  • APS Discussed Strategies to Mitigate Increasing Construction Costs

    Posted by Lionel White at 8/14/2015

    At a School Board work session earlier this week and during last night’s School Board meeting, APS leaders discussed strategies to mitigate the increasing costs of new construction projects at the Stratford and Wilson sites. Staff presented a report to update the School Board on the most recent estimated costs for both projects. (More info)

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  • South Arlington Working Group Meeting #5 Held

    Posted by Lionel White at 8/12/2015

    South Arlington Working Group Meeting #5 was held on August 12, 2015 at the Walter Reed Community Center to continue discussions around site considerations for a new neighborhood elementary school in South Arlington. To submit your suggestions or for more details please visit the South Arlington Working Group website.  The next meeting is scheduled for Audgust 26, 2015 from 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM at the Aurora Hills Community Center.

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  • Arlington Heights Civic Association Quarterly Meeting Held

    Posted by Meg Tuccillo at 8/12/2015

    The Arlington Heights Civic Association Quarterly Meeting was held on Tuesday, August 11, 2015 at 7 pm at the Patrick Henry Elementary School Library (701 South Highland Street, Arlington, 22204).

    As part of the agenda Arlington Heights Reps to the South Arlington Working Group to Site a New Elementary School provided an update on the status of the group’s work so far.  

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  • South Arlington Working Group Meeting #4 Held

    Posted by Lionel White at 7/30/2015

    South Arlington Working Group Meeting #4 was held July 29, 2015 at 7 pm in the Wakefield High School cafeteria to continue discussions around site considerations for a new neighborhood elementary school in South Arlington. To submit your suggestions or for more details please visit the South Arlington Working Group website.  The next meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, August 12, 2015 at 7 pm in the Walter Reed Community Center.

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  • South Arlington Working Group Meeting #3 Held

    Posted by Lionel White at 7/16/2015

    South Arlington Working Group Meeting #3 was held July 15, 2015 at 7 pm in the Wakefield High School cafeteria to continue discussions around site considerations for a new neighborhood elementary school in South Arlington. To submit your suggestions or for more details please visit the South Arlington Working Group website.  The next meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, July 29, 2015 at 7 pm in the Wakefield High School cafeteria.

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  • South Arlington Working Group Meeting #2 Held

    Posted by Lionel White at 7/2/2015
    South Arlington Working Group Meeting #2 was held July 1, 2015 at 7 pm in the Wakefield High School cafeteria to continue discussions around site considerations for a new neighborhood elementary school in South Arlington. To submit your suggestions or for more details please visit the South Arlington Working Group website.
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  • South Arlington Working Group Meeting #1 Held to Discuss Site Selection for a New Neighborhood Elementary School

    Posted by Lionel White at 6/26/2015
    South Arlington Working Group Meeting #1 was held at 7 pm in the Wakefield High School cafeteria to begin preliminary discussions around site considerations for a new neighborhood elementary school in South Arlington. 
     
    Documents:
    Powerpoint Presentation (Document)
    2014-15 Civil Right Statistics by School (Document)
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  • Second Community Meeting Held to Discuss Interim Capacity Solutions for Swanson and Williamsburg

    Posted by Lionel White at 6/18/2015
    Last night the second of two community meetings was held at 7 pm in the Swanson Middle School auditorium to discuss interim options to address capacity issues at Swanson and Williamsburg Middle Schools between September 2016 and September 2019.   The meeting provided background information and explained that the completion of the new middle school at the Stratford site in September 2019 will provide an additional 1,000 seats for North Arlington middle school students and will relieve crowding at both of these schools, but temporary solutions will be necessary in the interim. Some measures are already in place and the additional steps would take effect in September 2016.

    Please share your thoughts with APS staff by clicking the suggestion form link below.
     
    Document
    Powerpoint Presentation (Document)
     
    On-line Suggestion Form
    English Version
    Spanish Version
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  • Community Meeting Held to Discuss Interim Capacity Solutions for Swanson and Williamsburg

    Posted by Lionel White at 6/16/2015
    Last night a community meeting was held at 7 pm in the Williamsburg Middle School auditorium to discuss interim options to address capacity issues at Swanson and Williamsburg Middle Schools between September 2016 and September 2019.   The meeting provided background information and explained that the completion of the new middle school at the Stratford site in September 2019 will provide an additional 1,000 seats for North Arlington middle school students and will relieve crowding at both of these schools, but temporary solutions will be necessary in the interim. Some measures are already in place and the additional steps would take effect in September 2016.

    Because there are many events scheduled during the last week of school, another community meeting will be held on Wednesday, June 17th at 7 p.m. in the Swanson Middle School auditorium.   Please share your thoughts with APS staff by clicking the suggestion form link below. 
     
    Document
    Powerpoint Presentation (Document)
     
    On-line Suggestion Form
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  • Community Forum Held to Discuss Site Selection for a New Neighborhood Elementary School in South Arlington

    Posted by Lionel White at 6/9/2015
    A community forum was held June 9, at 7 pm at the Arlington Career Center to discuss the process to select a site for a new neighborhood elementary school in South Arlington.  The meeting provided background information and explained that the South Arlington Working Group has been organized to assist the School Board in determining the site for a new 725-seat neighborhood elementary school by December 2015, preferably for completion by September 2019. The group will work with staff to evaluate and analyze site options for the new school.

    Additional community forums and other tools will be used to engage the public throughout the process. The next meeting is scheduled for Thursday, June 25th at 7 p.m. in the Wakefield HS cafeteria.   Please share your thoughts with the South Arlington Working Group by clicking the suggestion form link below. 
     
    Documents
    Powerpoint Presentation (Document)
    Spring Update to Fall Projection for School Year 2015-16 (Document)
    Projected Elementary Capacity for South Arlington Elementary Schools (Document
     
    Historical Document:
    Criteria for Consideration of Arlington County Facilities & Land in APS Capacity Planning Process (Document)
     
    On-line Suggestion Form
    English version
    Spanish version
     
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