On Friday, July 10, the Alexandria City School Board will begin the process of officially considering the request to change the name of T.C. Williams High School. Learn more about the public engagement process and see the FAQs.
Category: Board Matters
Board Matters: Budget Priorities, Colocation and The High School Project
Catch updates on the School Board’s joint work session on the budget and colocation with City Council, and don’t miss out on an update around the educational vision for the high school.
Board Matters: Family Engagement and Summer Plans
The School Board heard about how we are doing in engaging our families, the work we have completed on our facilities in the past quarter, and how our facilities will be updated over the summer.
“Forest” Concept Selected for New MacArthur
The School Board has voted to move forward with the “Forest” concept for the new Douglas MacArthur Elementary School building, citing its alignment with the community’s desire to have a strong connection between the school and nature.
Board Matters: Colocation and School Modernization Discussions
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.
Board Matters: Board Leadership for 2020, Communications Audit, MacArthur and High School Project Updates
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.
School Board Approves Ten Year Plan to Update Schools
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.
Board Matters: Next Year’s Proposed Calendar, the Program of Studies and Water Testing
This was a week where planning for 2020-21 was in full swing. The draft Program of Studies and the proposed ACPS calendar were both on the agenda. See the results of the calendar survey!
Board Matters: Superintendent Proposes Ten-Year Vision for Equitable, Safe, Modern Facilities; Plus All the New Enrollment Numbers
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.
Board Matters: Swing Space, MacArthur Modernization, and Future Capital Priorities
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.
Board Matters: Clarity on the Upcoming High School Project Vote and a Welcome for Our New Student Reps
The first School Board meeting of the school year was opened in style by the T.C. Williams High School JROTC and introduced the two new School Board representatives and discussed the upcoming High School Project vote.
Board Matters: TAG Update, a Snapshot of the Year and the Kick-Off of Planning for 2025
On Thursday night, the School Board held its last school board meeting of the school year. This included a snapshot of the year from the superintendent as well as updates on Talented and Gifted services and the 2025 Strategic Plan.
Board Matters: Arts Showcase, New Student Reps, the Final Budget, and an Update on Recruiting and Retaining Staff
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.
Board Matters: Athletic Hall of Fame Nominations, High School Project Update and Awards Galore
Thursday night’s School Board meeting was full of recognitions, particularly for our athletes who have gone on to represent our school division so well. We are proud of who you are and what you stand for!
Board Matters: Poets, Scientists and a New Plan for Custodian Outsourcing
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.