APS Communiqué de presse

APS Définit la portée et le calendrier du processus de délimitation des écoles élémentaires de l'automne 2018

Le processus initial impliquera 11 écoles, suivi d'un deuxième ajustement des limites prévu pour l'automne 2020

Écoles publiques d'Arlington (APS) a défini la portée et le calendrier du processus des limites des écoles élémentaires de l'automne 2018 qui développera des zones de fréquentation pour les nouvelles écoles et ajustera les limites pour équilibrer les inscriptions dans 11 écoles élémentaires. À l'automne 2020, APS will initiate a second boundary process that involves XNUMX elementary schools.

The Fall XNUMX Elementary Boundary Process will involve elementary students beginning in the XNUMX-XNUMX school year from the attendance zones of the following schools:

  • Abingdon
  • Arlington Science Focus (ASFS)
  • Ashlawn
  • Barcroft
  • A dessiné
  • Henry (Fleet)
  • Hoffman-Boston
  • Longue branche
  • Oakridge
  • Randolph, and
  • Taylor

An overview of the boundary process is available in a June XNUMX School Board meeting staff presentation. A School Board Work Session will be held August XNUMX and a Public Hearing is tentatively scheduled for November XNUMX (date to be confirmed).

The School Board will vote on new elementary school boundaries on December XNUMX, XNUMX, and these will take effect in September XNUMX, when Alice W. Fleet Elementary School opens and Drew Model Elementary School becomes a full neighborhood school upon the Montessori program’s move to the Patrick Henry Elementary School building.

“Whenever APS opens a new school or has a school with projected enrollment that’s expected to be significantly over capacity, School Board policy requires that we adjust boundaries,” said Lisa Stengle, Executive Director, APS Planning and Evaluation. “We worked with community members this past spring in reviewing elementary school locations and walk zones, and we will continue to inform and engage stakeholders throughout this boundary process.”

The second boundary process in Fall XNUMX will create an attendance zone for the new elementary school at the Reed site and balance enrollment through boundary adjustments that will take effect in Fall XNUMX. The following schools will be included in the Fall XNUMX boundary process: Abingdon, Ashlawn, Barcroft, Barrett, Carlin Springs, Discovery, Glebe, Jamestown, McKinley, Long Branch, Nottingham, Reed, Taylor, and Tuckahoe. A school may be involved in both boundary processes, but a specific planning unit will only be impacted once to minimize the number of times that individual students who have continued to reside in a particular attendance area are impacted by the boundary change.

Community engagement activities during this process will include web updates, community meetings, social media, podcasts and more. Staff will hold an Open Office Hours session from XNUMX to XNUMX:XNUMX p.m. on Tue, Aug. XNUMX and the first Community Meeting on Wed, Sept. XNUMX; both events will be held at Kenmore Middle School (XNUMX S. Carlin Springs Rd.).

For more information about the Fall XNUMX Elementary School Boundary Process, visit https://www.apsva.us/elementary-school-boundary-change/.