At its meeting on March 25, the School Board adopted a revised Budget Direction for the Interim Superintendent in response to the effect that the Coronavirus is having on the local economy.
Arlington Public Schools and Arlington County Government are working together to support families following Governor Ralph Northam’s March 23 announcement that all Virginia public and private schools, K-12, will be closed through the rest of the academic year to protect the health and safety of Virginians and reduce the spread of the COVID-19 virus.
As we all continue to support each other during these challenging times, I want to provide a brief update on our plans, based on guidance we have received from the Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) to date. But, first I want to acknowledge the impact this is having on family routines and thank you for your continued partnership in working through our present set of circumstances due to the coronavirus.
The School Board Public Hearing on the Interim Superintendent’s Proposed Budget scheduled for March 25 has been canceled and will be rescheduled. The Board will still hold a brief meeting on 3/25 at 7 p.m which can be viewed online and on Comcast Channel 70 and Verizon FiOS 41.
Beginning Wed, March 25, APS will expand the number of sites that provide free grab-and-go breakfasts and lunches to five locations to better reach families. Meals will be set up outside the building for distribution from 11 a.m.to 1 p.m. Monday-Friday.
Virginia’s Governor Ralph Northam announced this afternoon at his press conference that all public schools in the Commonwealth will remain closed for the remainder of the school year.
As APS and our students head into week two of learning from home, we wanted to provide a few updates regarding teacher-family communications, Spring Break and the assignment of new work. We appreciate the collaborative work that continues to take place between students, parents and teachers during the APS closure and are committed to providing the educational support families need.
As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, the School Board will be taking the following steps to protect the community, staff, and Board members at this time: In general, upcoming Board Meetings will not be open to public comment unless legally required. Alternative means will be available to view Board meetings and provide input to […]