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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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, 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!
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 night, the Board discussed The High School Project, changes to walk zones for high school students, restorative practices and also honored our ACPS 2019 Teacher, Principal and Support Staffer of the Year.
On Thursday night, the Board discussed the TAG program, Students with Disabilities evaluation and progress towards its ACPS 2020 Strategic Plan goals. The Board also celebrated our recent Scholastic Bowl win and students who successfully participated in National History Day.