APS News Release

School Board Holds Organizational Meeting for the 2018-19 School Year

New School Board Chair and Vice Chair Elected

The Arlington School Board held its organizational meeting and first meeting of the 2018-19 school year. During the meeting, the Board elected Reid Goldstein as Chair and Tannia Talento as Vice Chair.

In addition, the Board adopted the schedule of School Board meetings and School Board Member Liaison assignments for the 2018-19 school. Both items will be posted online.The Board also approved a new start time for meetings during the 2018-19 school year. Meetings will begin at 7 p.m. unless otherwise noted.

In approving the Consent Agenda, the School Board made two appointments.

  • Kerri Hirsch was named Supervisor of Social Studies. She is currently a teacher specialist for Professional Learning.
  • Yolanda Nashid was appointed assistant principal of the Montessori Program which is currently located at Drew Model School. Nashid is an assistant principal at the Capitol Hill Montessori School in Washington, DC.

Finally, the Board approved the Construction Change Order for Career Center Internal Modifications. The full presentation and details are available BoardDocs.

The School Board will its next meeting on July 17 at 7 p.m. The agenda will be posted one week before the meeting on BoardDocs. 

Citizens who want to comment on any items discussed at the School Board meeting should email the Board at school.board@apsva.us or call 703-228-6015. Citizens may call 703-228-2400 on the Monday after the School Board meetings to listen to a meeting summary. School Board meetings are also broadcast live on Comcast Cable Channel 70 and Verizon FiOS Channel 41; live-streamed on the APS website, and re-broadcast on Fridays at 9 p.m. and Mondays at 7:30 p.m. immediately following the meeting. All materials and minutes will be posted to the website at aps2016.apsva.us/schoolboard upon School Board approval at a subsequent meeting.