School Board Update

January 13, 2020

Summary of the January 9, 2020 School Board Meeting

During the Jan. 9 School Board meeting, Planning & Evaluation staff presented the Superintendent’s Recommendation for School Moves as part of Elementary School Planning Process for 2021-22. The Superintendent’s recommendation (formerly staff Proposal 1) would result in moving the principal and staff of the following schools, along with: a majority of McKinley students to the Reed site; Arlington Traditional School (ATS) students to the McKinley building, and Key Immersion students to the ATS building. This recommendation would repurpose the Key building into a neighborhood school. Read more here.

Search for New Permanent APS Superintendent

The Arlington School Board has initiated the search for a new superintendent. To provide counsel in this important process, the Board has retained the services of BWP & Associates, a national executive search firm.


Community engagement is a very important step in this process, and the Board is seeking your input on desired qualifications for the new superintendent. Community input will be used to assist the Board in developing an in-depth profile for the position and identifying a highly qualified leader who will enhance our positive culture of learning and promote excellence and equity for all students.


The School Board invites all members of the community to participate in a meeting facilitated by BWP. Please attend one of the following forums, which are open to everyone:


  • Wednesday, January 22 at 7 p.m. (Spanish), Kenmore Middle School, 200 S. Carlin Springs Road
  • Wednesday, January 22 at 7 p.m., Washington-Liberty High School, 1301 N. Stafford Street
  • Saturday, January 25 at 10 a.m., Wakefield High School, 1325 S. Dinwiddie Street
  • Saturday January 25 at 10 a.m., Dorothy Hamm Middle School, 4100 Vacation Lane


Please note that if you cannot attend one of the community forums listed above, you will have the opportunity to share your input with the search firm through a survey scheduled to open on January 21st.


Additional information about the superintendent search can be found on the APS website at https://www.apsva.us/engage/search-for-new-aps-superintendent/.

The 2020 Your Voice Matters Survey is open through February 28, 2020

Please help shape the future of the APS community by completing the survey that was emailed on January 13, 2020 by Panorama Education.


Additional information about Your Voice Matters can be found here: https://www.apsva.us/engage/your-voice-matters-survey-2020/

School Board Work Session on English/Language Arts Academic Update

Thursday, Jan. 16th, 7-9pm

2110 Washington Boulevard

Arlington, VA

Click here to watch livestream of Work Sessions. Agendas and background information for Work Sessions are posted on BoardDocs as they are available. Agendas are subject to change without notice and the public is encouraged to check the website in advance to confirm details or changes.


Visit the School Board Meetings web page for a listing of all upcoming meeting dates.

For additional information, contact the School Board Office at 703-228-6015 or school.board@apsva.us.

Open Office Hours with Tannia Talento

Tuesday, Jan. 21st, 8:30-10:30am

2110 Washington Boulevard

Arlington, VA

The public is welcome to drop in to meet with a Board member individually at the School Board’s weekly Open Office Hours.

School Board Meeting

Thursday, Jan. 23rd, 7-10pm

2110 Washington Boulevard

Arlington, VA

Agendas and background information for School Board meetings are posted on BoardDocs as they are available. Agendas are subject to change without notice and the public is encouraged to check the website in advance to confirm details or changes. School Board meetings can be viewed live online or on Comcast Channel 70 or Verizon Channel 41.


Visit the School Board Meetings web page for a listing of all upcoming meeting dates.

For additional information, contact the School Board Office at 703-228-6015 or school.board@apsva.us.

Open Office Hours with Nancy Van Doren

Monday, Jan. 27th, 5-7pm

2110 Washington Boulevard

Arlington, VA

The public is welcome to drop in to meet with a Board member individually at the School Board’s weekly Open Office Hours.

School Board Work Session with the Advisory Council on Instruction (ACI)

Tuesday, Jan. 28th, 6-9pm

2110 Washington Boulevard

Arlington, VA

Click here to watch livestream of Work Sessions. Agendas and background information for Work Sessions are posted on BoardDocs as they are available. Agendas are subject to change without notice and the public is encouraged to check the website in advance to confirm details or changes.


Visit the School Board Meetings web page for a listing of all upcoming meeting dates.

For additional information, contact the School Board Office at 703-228-6015 or school.board@apsva.us.

School Board Public Hearing on Elementary Planning 2021 Proposals (Snow Date Feb. 6)

Thursday, Jan. 30th, 7-9pm

2110 Washington Boulevard

Arlington, VA

Sign up to speak at https://www.apsva.us/school-board-meetings/sign-up-to-speak/


Agendas and background information for School Board meetings are posted on BoardDocs as they are available. Agendas are subject to change without notice and the public is encouraged to check the website in advance to confirm details or changes. School Board meetings can be viewed live online or on Comcast Channel 70 or Verizon Channel 41.


Visit the School Board Meetings web page for a listing of all upcoming meeting dates.

For additional information, contact the School Board Office at 703-228-6015 or school.board@apsva.us.

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