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Facilities Planning

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.
  • 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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  • Community Working Group to Site a New Neighborhood Elementary School in South Arlington

    Posted by Lionel White at 5/28/2015
    The Arlington School Board invites the community to a public forum on Tue, June 9, at 7 pm at the Arlington Career Center. The focus of the meeting will be to discuss the process to select a site for a new neighborhood elementary school in South Arlington. This community forum will provide background information on the issue and explain the South Arlington Working Group being organized to help guide the decision-making process. Every South Arlington PTA, civic association and community organization involved will have a representative and an alternate on this working group. Individuals who are interested in serving as a representative for their organization should contact their PTA or civic association leadership. 

    The charge for this working group is 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.

    Please plan to attend this kickoff community forum on June 9th at the Career Center at 7 pm. 
     
    Documents:
     School Talk Message: (Spanish)
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  • APS to Host Community Meetings on Capacity Solutions for Swanson and Williamsburg

    Posted by Lionel White at 5/22/2015
    News Release
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  • Proposed Working Group Process to Site a New Neighborhood Elementary School in South Arlington

    Posted by Lionel White at 5/22/2015
    Last night, the School Board received for information a staff proposal for a working group process to site a new neighborhood elementary school in South Arlington.
     
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  • Update Regarding Capacity Solutions for APS

    Posted by Lionel White at 5/7/2015
    News Release
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  • School Board Receives an Update From Staff on Interim and Permanent Solutions for Capacity Issues

    Posted by Lionel White at 5/1/2015
    Last night, the School Board received an update from staff on interim and permanent solutions for South Arlington elementary schools and North Arlington middle school capacity issues.

    The core mission for APS is to provide quality instruction in optimal learning environments while diligently working to address capacity issues due to growth in enrollment.

    Permanent Solutions In Process
    Current steps underway to create permanent solutions for capacity include:
    • Building a new middle school at the Stratford site;
    • Building a new school at the Wilson site for H-B Woodlawn;
    • Building additions at McKinley and Abingdon elementary schools;
    • Redefining work space at Washington-Lee High School
    Additional Solutions
    The main goal for APS is to build a new 725 seat elementary school in South Arlington and to engage the community to help guide the decision-making process. During the process, APS will continue to work and collaborate with Arlington County. The site must be determined by December 2015 to allow time for completion by September 2019.

    Staff identified areas of focus for the upcoming community engagement process,
    • Neighborhood school
    • Potential sites – Jefferson as preferred School Board site based on CIP adoption, school-owned sites, county-owned sites
    • Future boundary considerations; and
    • Implications for 2019 or 2020 completion.
    Interim Solutions
    Using the Progressive Planning Model (PPM), several interim solutions may be used to relieve crowding until permanent space can be built. These include:
    • Convert computer labs, etc.
    • Internal building modifications
    • Program moves
    • Relocatables
    Until the Stratford middle school project is completed in 2019, interim solutions using the PPM will be utilized at Swanson and Williamsburg.

    The full presentation is available online. Parents or community members who are interested in getting involved can email their interest to moreseats@apsva.us.
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  • APS Enrollment Projection Methodology Validated as Part of Arlington Community Facility Study

    Posted by Lionel White at 4/10/2015
    Statistical Forecasting LLC and RLS Demographics Inc. were contracted by Arlington County to review and evaluate the projection methodologies used by the Arlington County Government (“ACG”) and the Arlington Public Schools (“APS”). In particular, the consultants evaluated the methodology used by ACG to forecast population counts, housing units, households, and employment, as well as the methodology used by APS to project the number of K-12 students. In addition to a thorough methodological review, the Consultants provided recommendations for improvements to the forecasting process.
     
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