APS News Release

March Calendar for School Board Meetings and Work Sessions

The Arlington School Board’s March schedule of Board Meetings, Work Sessions, and Advisory Council and Committee Meetings is now available. As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, this schedule is subject to change with advance notice provided on the APS website. The information provided below was updated on February 26, 2021. For more information, contact the School Board Office at 703-228-6015.

March School Board Meetings
In alignment with the students’ return to school, the Board will return to in-person regular School Board meetings starting March 11. To meet safely, the Board will comply with all health and safety guidelines. This includes limiting in-person attendance, always wearing masks, and maintaining 6-foot physical distancing, as well as using hand sanitizer and wipes to clean all surfaces.  Work sessions and other meetings will continue to be held virtually until further notice. All Citizen Comment will be heard at the beginning of the Board meeting and the comment period is limited to one hour. The Board will offer speakers the option to call in or to sign up to speak in person. The Board will allow up to 15 in-person speakers and 15 call-in speakers. If fewer than 15 people sign up to speak in person, the Board will allow additional call-in speakers to fill any empty slots. A lottery process will continue to be used if more than 30 speaker requests are received. Please go to the Sign Up to Speak at a School Board Meeting page for directions. School Board meetings start at 7 p.m. unless otherwise noted. School Board meetings can be viewed live online or on Comcast Channel 70 or Verizon Channel 41. Agendas and additional information are available in BoardDocs.

Thu, March 11                                     School Board Meeting
7 p.m.

Thu, March 23                                     School Board Meeting:  Public Hearing on the Superintendent’s Proposed Budget
8 p.m.

Thu, March 25                                    School Board Meeting 7 p.m.

School Board Work Sessions
Upcoming Work Sessions will be held virtually, and all agenda items will be presented and discussed by video.  Work Sessions begin at 6 p.m. unless otherwise noted.  All Work Sessions are livestreamed for online viewing here.

Tue, March 9                           School Board Budget Work Session #2
5 p.m.

Tue, March 16                         School Board Budget Work Session #3
6 p.m.

Tue, March 23                         School Board Budget Work Session #4
6 p.m.

School Board Open Office Hours
The School Board welcomes and encourages parents and community members to share their views. Board members will hold virtual Open Office Hours. Information on how to sign-up will be posted on the APS homepage and sent via APS School Talk on Fridays. Guidelines to participate in Open Office Hours and the upcoming schedule is posted on the Open Office Hours web page.

Mon, March 1                          School Board Open Office Hours with Cristina Diaz-Torres
6 – 8 p.m.

Mon, March 8                          School Board Open Office Hours with David Priddy
6 – 8 p.m.

Mon, March 15                        School Board Open Office Hours with Monique O’Grady
7:30 – 9:30 p.m.

Mon, March 22                        School Board Open Office Hours with Reid Goldstein
5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

School Board Advisory Councils and Committees
The School Board seeks the advice of community members through a wide range of advisory committees and councils. These advisory committees and councils are appointed by the School Board, advise the School Board and, when appropriate, make recommendations on issues or policies related to the successful operation of the school system.

For more information on how to apply for a committee, visit the APS Website.Some School Board Advisory Committee meetings are being held virtually. Check the website at https://www.apsva.us/school-board-advisory-councils-and-committees/ for more information.