Arlington Public Schools was one of three school divisions to be named a Green Schools Challenge winner at the 2019 Virginia School Boards Association’s (VSBA) annual conference. The VSBA Green Schools Challenge is a friendly competition designed to encourage implementation of specific environmental policies and practical actions that reduce the carbon emissions generated by both the local school division and the broader community. This is the tenth year the awards were given out.
APS was joined by King and Queen County Public Schools (Students Population Under 5,000) and Isle of Wight County Public Schools (Student Population 5,001 – 10,000). APS also earned Platinum Certification.
The Virginia School Boards Association, a voluntary, nonpartisan organization of Virginia school boards, promotes excellence in public education through advocacy, training and services. The Association offers conferences, information, training, and counseling designed to meet the needs of the Commonwealth’s educational leaders.