Board Matters: Family Engagement and Summer Plans

On Thursday, the School Board received presentations on the Family Engagement Evaluation, quarterly facility updates and The High School Project. The Board also approved the Operating Budget.

If you didn’t watch the February 20 meeting live, you can watch online anytime from the comfort of your sofa, and take your time to view the presentations and memos. Don’t forget that you can also watch all Board meetings live on ACPS-TV, local cable channel 71, and ACPS-TV online. You can also watch all meetings recorded online.

The Family Engagement Evaluation

The Family Engagement evaluation looked at how we engage our families across ACPS. Family engagement is particularly important in ensuring success for students so that they can continue their learning at home. The team carried out interviews, focus groups and sent out secret shoppers to test how we operate. The evaluators had two recommendations around training staff in family engagement across the division and also making better use of the platforms that connect families to their child’s academic progress or school.

Capital Improvement Program Budget Quarterly Reports

The Q2 Quarterly Report contains a summary of the Capital Improvement Program (CIP) work that took place during the second quarter of FY2020 (October 1, 2019-December 31, 2019).

You can read about the work that took place at our schools on the Quarterly Report web page.

Upcoming Summer Projects

Each summer, ACPS uses the summer break to carry out repairs and updates to our buildings. This upcoming summer is no different. Eleven of our schools will be closed over the summer while work is carried out.

The High School Project

The High School Project team shared what they learned from a trip to tour the Academies of Loudoun: a high school that uses a model that ACPS may consider for our Connected High School Network in the future.

The Budget

Finally, City Manager Mark Jinks visited the ACPS Central Office to personally present to the School Board an overview of his budget presentation that he gave in City Hall on Tuesday, February 18.

Read more about the impact of the City Manager’s proposed budget on the ACPS Operating and Capital Improvement Program Budget

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