APS News Release

Feb. 17 School Board Meeting Highlights

The School Board recognized the winners of 2022 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Literary and Visual Arts Contest last night. Watch this video of students talking about their winning entries.

Mask Update
At the Feb. 17 School Board meeting, the Superintendent presented updates to the APS mask policy and guidance moving forward, based on the current CDC guidance and health metrics. The mask requirement remains in place at this time based on the level of transmission in Arlington. Beginning March 1, in accordance with Senate Bill 739, families who wish for their students not to wear a mask in school will be able to opt out. Additional details will be communicated next week.

Action Items
The School Board approved the following items:

Information Items
The School Board discussed the following items:

Next School Board Meeting:
The School Board will hold its next regular meeting (2110 Washington Blvd.) on Thu., Feb. 24 at 7 p.m. The agenda will be posted one week before the meeting on BoardDocs.

Masks are required in Board Meetings until further notice.

For More Information:
Community members who want to comment on any items discussed at the School Board meeting should email the Board at school.board@apsva.us or call 703-228-6015.School Board meetings are also broadcast live on Comcast Cable Channel 70 and Verizon Fios Channel 41; live-streamed on the APS website, and re-broadcast on Fridays at 9 p.m. and Mondays at 7:30 p.m. immediately following the meeting. All materials and minutes will be posted to the website at www.apsva.us/schoolboard upon School Board approval at a subsequent meeting.