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.
Thursday night’s School Board meeting included recognition of our 18 National Board Certified Teachers, an update on community partnerships and an overview of the planning process leading to a new strategic plan for 2025.
At their last meeting, the School Board celebrated healthy, active students at George Mason, Polk and Mount Vernon, reviewed structures for supporting and retaining our staff, and checked in on the High School Project.
The Board has empowered the superintendent to move forward with planning for a Connected High School Network that includes the modernization of the T.C. Williams Minnie Howard Campus, while also exploring the feasibility of a second comprehensive high school.
This past week we welcomed our new School Board with five new members. At their first regular meeting on Thursday, the Superintendent announced his proposed Operating Budget, while the School Board inched a little closer to a vote on the strategy for the future high school with an update on the recommendation for a connected high school network.
The last School Board meeting before the holidays included approval of the 2019-2020 academic calendar, an update on the Program of Studies, the difference in costs associated with a single high school and a connected high school for The High School Project, and approval of the Capital Improvement Program Budget for the next ten years.
Thursday’s School Board meeting was full of updates on important projects that will have a huge impact on students in the long term. These included an update on The High School Project, the action plan connected to the Students with Disabilities Evaluation, the Academic Calendar, and the Program of Studies outlining course offerings for next school year. On top of this, we heard from you about what you would like to see included in the Capital Improvement Program Budget for FY2020-29.
Thursday’s School Board meeting was heavy on facilities information with the presentation of the Superintendent’s Proposed Capital Improvement Program (CIP) Budget, a presentation of the long-awaited educational vision for The High School Project, an update on our enrollment numbers, plus a Board Brief on where to find facilities web pages.
Last Thursday’s School Board meeting was focused almost entirely on the report from the evaluation conducted around our work with students with disabilities. If you are interested in the findings of the report, this is a Board meeting you will want to watch.
Interested in the effectiveness of our HR processes, want to honor Jack Taylor’s name, or understand the School Board’s commitment to rebuilding trust with the neighbors of T.C. Williams’ Parker-Gray Stadium? Learn more in this edition of Board Matters and watch the meeting online.
This regular item in ACPS Express will help keep you up-to-date with the discussions that take place at the School Board meetings and the decisions that are made there.