Engage Update Sept. 23, 2021

Provide Input on the Development of the APS & ACPD Memorandum of Understanding (MOU)

In June, the School Board voted to no longer have a daily SRO presence in schools. Follow up work is underway to update the MOU that defines the relationship between APS and the Arlington County Police Department (ACPD) to ensure continued school safety. A final draft of the MOU will be available for the community to review on Nov. 1, 2021.  The community will have a 15-day public comment period to provide feedback.

How You Can Provide Input:

The community can provide feedback by participating in a community focus group on October 20, and by completing a community questionnaire available now through October 20. The focus group will provide feedback on how SROs were previously utilized in schools and how they will support schools in the future. The community can also complete the questionnaire to provide feedback that will inform the development of the MOU. To participate in the focus group or to complete the questionnaire, visit the APS and School Resource Officers Engage page.

How to Contact APS Upcoming Events:

There are several ways to contact APS to have questions answered or to provide input on key initiatives.

  • Family Information Line (703-228-8000) – At the start of the school year, APS launched the Family Information Line to assist the community with providing prompt responses to their questions. The Family Information Line allows the community to contact APS by phone with questions concerning transportation, technology, Virtual Learning Program, registration, food services, extended day or general questions.
  • Engage with APS – Engage@apsva.us remains the contact for providing input on current APS initiatives.
  • Contact Your School – For specific school-based issues or concerns regarding students, families are encouraged to contact their child’s school directly so the issue can be quickly resolved.

For other concerns or feedback, please visit the Contact APS Engage webpage for information on who to contact within APS.

Upcoming Events:

  • 30 – School Board Meeting