APS News Release

April Schedule of School Board Meetings, Work Sessions, and Advisory Group Meetings

Arlington School Board’s April schedule of Board Meetings, Work Sessions, and Advisory Council and Committee Meetings is now available. This schedule is subject to change with advance notice provided on the APS website. Contact the School Board Office for more information at 703-228-6015.

April School Board Meetings
The School Board provides opportunity for public comment on non-agenda and agenda items during each of their regularly-scheduled Board meetings. Agendas and additional information are available in School BoardDocs, and you can sign up to speak at meetings in advance on the APS website or at the School Board meeting. School Board meetings can be viewed live online or on Comcast Channel 70 or Verizon Channel 41.

Thu, April 6                 School Board Meeting
7:30 p.m.                    Education Center, 1426 N. Quincy St. 22207

Thu, April 20               School Board Meeting/Public Hearing on School Board’s Proposed FY 2018 Budget
7 p.m.                         *At the April 20 meeting, the School Board will recognize recipients of the Honored Citizens Award.  A reception will be held at 6:30 p.m. followed by the recognition ceremony at 7 p.m.

School Board Open Office Hours
The public is welcome to drop in to meet with members directly at the School Board’s weekly open office hours. A complete schedule for the 2016-17 school year is provided here, and the April schedule is listed below.

Mon, April 3                School Board Open Office Hours with Barbara Kanninen
5 – 7 p.m.                   Education Center, 1426 N. Quincy St. 

Tue, April 18               School Board Open Office Hours with Nancy Van Doren
8:30 – 10:30 a.m.       Education Center, 1426 N. Quincy St.

Mon, April 24              School Board Open Office Hours with Tannia Talento
5 – 7 p.m.                   Education Center, 1426 N. Quincy St.

School Board Work Sessions
All work sessions will be livestreamed for online viewing here.

Fri, April 7                  Joint Budget Work Session with County Board
9 a.m.                        2100 Clarendon Blvd. Suite 300 22201 #APSBudget

Tue, April 18               Work Session on Enrollment & Transfers for Schools & Programs
7 p.m.                         Education Center, 1426 N. Quincy St.

Tue, April 25             Budget Work Session #5
5:30 p.m.                  Education Center, 1426 N. Quincy St. #APSBudget

School Board Advisory Councils and Committees
The School Board actively seeks the advice of community members through a wide range of advisory committees and councils. These advisory committees and councils are appointed by the School Board, advise the School Board and, when appropriate, make recommendations on issues or policies related to the successful operation of the school system. For more information on how to apply for an appointment, visit the APS Website. The April schedule of public meetings for these committees and councils is listed below.

Advisory Council on Instruction
The Advisory Council on Instruction (ACI) is made up of representatives from each school and certain community organizations to assist in reviewing the system-wide curriculum and instructional program and in developing recommendations for improvement. ACI will hold its next regular meeting in April.

Wed, April 5         Regular Meeting: Topics include Special Education, Student Services, Library Services, and FY 2018 Budget Update.
7-9 p.m.               Syphax Education Center, 2110 Washington Blvd.

Wed, April 19       Regular Meeting: Topics include Device Initiative Feedback and Facilities Update.
7-9 p.m.               Syphax Education Center, 2110 Washington Blvd.

Budget Advisory Council
The Budget Advisory Council makes recommendations on policies and practices related to the presentation and preparation of the operating budget and the financial management of the school system; and makes recommendations to the School Board on budget priorities.

Wed, April 19      Regular Monthly Meeting
7:30-9:30 p.m.    Education Center, 1426 N. Quincy St. Room 101A/B  

Joint Facilities Advisory Commission
The mission of the Joint Facilities Advisory Commission is to provide input to the Boards on capital facilities needs assessment, capital improvement plans and long range facility planning for both the Arlington County Government and Arlington Public Schools.

Wed, April 19     Regular Monthly Meeting
7-9 p.m.             Navy League Bldg., 2300 Wilson Blvd.

School Health Advisory Board
The School Health Advisory Board is mandated by the Virginia General Assembly and is organized to advise school divisions about the development and implementation of school health programs, including health instruction, the school environment and health services.

Wed, April 19    Regular Monthly Meeting
4-5:30 p.m.       Sequoia I, Lower Level Auditorium, 2100 Wilson Blvd.

Advisory Council on School Facilities and Capital Programs
The Advisory Council on School Facilities and Capital Programs assists the School Board in the continuous, systematic review of school facilities and the annual and long-range Capital Improvement Program.

Mon, April 17    Regular Monthly Meeting
7 p.m.                 Arlington County Trades Center, 2700 S. Taylor St.