APS welcomes community input on our policies as they go through the revision process. The APS Policy Process allows for feedback at three points: Scheduling and Revision Drafting, Public Comment on drafts, Board Consideration on drafts. Please use the navigation links below to jump to specific sections.
All School Board Policies and Policy Implementation Procedures are available on the APS website by visiting the following link: https://www.apsva.us/school-board-policies.
Once the drafting and internal stakeholder policy process is complete, policy drafts are made available for 30 days to ensure that all interested stakeholders have an opportunity to provide input. Please click on the policy name (s) below to access the drafts. This transparent process allows for an equitable community feedback stage prior to bringing forth the final draft as an information item at a School Board meeting. Please note that suggestions may be submitted during the comment period. Staff consider all suggestions but do not provide individual responses. The following policies are currently open for comments or were recently open for comments:
|Number||Policy Title and link to Draft Policy||Anticipated SB Action||Comment Period Opens||Comment Period Closes||To access policy questionnaire(s), click on links below|
|J-15.32||Records Management||Apr 2023||Jan 17, 2023||Feb 16, 2023||Provide Feedback|
After the public comment period closes, there is an additional opportunity to provide feedback when the policy comes forth to the School Board for Information at an upcoming School Board meeting; please see the Board Considerations on Drafts section below for the schedule, or check the meeting agendas on BoardDocs.
The following draft policies are being considered by the School Board. Draft policies are published in the agenda for the board meetings one week prior to the meeting. Draft policies and track changes from current policies are available in BoardDocs, use the meeting dates to find the appropriate documents. Documents are typically posted one week prior to the meeting. Feedback can be shared by submitting input through the online feedback form. Please be sure to include the policy you are referencing in your correspondence. Board agendas change frequently, see BoardDocs for the final meeting agendas.
|Policy Number||Policy Title||SB Meeting for Information (draft policies)||SB Meeting for Action (draft policies)||Retirement/New/ Revised/ Amended|
|G-1.4||Acceptable Use of Social Media||Feb 2, 2023||Feb 16, 2023||Revised|
|K-22.214.171.124||Cooperation with Juvenile Court||Feb 2, 2023||Feb 16, 2023||Revised|
|K-126.96.36.199||School and Police Relations||Feb 2, 2023||Feb 16, 2023||Revised|
|D-1.31||Financial Management-Budget Savings||Feb 16, 2023||Mar 2, 2023||Revised|
|D-1.33||Community Activities Fund||Feb 16, 2023||Mar 2, 2023||Revised|
|D-2.30||Financial Management-General||Feb 16, 2023||Mar 2, 2023||Revised|
|D-2.31||Financial Management-Revenue Sharing||Feb 16, 2023||Mar 2, 2023||Revised|
|D-2.33||Financial Management-Additional County Revenue||Feb 16, 2023||Mar 2, 2023||Revised|
|D-2.34||Financial Management-Reserve Funds||Feb 16, 2023||Mar 2, 2023||Revised|
|D-2.35||Financial Management-Budget Direction||Feb 16, 2023||Mar 2, 2023||Revised|
|D-2.36||Financial Management-Budget Development||Feb 16, 2023||Mar 2, 2023||Revised|
|D-9||Internal Audit||Feb 16, 2023||Mar 2, 2023||Revised|
|J-14||Student Fees, Fines and Charges||Feb 16, 2023||Mar 2, 2023||Revised|
The following policies are being considered for revision/amendment by the School Board. Hyperlinks to existing policies are provided below for your convenience. Community members are encouraged to review our policy schedule and provide suggested changes or additions to existing policies as we go through the drafting process**. Work on revisions typically begins 6 months prior to anticipated School Board Action, due dates for feedback on existing are established to ensure staff has this feedback prior to beginning the revision. Feedback on existing policies should be submitted by completing the Arlington School Board’s Policy Public Comment Process Form. Please be sure to include the policy you are referencing when completing the form. This list of policies will be revised quarterly.
|Policy Number||Policy Title||Planned Board Action||New/ Revised/ Amended**||Accompanying PIPs||Departments||Feedback on Existing Policy Due|
|G-188.8.131.52||Other Benefits||Aug 2023||Revised||G-184.108.40.206 PIP-1 & 2||HR||Feb 1, 2023|
|J-8.7||Safety of Students and Child Abuse and Neglect-Child Protective Services||Aug 2023||Revised||NONE||SS||Feb 1, 2023|
|J-15.30||Privacy Rights and Regulations||Aug 2023||Revised||NONE||IS||Feb 1, 2023|
|M-2||Foreign Exchange Student Programs||Aug 2023||Revised||M-2 PIP-1||SS||Feb 1, 2023|
|A-4||Mission, Vision, and Core Values||Sept 2023||Revised||NONE||SB||Mar 1, 2023|
|A-5||Arlington Public Schools Priorities||Sept 2023||Revised||NONE||SB||Mar 1, 2023|
|D-1.30||Goals||Sept 2023||Revised||NONE||FMS||Mar 1, 2023|
|E-6||Food and Nutrition Services||Sept 2023||Revised||E-6 PIP-1 through 3||FMS||Mar 1, 2023|
|M-8||Internet||Oct 2023||Revised||M-8 PIP-1 & 2||IS||Apr 1, 2023|
|J-15.8||Acceptance of Electronic Signatures and Records||Nov 2023||Revised||J-15.8 PIP-1||IS||May 1, 2023|
|D-12.3||Financial Management-Travel Reimbursement||Dec 2023||Revised||D-12.3 PIP-1 through 3||FMS||June 1, 2023|
|E-3.30||Building and Grounds Management||Dec 2023||Revised||E-3.30 PIP-1 through 5||F&O||June 1, 2023|
|I-10.32||Student Services||Dec 2023||Revised||I-10.32 PIP-1||SS||June 1, 2023|
|B-2||School Board||Mar 2024||Revised||NONE||SB||July 1, 2023|
|B-2.1.31||Members||Mar 2024||Revised||NONE||SB||July 1, 2023|
|B-2.1.32||Conduct||Mar 2024||Revised||NONE||SB||July 1, 2023|
|B-4||School Board Meetings||Mar 2024||Revised||NONE||SB||July 1, 2023|
|D-10.1||Purchasing||Mar 2024||Revised||D-10.1 PIP 1 through 3||FMS||July 1, 2023|
|D-10.30||Purchasing-School Board Approval Required on Construction and Non-Construction Contracts||Mar 2024||Revised||D-10.30 PIP-1||FMS||July 1, 2023|
Recently Adopted Policies*Policy was paused partway through the revision work. Work will resume at the step in the process where it left off.
** Amended policies are updated for purposes such as changes in the Code of Virginia, updating references, renumbering/retitling, changing proper nouns in the content of the policy, etc. Amended policies are not available for public comment prior to the information/action steps in the revision process.
The School Board has recently adopted the following policies.
|Policy Number||Policy Title & link to Newly Adopted Policy||SB Adoption Date|
|B-3.6.37||Electronic Participation in School Board Advisory Committee Meetings||8/18/22|
|B-4.4||Electronic Participation in Meetings by Individual Members||8/18/22|
|E-4.3.30||Use of School Equipment||8/18/22|
|E-4.3.31||Telecommunication Facilities on School Property||8/18/22|
|E-5.1||Student Transportation Services||8/18/22|
*The information and dates above are current as of 12/15/2022 and are subject to change.
For additional information or questions, contact the Director of Policy and Legislative Affairs Steven Marku at email@example.com.