APS News Release

School Board Adopts Summer School Fees

Appoints Chief Diversity Officer and Yorktown Principal

The School Board adopted fees for Summer School 2020 at the Dec. 19 meeting. The Board approved a staff recommendation that fees for Secondary Summer School will remain the same as last year while the full fee for Make Up and Strengthening courses would rise to $150.

Elementary Strengthening will continue to be for students below grade-level in reading and/or mathematics. Registration is by recommendation only and schools will notify eligible students during the March Parent-Teacher conferences. Staff will work closely with the Arlington Parks & Recreation Department to ensure that county enrichment opportunities are communicated to APS families.

To see the full report and proposal, visit BoardDocs.

APPOINTMENTS:
The School Board approved the following appointments:

INFORMATION ITEMS:
Staff provided the Board with updates on the following items.

  • FY 2019 Final Fiscal Closeout/Status and CIP Quarterly report; and
  • Amendments to Select School Board Policies: Homeless Education Services Amendment J-5.3.1; Support for Students-Wellness I-10.30 Amendment; and Communication-Student Progress, and Grading I-7.2.3.34 Communication

More information on both items is available online.

RECOGNITIONS:
The Board began the meeting with a holiday performance by the Yorktown High School chorus. The Board also recognized staff participation in the United Way Campaign as well as winners of the Virginia School Boards Association student video contest and Green Schools Challenge.

NEXT SCHOOL BOARD MEETING:
The School Board will hold its next Regular Meeting (2110 Washington Blvd.) on Thu, Jan. 6 at 7 p.m. The agenda will be posted one week before the meeting on BoardDocs.

FOR MORE INFORMATION:
Citizens 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. Citizens may call 703-228-2400 on the Monday after the School Board meetings to listen to a meeting summary. 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.