The Alexandria City School Board recently approved the formation of Spanish-, Amharic- and Arabic-speaking Advisory Committees for the 2022-23 academic year. These advisory committees will provide a voice to specific language groups, giving committee members the opportunity to share feedback regarding focused, relevant topics for those communities in alignment with family engagement best practices. Meetings will be held virtually in the native language and with English interpretation.
The committees will help advise the school division on the needs of our students and families who speak Spanish, Amharic and Arabic and/or EL designation. They also will provide recommendations regarding the education of these student groups, while assisting in educating the community about ACPS support for Spanish-, Amharic- and Arabic-speaking children and families.