School Board Update

November 3, 2020

AGENDA FOR THE November 5, 2020 SCHOOL BOARD MEETING

The agenda for the November 5 School Board Meeting is posted on BoardDocs at:

https://www.boarddocs.com/vsba/arlington/Board.nsf/vpublic?open. Subject to change.


This meeting will take place virtually using Microsoft Teams. Meetings are available for viewing live on the APS website and broadcast on Comcast Cable Channel 70 and Verizon FIOS Channel 41.


A. CLOSED MEETING – if needed


B. REGULAR MEETING OPENING - 7 PM

1. Call to Order

2. Pledge of Allegiance

3. CITIZEN COMMENT ON NON-AGENDA AND AGENDA ITEMS:

4. RECOGNITION: School Psychology Awareness Week

5. Announcements:

  • November 6 ,2020, Closed Meeting, 4 PM
  • November 10, 2020, Closed Meeting 5:15 PM
  • November 10, 2020 Work Session on Budget Status/CIP Framework 6:30 PM
  • November 12, 2020 Work Session on Elementary Boundaries, 6 PM
  • November 12, 2020 Virtual Closed Meeting, 8 PM
  • November 16, 2020 -Virtual Policy Subcommittee Meeting, 2 PM

6. Superintendent’s Announcements and Updates


C. CONSENT ITEMS:

1. Minutes:

2. Personnel Actions

3. Library Services Brief

4. Health/Physical Education Brief

5. Revision to School Board Policy K-14.30 Volunteers and Deletion of Policy K-14.31 Volunteer Programs

6. Proposed Revisions to School Board Policy I-7.2.3.30 Communications

7. Proposed Revisions to School Board Policy J-8.3.1 School Health


D. MONITORING ITEMS:

1. School Year 2020-2021 Update


E. ACTION ITEMS:

1. School Board FY 2022 Budget Direction


F. INFORMATION ITEMS:

1. Fall 2020 Elementary School Boundary Process: Superintendent’s Recommendation

2. Proposed Revisions to School Board Policy F-1 Financial Management – Capital Improvement Plan

3. Proposed Revisions to School Board Policy F-5.7 Construction and Maintenance


G. NEW BUSINESS:


H. ADJOURNMENT

New: November 12, 2020 Work Session on Elementary Boundaries

The School Board will hold a Work Session on Nov. 12 at 6 PM and a public hearing on Dec. 1. New boundaries will be adopted on Dec. 3.


For more information visit www.apsva.us/engage/fall2020elementaryboundaries/.


The agenda and background information will be posted on BoardDocs at

https://www.boarddocs.com/vsba/arlington/Board.nsf/vpublic?open as information becomes available. This meeting will take place virtually using Microsoft Teams. Work Sessions are available for viewing live on the APS website.


Community Engagement Opportunity:

Fri. Nov. 6 Facebook Live videos on Elementary School Boundary Process (English and Spanish): https://www.facebook.com/ArlingtonPublicSchools

November CALENDAR FOR SCHOOL BOARD MEETINGS AND WORK SESSIONS

The Arlington School Board’s November 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. Contact the School Board Office for more information at 703-228-6015. More details at https://www.apsva.us/post/november-calendar-for-school-board-meetings-and-work-sessions-3/

Citizen Comment at School Board Meetings

At this time, no in-person public comment will be allowed at Board Meetings, however limited Public Comment will be allowed using a call-in service.


The Public Comment Agenda Item will take place at the beginning of each Board Meeting. ALL public comment will be heard at that time, on both Agenda and Non-Agenda items, and there is a limit of 1 hour for all public comment.


The speaker request form is made active on the website on Friday afternoon of the week before each regular Board meeting. The speaker form is posted at https://www.apsva.us/school-board-meetings/sign-up-to-speak/. Please note, the deadline for signing up to speak is 4 PM two days prior to the Board meeting.


When you sign up you will receive an acknowledgement. The day of the meeting, you will be provided with detailed directions for calling. During the meeting, speakers will be announced in the order that the calls are received.


Next School Board Meeting: Nov. 5

Superintendent's Weekly Update

Please read Superintendent Dr. Francisco Durán's update at https://www.apsva.us/post/superintendents-nov-2-weekly-update/.


The Superintendent will provide a School Year 2020-2021 Update as a Monitoring Item at all upcoming School Board meetings. Watch School Board meetings at https://www.apsva.us/school-board-meetings/watch-school-board-meetings/.


Next School Board Meetings: Nov. 5, Nov. 17

APS seeking volunteers to serve on the APS and School Resource Officers Work Group - Deadline Nov. 9

The School Board is seeking volunteers to serve on the work group will include students; parents; staff; advisory council members; community members; and the Arlington County Police. The work group of 48 members will be facilitated by a professional facilitator.


Working group members will participate actively in reviewing research, discussing, and formulating recommendations to the Superintendent and School Board on the relationship between APS and ACPD School Resource Officers (SROs). Each group member will attend the December 2020 kick off meeting, the January 2021 town hall, and monthly work group meetings from January to June.


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


To apply please vist https://survey.k12insight.com/survey.aspx?k=SsSRTVsQSSQsPsPsP&lang=0&data=. Applications are available in English and Spanish at this link. Applications in Amharic, Arabic, and Mongolian are posted on the

APS and School Resource Officers Engage page. Applications will be accepted through Nov. 9 and the School Board will approve work group members at the Dec. 3 meeting.


Information, including the application, is available on the Engage webpage.

The School Board is accepting applications for the Advisory Council on Teaching and Learning (Formerly Advisory Council on Instruction), Budget Advisory Council (BAC) and the Aquatics Committee

The Arlington School Board values input from parents and members of the community as part of the APS decision-making process. That’s why the school system has established a network of volunteer advisory committees, each one focusing on a specific subject or topic area from instruction to construction.


The School Board is accepting applications for the Advisory Council on Teaching and Learning (Formerly Advisory Council on Instruction), Budget Advisory Council (BAC) and the Aquatics Committee.


Information about all advisory groups and applications for the groups can be found on the APS website.

School Board Open Office Hours

As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, in-person Open Office Hours are suspended and will be held virtually. Information on how to sign up for upcoming Open Office Hours will be communicated through the normal APS channels the Friday before the scheduled Open Office Hours.


Upcoming Open Office Hours:

Monday, November 9, 2020 with Monique O'Grady from 7:30 to 9:30 PM

Monday, November 16, 2020 with Barbara Kannien from 5 to 7 PM


The schedule for Open Office Hours for the 2020-2021 school year is posted at https://www.apsva.us/contact-the-school-board/open-office-hours/.

Updates for the School Year 2020-2021

APS has the following information available for families:



Questions related to APS and the change in operations due to COVID-19 can be sent to engage@apsva.us

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