APS News Release

School Board Approves School Resource Officer Working Group Charge

Superintendent provides update on revised hybrid/in-person plan

The School Board adopted the charge and established the APS and School Resource Officers Work Group at its Oct. 8 meeting.

The work group has been created to primarily address the community concerns expressed to the School Board and Superintendent regarding the relationship and the operations that Arlington County Police Department (ACPD) have with APS. The work of the Work Group will also serve to meet the requirement to review the memorandum of understanding with our local law enforcement and ensure opportunity for community input during the review per VA Code § 22.1-280.2:3.

Work group members will work together to formulate recommendations to the Superintendent and School Board for submission in June 2021.

More information, including the application, will be included on the Engage webpage. Applications will be accepted through Nov. 9 and the School Board will approve work group members at the Dec. 3 meeting.

The presentation is available on BoardDocs.

Revised Hybrid/In-Person Plan
Superintendent Dr. Francisco Durán presented the revised hybrid/in-person learning plan that was announced earlier this week. The plan includes updated elementary and middle school hybrid/in-person instructional models and adjusted student groupings for Return Levels 2 and 3. The deadline for Level 2 families, now including all PreK-5th grade students and students in select Career and Technical Education (CTE) courses, to update their preferred instructional model in ParentVUE has been extended to Wed, Oct. 21. (This is not a reference to a student’s English language proficiency level. The levels in this sense represent a group of students eligible to return for hybrid model instruction.)

To read more about the plan, click here or watch the Superintendent’s presentation from the Board meeting.

Recognition

The School Board and Superintendent Dr. Francisco Durán were honored to recognize eight exemplary Latinx students during National Hispanic Heritage Month at last night’s School Board meeting. These highly deserving students were chosen by their principals for their character, leadership and outstanding successes in school and life. Learn more about the students and Hispanic Heritage Month here and watch the presentation here.

Action Item
ATS Key McKinley Refresh and Kitchen Renovation Funding – The Board approved a kitchen and two building refreshes as part of the School Moves process that took place last year. Details are available online.

Information Items
The Board heard updates on the following items:

  • Internal Audit Plan – Staff presented the internal audit plan which provides operational, financial, and compliance audit services to APS. The full report is available on BoardDocs.
  • Education Center Reuse Final Design and Construction Contract Award – Staff presented the proposed final design and construction contract award for the Education Center Reuse project. Details are available online.

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.