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Find the latest updates below (2014-15).

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  • Community Meeting #2 Held to Review Staff's Preliminary Boundary Refinement Options to Balance Enrollment at Selected Schools in North Arlington

    Posted by Lionel White at 12/10/2014
    APS Facilities & Operations staff hosted Community Meeting #2 to engage the community in discussion around Staff's preliminary boundary refinement recommendations for balancing student enrollment at selected elementary schools in the northern part of Arlington County.  Based on staff work and consideration of stakeholder feedback obtained during the community comment period, Staff narrowed down the boundary refinement options to develop the preferred and alternative boundary recommendations that were presented last night. In addition to the boundary refinement recommendations, APS will also be considering the future relocation of some countywide programs to assist in better balancing enrollment across elementary schools. 
     
    Community engagement for the boundary refinement process is still underway.  Please click this link (feedback) to share your thoughts on F&O Staff's preferred and alternative preliminary recommendations.  The deadline for stakeholders to submit feedback on the preliminary recommendations will be 11:59 p.m. on Tuesday, December 16th, 2014. F&O staff will use the feedback received to help develop the final recommendation(s) to the Superintendent by the end of the year.  For more information on upcoming community engagement opportunities please visit the MoreSeats calendar.
     
    Document:
    Feedback  (Deadline to submit feedback is Friday, December 19, 2014 at noon).
    Capacity Utilization Estimates 2015 thru 2024 for the "preliminary' Staff Recommendations.
     
     
     
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  • Capacity Utilization Charts for Fall 2014-2024

    Posted by Lionel White at 11/21/2014
    Capacity Utilization Charts (School Years 2014 - 2024)
     
    The APS planning capacity model is used to determine the "brick and mortar" capacity for a school. The model takes into account the number of regular classrooms for each grade and the number of other classrooms in a school and reflects how many students that school should have. Other classrooms can be art, music, and computer rooms as well as special education and other general education classrooms. The school building capacity is divided by the number of current and projected students to get the utilization percentage for a school in a given year.  Please note that relocatables are not counted in the school capacity totals.
    • Capacity Utilization Scenario 1 -- Preferred option - New Elementary School @ Jefferson Site (Document)
    • Capacity Utilization Scenario 2 -- Alternative option - Additions at Randolph & Barcroft elementary schools (Document)
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  • Change of Venue for Community Meeting #2 to Discuss Possible Boundary Refinement Options to Balance Enrollment at Selected Schools in North Arlington

    Posted by Lionel White at 11/20/2014
    Arlington Public Schools announces a change in the location of the December 9th  Second Community Meeting on Selected North Arlington Elementary School Boundary Refinements.  The meeting, previously scheduled for the Williamsburg Middle School auditorium, has been moved to the H-B Woodlawn Secondary Program auditorium at 7 pm.  H-B Woodlawn is located at 4100 Vacation Lane, just off Lee highway and Military Road.  At this meeting staff will provide feedback they have received from community members on possible minor planning unit move adjustments to address projected enrollment changes at Ashlawn, Glebe, Jamestown, McKinley, Nottingham, Taylor and Tuckahoe Elementary Schools as a result of the planned opening of Discovery Elementary School in September 2015.
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  • Community Meeting #1 Held to Discuss Possible Boundary Refinement Options to Balance Enrollment at Selected Schools in North Arlington

    Posted by Lionel White at 11/18/2014
    APS Facilities & Operations staff hosted Community Meeting #1 to engage the community in discussion of the possible boundary refinement options for balancing student enrollment at selected elementary schools in the northern part of Arlington County.  Staff has also launched the "on-line boundary tool" to provide stakeholders with an opportunity to interact with the data in an approachable way by developing their own boundary scenarios. Please note that tool is best used on Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, or Safari platforms.  Community Meeting #2 will take place on Tuesday, December 9 at 7:00 p.m. at Williamsburg Middle School H-B Woodlawn Secondary Program (4100 N. Vacation Lane, Arlington, VA 22207). For more information on upcoming meetings please visit the MoreSeats calendar.

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  • School Board Holds Work Session to Discuss Secondary Seat Options

    Posted by Lionel White at 11/14/2014
    On November 13, 2014  the School Board held a work session to discuss options for adding secondary seats in North Arlington.
     
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  • Elementary Stakeholder Leadership Meeting Held to Discuss Boundary Refinement Process

    Posted by Lionel White at 11/13/2014
    Facilities & Operations staff held a Stakeholder Leadership Meeting to discuss potential refinements to the  boundaries previously set by the School Board for Discovery Elementary and other North Arlington elementary schools involved in the 2012 boundary decisions.
     
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  • Fall 2015-2024 Enrollment Projections

    Posted by Lionel White at 11/12/2014
    The Fall 2015-2024 enrollment projections are now available. Projections of student enrollment are produced twice a year. Fall projections of the upcoming ten school years are published every November, based on the membership report of September 30th. These numbers are used to create the Superintendent’s Budget for the next fiscal year. Spring updates to the projections are then produced every February, and use the January 31st enrollment counts to fine-tune the fall projections. It is from the spring projections that staffing decisions for the next fiscal year are made.
     
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  • APS to Revise Elementary Boundaries for Selected North Arlington Schools for 2015-16

    Posted by Lionel White at 11/5/2014
    Due to increased enrollment and higher projection figures for the  coming years, Arlington Public Schools has announced a series of community meetings to discuss potential refinements to the  boundaries previously set by the School Board for the New Elementary School at Williamsburg and other North Arlington elementary schools involved in the 2012 boundary decisions.  The schools involved in this process include Ashlawn, Glebe, Jamestown, McKinley, Nottingham, Taylor and Tuckahoe elementary schools.  

    The School Board will need to consider elementary boundary refinements as an Information Item at its January 8, 2015 meeting and is scheduled to take action at its January 22, 2015 meeting.  Any boundary refinement decisions will take effect for the 2015-16 school year. Staff will update the Board at its Nov. 6 meeting on the most recent enrollment projections, the need for a boundary refinement process, and the community engagement process outlined below.

    The community meetings will provide an opportunity for the families that may potentially be impacted to work with staff to develop recommended adjustments using the Online Boundary Tool originally introduced in the boundary process two years ago.  Individuals will be able to see the possible moves that can help to further balance enrollment for these schools. Information shared at all community meetings will help shape the discussion and prepare individuals to use the Online Boundary Tool.

    The following is a list of community engagement opportunities:  

    • Community Meeting, Mon, Nov. 17, 7 pm, Williamsburg Middle School Auditorium
      Staff will present data, introduce the Online Tool and begin work with the community to refine boundary options.  The meeting will be taped an broadcast afterwards on AETV and a link to the tape will be posted online.
    • Community Feedback Period: November 18 through December 5 (Online Bourndary Tool and Comments) Community members are invited to use the Online Boundary Tool to provide feedback to staff on possible boundary refinements for the identified schools.
    • Community Meeting, Tue, Dec. 9, 7 pm, Williamsburg Middle School Auditorium
      Staff will present what it has heard from the community during this process and will continue working with the community on options.

    The schedule for the School Board process includes the following dates:

    • School Board Work Session, Mon, Jan. 5, 7:30 pm, Arlington Education Center, Room 101.
      The School Board will discuss possible boundary options.
    • School Board Meeting Information Item, Thu, Jan. 8, 7:30 pm, Arlington Education Center, Board Room
      The Superintendent will present options to the School Board and will recommend his preferred option.
    • School Board Public Hearing, Thu., Jan. 15,  7:30 pm, Arlington Education Center, Board Room
      The School Board will hear public comment on the Superintendent’s recommendations.
    • School Board Meeting Action Item, Thu, Jan. 22, 7:30 pm, Arlington Education Center, Board Room
      The School Board will take action on boundary refinements for identified North Arlington Elementary Schools.

    After the School Board meeting presentation on Nov. 6, information will be available online at www.apsva.us/moreseats.

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  • Community Engagement Meeting #3 Held to Discuss Middle School Capacity Options

    Posted by Lionel White at 11/5/2014
    APS held Community Meeting #3 to further engage the community in discussion of the possible options for adding capacity at middle schools in the northern part of Arlington County by 2019.  The next Secondary Seats Community Meeting will take place on Saturday, November 15 at 9:00 a.m. at Williamsburg Middle School.  For more information on upcoming meetings please visit the MoreSeats calendar.

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  • School Board Holds Work Session to Discuss Options for Adding Secondary Seats

    Posted by Lionel White at 10/23/2014
    On October 21, the School Board held a work session to discuss options for adding secondary seats in North Arlington.
     
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