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Learn more about topics that will be discussed for School Board action this school year and find out how to stay informed and be involved.

Below is a list of current & upcoming initiatives for the 2019-20 School Year. Check back often as additional information and new initiatives are added.


CURRENT INITIATIVES:

    • Planning for Reopening Schools

      • APS is planning for the return to school on September 8 for the 2020-21 school year.
      • More information
    • School Board Policies

    • Capital Improvement Plan (CIP) for FY 2021 and Future CIPs

      • Every two years, the School Board adopts a Capital Improvement Plan (CIP) that addresses APS capital needs—investments needed to improve or enhance the infrastructure of our schools—over the next ten years. The CIP includes major capital projects, such as new schools and school additions, as well as major maintenance and minor construction projects
      • The School Board has adopted a new Fiscal Year 2021 CIP in June 2020.
      • The Arlington Facilities and Student Accommodation Plan (AFSAP) is the first step in the CIP process. View the 2019 AFSAP
      • More information
    • APS and School Resource Officers

      • APS is reviewing our school division’s relationship and operations with School Resource Officers (SROs), including the review and monitor of the APS Memorandum of Understanding with Arlington County Police Department (ACPD). A Work Group will be formed to work with APS staff in this process during the 2020-21 school year.
      • More information
    • Elementary School Boundary Process

    • Planning for School Moves 2021

      • The School Board adopted a proposal on Feb. 6, 2020, to move two elementary option schools (Key Immersion and Arlington Traditional) to new sites and the majority of McKinley students to the new neighborhood school under construction at the Reed site. These changes will take effect in August 2021.
      • A cross-departmental team has begun planning to support this transition. All staff are dedicated to making these transitions as easy as possible for students and families. Throughout this school moves process, information will be shared with the community. Please note that this webpage will be updated to include site-specific information when available.
      • More information
    • Pre K -12 Instructional Program Pathways

      • Through the IPP process, APS is addressing one of the implementation strategies of the Strategic Plan to ensure multiple pathways to student success: “Increase high-quality options for PreK-12 instructional models within and beyond neighborhood schools.”
      • More information

    • RECENTLY COMPLETED INITIATIVES:

      • Your Voice Matters Survey 2020

      • Virtual Town Hall with the Superintendent

        • The community is invited to a virtual town hall hosted by Dr. Durán, to address the selection process for families to choose an instructional model for students. Community members can submit questions in advance.
        • More information
      • Career Center

      • Elementary School Planning for 2021
        Phase 1- Pre Boundary Planning

        • Planning for the 2020 Elementary School Boundary process will take part in four phases. The first phase begins November 2019.
        • More information
      • Fiscal Year (FY) 2021 Budget

        • Development of the FY 2021 Superintendent’s Proposed Budget is underway
        • Preliminary data shows we will have to close a $26.1 million gap for the FY 2021 budget
        • Please provide your comments and suggestions on ways to help us close this $26.1 million gap
        • The Superintendent’s Proposed Budget will be presented on February 27, 2020
        • Budget & Finance for additional information

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