Engage Update Oct. 7, 2021

Fall 2021 Boundary Process Engagement

APS is currently preparing for the fall 2021 boundary process that will be limited in scope and focused on refinements to provide enrollment relief to three schools for the 2022-23 school year. The three schools that will receive relief from the boundary refinements are Abingdon Elementary School, Gunston Middle School, and Wakefield High School. The boundary process will bring enrollment at these three schools to more manageable levels for the 2022-23 school year by reassigning some planning units to neighboring schools with capacity to accommodate additional students.

Community engagement will take place from Oct. 15 to 31. Families can learn about the proposed changes and ask questions during the community engagement sessions. Staff will engage directly with the families affected by the boundary process  to ensure they are aware of the proposals for the 2022-23 school year, and to gather information to aid in the planning process. The School Board will act on the Superintendent’s Proposal for Boundary Adjustment for the 2022-23 School Year at the Dec. 2, 2021 meeting.

Information on the proposals and the community engagement schedule are available on the Fall 2021 Boundary Process webpage.

Final Reminder: Provide Feedback on the Relationship Between APS & ACPD

The community is encouraged to provide feedback on the relationship between APS and the Arlington County Police Department (ACPD) that will be used to develop the updated Memorandum of Understanding (MOU). The community is able to provide feedback by completing the community questionnaire currently available online. The final draft of the MOU will be posted for review on Nov. 1, 2021 and there will be a 15-day public comment period for community feedback. To complete the community questionnaire, visit the APS and School Resource Officers Engage webpage.

Upcoming Events:

  • October 14 – School Board Meeting
  • October 16 – Boundary Process Virtual Community Meeting #1