School Board Update
November 12, 2020
AGENDA FOR THE Tuesday, November 17, 2020 SCHOOL BOARD MEETING
The agenda for the November 17 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 - NONE
B. REGULAR MEETING OPENING - 7 PM
1. Call to Order
2. Pledge of Allegiance
3. CITIZEN COMMENT ON NON-AGENDA AND AGENDA ITEMS:
4. RECOGNITIONS: National Education Support Professionals Day &
Cintia Johnson Retirement
- November 23, 2020, Virtual Closed Meeting 5:15 PM
- November 30, 2020 -Virtual Policy Subcommittee Meeting, 2 PM
- December 1, 2020 Work Session – Special Education Update 5:15 PM
- December 1, 2020 Public Hearing on Elementary Boundary Proposal, 7:30 PM
6. Superintendent’s Announcements and Updates
C. CONSENT ITEMS:
2. Personnel Actions
3. CTAE, Arlington Tech and Internships Brief
4. Memorandum of Understanding with Arlington County Board for Student Internet Access
5. Appointment to Arlington Special Education Advisory Committee
D. MONITORING ITEMS:
1. School Year 2020-2021 Update
E. ACTION ITEMS – Postponed to 12/3/2020:
1. Revisions to School Board Policy F-1 Financial Management – Capital Improvement Plan
2. Revisions to School Board Policy F-5.7 Construction and Maintenance
F. INFORMATION ITEMS:
1. Barcroft Calendar
2. 2022 School Calendar
3. Legislative Package
4. Long Branch Playground License Agreement
G. NEW BUSINESS:
Summary of the November 5, 2020 School Board Meeting
Superintendent Recommends Elementary School Boundary Changes
The School Board will hold a Public Hearing on Dec.1 at 7:30 PM, and will adopt new boundaries at the Dec. 3 School Board Meeting.
Superintendent's 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. 17, Dec. 3
Thank You, Arlington Voters!
Thank you to the 2020 School Bond Co-Chairs Lois Koontz and Miles Mason for leading this initiative and for increasing community support of the school bonds.
School Board Policies Available for Public Comment
Arlington Public Schools is soliciting comments on the draft revision to the following policy.
Feedback should be provided through the APS Engage online feedback form. Please be sure to include the policy you are referencing in your correspondence. Or by submitting the corresponding policy questionnaire at https://www.apsva.us/engage/policies-for-revision-amendment/ under the Public Comment on Drafts section. The policy noted above is available for public comment from Nov. 1-Dec. 9.
Advisory Committees that have opted into the Enhanced Feedback process for these policies may also submit a supplementary memo in addition to responding to the survey. The survey response should note that you have submitted a supplementary memo. The Supplementary memo is due the day the survey closes.
The School Board is accepting applications for the Advisory Council on Teaching and Learning (Formerly Advisory Council on Instruction) and Budget Advisory Council (BAC)
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) and Budget Advisory Council (BAC).
Information about all advisory groups and applications for the groups can be found on the APS website.
School Board Open Office Hours
Upcoming Open Office Hours:
Monday, November 16, 2020 with Barbara Kannien from 5 to 7 PM
Monday, November 23, 2020 with Tannia Talento 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:
- The APS COVID-19 webpage has the latest updates and new FAQs about instruction, technology, meals for students, family resources and more.
Nov. 3 Dept. of Teaching and Learning Update: Services for English Learners, Special Education and Gifted Students: https://www.apsva.us/post/nov-3-dept-of-teaching-and-learning-update-services-for-english-learners-special-education-and-gifted-students/
Middle School Options & Transfers Information for SY 2021-22: https://www.apsva.us/post/middle-school-options-transfers-information-for-sy-2021-22/
High School Options & Transfers Information for SY 2021-22:
APS Broadcasting WiFi Network Outside of Four Schools: https://www.apsva.us/post/aps-broadcasting-wifi-network-outside-of-four-schools/?utm_source=wifi&utm_campaign=f5oct9
Changes to Meal Sites and Drop-Off Locations Beginning on Mon, Oct. 5 https://www.apsva.us/post/changes-to-meal-drop-off-locations-begin-mon-oct-5/
P-EBT Benefit Update for Families: https://www.dss.virginia.gov/benefit/pebt.cgi
APS to Launch Family Technology Call Center: https://parentacademy.apsva.us/
Explore Videos and Resources for Parents: https://parentacademy.apsva.us/
The Annual Online Verification Process (AOVP) Begins on August 31:https://www.apsva.us/post/the-annual-online-verification-process-aovp-begins-on-august-31/
Comcast Internet Essentials Details: https://www.apsva.us/digital-learning/internet/
Food Resources from Arlington County: https://www.apsva.us/post/food-resources-from-arlington-county/
- Need assistance? See who to contact at https://www.apsva.us/post/who-to-contact-for-help/
Questions related to APS and the change in operations due to COVID-19 can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org