This is a meeting that was designed to focus on modernizations, but instead we needed to briefly address the topic of colocation that came up this week. Watch the presentations and see the documents.
Superintendent Dr. Gregory C. Hutchings, Jr. has proposed an Operating Budget that aims to focus on social, emotional and academic learning, increase graduation rates, reduce chronic absenteeism and improving literacy levels next school year.
As the first meeting in the new year, this was the meeting where the Board was required to vote on their leadership for 2020. The Board also heard from the communications auditor and received updates on both the panel of experts for the High School Project and the new build for Douglas MacArthur Elementary School.
The Alexandria City School Board has approved a $530.7 million ten-year plan to continue to modernize ACPS schools while also funding facilities repairs to school infrastructure. See the list of scheduled modernization projects.
Superintendent Dr. Gregory C. Hutchings, Jr. presented a ten-year vision for the Capital Improvement Program (CIP) Budget that builds capacity across all grade levels, increases safety and security, modernizes facilities for the 21st century, and ensures equitable investment across all schools.
This was a week where capital projects were high on the list for discussion. The School Board and City Council met to discuss capital project priorities for the next ten years, while the School Board dug into updates on the swing space project and the modernization of Douglas MacArthur Elementary School.
ACPS has refined the way it develops on the budget priorities set by the School Board. Learn more on this topic ahead of the superintendent’s community chat on October 22.
This week, the School Board unanimously approved their Final Operating Budget for the next school year. But what does it mean for your child?
On Thursday night, the School Board recognized our young artists, budding student School Board reps and our School Board advisory committee chairs, and heard updates on Facilities and Human Resources and approved the Final Budget for next school year. Get up to date on the details.
Thursday night’s School Board meeting was full of recognitions, including the student poets laureate from MacArthur, Mount Vernon and T.C. Williams. There was also an important update on the plan to transition schools to outsourced operational services.
On Thursday evening the School Board voted to approve the Superintendent’s proposed budget, focused on ensuring the delivery of a new “ACPS Standard of Excellence,” ensuring timely school maintenance and repairs, and an equitable distribution of resources across the city.
When we think of the things that have the biggest impact on the success of a child, we think about the teacher. So, following the School Board’s approval of the Superintendent’s proposed budget last week, we are asking, “Does money really make a difference?”
Superintendent of Schools Dr. Gregory C. Hutchings, Jr. has proposed a balanced Operating Budget focused on ensuring equitable distribution of resources among students and improving standards of excellence, both in the classroom and for school facilities.