The Arlington County School Board voted Thursday night to support the Superintendent’s recommendation to continue the current mask requirement within Arlington Public Schools. APS students and staff wear masks indoors as part of a layered strategy to help prevent COVID-19 transmission in our schools. The Virginia General Assembly adopted Senate Bill 1303 on March 30, 2021, directing school boards to offer and prioritize in-person instruction. It also requires school boards to adhere to mitigation procedures, like mask-wearing, to the extent practicable as recommended by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). In order to comply with this legislation, masks must be worn by students, staff and visitors in APS facilities. Federal law requires the use of masks while on school buses.
The School Board discussed the following items at its Jan. 20 meeting.
- Dual Language Immersion (DLI) Visioning Process Task Force Recommendations
- Approval to Potential Revisions (if needed) to the 2021-22 School Year Calendar
Action ItemsThe Board approved the following items:
- Final Fiscal Close-Out/Status and Capital Improvement Plan (CIP) Quarterly Report
- I-7.2.6 English Learner Services
Next School Board Meeting:
The School Board will hold its next regular meeting (2110 Washington Blvd.) on Thu., Feb. 3 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.