School Board Update

November 12, 2019

Summary of the November 7, 2019 School Board Meeting

At the November 7, 2019 meeting, the School Board discussed and approved the educational specifications for the Career Center expansion. The approved motion included one addition to include the principal of universal design and a request for an update on ed specification in March 2020. Read more about the meeting here.

School Year 2020-21 Calendar

APS is currently seeking community input on the 2020-2021 calendar. Community members are asked to provide input by November 22, 2019 on three proposed drafts by participating in the community survey For a general description of the three draft options and Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs), visit www.apsva.us/engage/school-year-2020-21-calendar/.


Calendar recommendations will be presented to the School Board for approval in January.

Winter Weather Procedures

In preparation for “winter weather” months, Interim Superintendent Cintia Johnson shares a reminder on winter weather procedures.
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Elementary School Planning for 2021-22

In 2021, APS is projected to welcome more than 30,000 students, and will open a new elementary school and add high school seats.


On Wed, Oct. 30, APS shared proposals for moving some elementary schools as a first step in a countywide elementary school planning and boundary process for the 2021-22 school year. Community engagement regarding the proposed school moves begins now and continues through January 2020.


There are several ways to get up to speed on this process, the challenges that APS faces, and these proposals to move schools:



Please participate in a Questionnaire (English/Spanish) on these proposals at APS Engage, available through November 24, 2019. These proposals may be revised as APS gathers ideas and suggestions from community members before School Board action on Feb. 6, 2020. Any changes made would take effect in Sept. 2021. To learn more, visit www.apsva.us/engage/planning-for-2020-elementary-school-boundary-process/.


Send questions via engage@apsva.us or Twitter at #APSPlans2021.

Search for New APS Superintendent Engage Page

The Arlington School Board is conducting a nationwide search for a new superintendent to replace Dr. Patrick K. Murphy, who will retired from APS on September 1, 2019. The goal is to find a highly-qualified leader who will sustain our positive culture of learning and promote excellence and equity for all students.


The Search for New APS Superintendent page provides a timeline, links to important updates and resources, and ways to engage.

School Board Work Session on Program Evaluation of Services to Students With Special Needs

Wednesday, Nov. 13th, 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 Barbara Kanninen *Special Hours*

Monday, Nov. 18th, 4:30-6:30pm

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

Tuesday, Nov. 19th, 7-9pm

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.

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