Facilities Planning

The Facilities Planning department is responsible for enhancing the school system’s use of facilities. Using geographic information system (GIS) technology, Facilities Planning performs extensive boundary studies, utilization studies, and other applicable analysis to assure maximum utilization of capital funds. Facilities Planning also facilitates the “MoreSeats for More Students” community engagement process that addresses issues related to school crowding in an open and transparent manner.

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Departmental responsibilities include:

  • Preparing the Annual APS Enrollment Projections Report (Document)
  • Preparing the Fall Ten-Year Student Enrollment Projections (Document)
  • Prepare capacity utilization studies (Document)
  • Identifying options for redistribution of students or programs
  • Preparing Arlington Facilities and Student Accommodation Plan (AFSAP) Report (Document)
  • Assisting in the planning of future major infrastructure need and in the Capital Improvement Plan (CIP) (Document)
  • Maintaining the APS geographic information system (GIS) database
  • Collaborating with stakeholders in the More Seat for More Students community engagement process
  • Maintaining attendance boundary maps (Elementary 2016MiddleHighPlanning Unit, Large Format Planning Units)

Planning Staff

 Name  Title  Phone  Email Address
 Lionel White Director of Facilities Planning  703-228-7741 lionel.white@apsva.us
 Michael DePalma GIS Specialist 703-228-8648 michael.depalma@apsva.us