Board Briefs
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  • School Year 2021-2022 Board Briefs

    Date Board Brief Topics
    October 15, 2021
    • Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) Targeted Sampling Results Update
    • Draft Joint City Council and School Board Work Session Presentation
    • Employee Letter for COVID-19 Weekly Testing Requirement and Unpaid Leave
    • Science Textbook Adoption
    October 8, 2021
    • 2021 Equity for All Climate Survey Results
    • Fall 2021 – Parent-Teacher Conferences for All ACPS Elementary Schools Traditional and Modified Calendars
    • Linguistically and Culturally Diverse (LCD) Student Fact Sheet SY 2020-2021
    October 1, 2021
    • Update on School and Department Improvement Planning
    • Talented and Gifted Screening Procedures for SY 2021-2022
    September 29, 2021
    • Fall 2021 - Secondary Parent-Teacher Conferences for Alexandria City High School, Francis C. Hammond Middle School, and George Washington Middle School
    September 24, 2021
    • Preliminary 2021 Virginia On-Time Graduation and Dropout Rates
    • The High School Project Update
    • MOU for Calls for Police Services for 2021-2022
    • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for ACPS Performing Arts Programs
    September 10, 2021
    • School Safety Audit for 2020-2021
    September 3, 2021
    • American Rescue Plan (ARP) ESSER III
    • Health and Physical Education Guidance for COVID-19 Precautions
    • Update on Division-Wide Professional Learning Day for October 11, 2021
    August 27, 2021
    • Update on COVID-19 Vaccination and Testing Requirements for ACPS Staff
    August 20, 2021
    • Preliminary SOL Results
    • PreK-12 Lunch Process
    • SY 2021-2022 PSAT/SAT Schedule for Alexandria City High School (ACHS)
    • Leadership Professional Learning Update
    • Instructional Guidance for Quarantined Students
    • ACPS Virtual Learning Update
    August 13, 2021
    • Ventilation, HVAC and Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) Division Updates
    August 6, 2021
    • ACHS Administrator Assignments;
    • Update on Division Telework Policy and Practice;
    • Update on Substitute Hire Program;
    • Agendas for the Annual ACPS Leadership Academy and ACPS New Licensed Staff Orientation
    July 30, 2021
    • PowerSchool Access and Electronic Back to School Forms - Fall 2021
    July 16, 2021
    • School Resource Officer Program Update and Next Steps;
    • Smart Beginnings Alexandria Name Change

    School Year 2020-2021 Board Briefs

    Date Board Brief Topics
    June 25, 2021
    • New Alexandria City High School Logo;
    • COVID-19 Vaccines Update;
    • School Board Policy JEB: Entrance Age/Admission of Persons Not of School Age;
    • Update on Language Line Services for ACPS Families
    June 11, 2021
    • Final Quarterly Meeting on ACPS/APD Memorandum of Understanding on the School Resource Officer Program;
    • June 24, 2021, Division-Wide Professional Learning Day Update;
    • Updated Talented and Gifted Screening Procedures for the 2020-2021 School Year;
    • Francis C. Hammond and George Washington Middle School Bell Schedules for SY 2021-2022
    June 4, 2021
    • Superintendent's 360 Leadership Survey;
    • Calendar Committee Update
    May 28, 2021
    • T.C. Williams High School Bell Schedule for SY 2021-2022
    May 21, 2021
    • Equity Climate Survey;
    • Environmental Safety Programs Update;
    • George Washington High School Alumni Association--Site Marker Proposal;
    • COPS Grant Update;
    • Executive Leadership Coaching Implementation Update;
    • School and Department Improvement Update;
    • Waivers and Flexibility in Meeting Graduation Requirements for the Class of 2021
    May 7, 2021
    • ACPS Equity Climate Survey;
    • School Name Changes, Signage and Communications Update;
    • English Language Arts Textbook Resource Adoption (Gr. 6-12);
    • Kindergarten - First Grade Student Orientation and Grades 2-5 New Student Orientation
    April 23, 2021
    • Strategic Plan Implementation Update;
    • 2022-2024 Academic Calendars--Community Engagement Timeline;
    • High School Graduation Update
    April 9, 2021
    • Spring SOL Administration Update;
    • Joint Facilities Master Plan;
    • American Rescue Plan Act;
    • Update: Equity Audit of School Board Policies;
    • Anti-Racism Training
    March 26, 2021
    • Process and Timeline For Phasing in New Hybrid Students
    March 19, 2021
    • Electric Bus Update
    March 12, 2021
    • Reorganization of the Procurement Office
    February 26, 2021
    • 2021 Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) School Day for T.C. Williams High School
    February 19, 2021
    • T.C. Williams Parker Gray Stadium Renovation Project Update;
    • The High School Project: Site Specific Educational Specifications;
    • Facilities Condition Assessment Update
    February 5, 2021
    • George Washington Middle School, Indoor Air Quality Mitigation Update;
    • Phase II Identity Project Update: Community Poll Number One
    January 22, 2021
    • Winter SOL and WIDA ACCESS Assessment Update
    January 8, 2021
    • Teacher and Staff Retention Report for SY 2019-2020;
    • Support for Academic Disparities: Hispanic Male Graduation Rates;
    • SY 2020-2021 Academic Calendar Revision for Parent-Teacher Conferences at T.C. Williams High School, Francis C. Hammond Middle School, and George Washington Middle School for Spring 2021
    December 18, 2020
    • Q1 Chronic Absenteeism and Student Grade Distribution;
    • CARES Act Coronavirus Relief Funds;
    • Residency Verification Update;
    • Update on School and Department Improvement Plan Enhancements;
    • MAP Assessment Administration Update;
    • Civility Discussion – Board Retreat
    December 4, 2020
    • Human Resources Audit Update;
    • Academic Calendar Update: Progress report on the 2022-2023 Academic Calendars for Pre-Labor Day Start;
    • Manual for Teacher Growth and Assessment System, December 2020
    November 6, 2020
    • Alexandria City Public Schools / Alexandria Police Department Memorandum of Understanding;
    • CARES Act Coronavirus Relief Funds
    October 30, 2020
    • Facilities Audit Update;
    • Joint City Council/School Board CIP Budget Work Session Presentation;
    • Compensation Study: Phase II
    October 16, 2020
    • School & Community Relations Update;
    • Executive Leadership Coaching Partnership
    October 2, 2020
    • Expiration of Time-Limited Policy Provisions for School Year 2019-2020: Policy IKFA and Regulation IKFA-R (Locally-Awarded Verified Credits)
    September 25, 2020
    • Virtual Plus+ Survey: Your Thoughts on School Opening;
    • The Identity Project: Renaming Our Schools Working Communications and Engagement Plan;
    • Virtual Plus+ Partners Update
    September 18, 2020
    • Fall 2020 VirtualPLUS+ Division Testing Schedule;
    • 2020 Preliminary AP Results Brief
    August 28, 2020
    • Revision of Regulation GAB-R/IIBEA-R
    August 21, 2020
    • The High School Project
    August 14, 2020
    • Enhanced Continuity of Learning Plan 4.0: Reimagining Schools Update
    July 31, 2020
    • Enhanced Continuity of Learning Plan 4.0: Reimagining Schools Update
    July 24, 2020
    • Enhanced Continuity of Learning Plan 4.0: Reimagining Schools Update
    July 17, 2020
    • ACPS 2020 Final Performance Summary

    School Year 2019-2020 Board Briefs

    Date Board Brief Topics
    June 26, 2020
    • COVID-19 Measurement Summary;
    • K-2 Literacy Task Force Project Plan;
    • The High School Project Update;
    • Donation to ACPS
    June 19, 2020
    • COVID-19 Pulse Survey Round #2 Results;
    • FY 2020 Educational Facilities Summer Update
    June 12, 2020
    • Social Studies Textbook Adoption;
    • Donation to ACPS
    June 5, 2020
    • Dual Language Program Update;
    • 2019-2020 Talented and Gifted (TAG) Program Update;
    • Diploma Requirement Waivers for ST 2019-2020 Graduation Cohort;
    • Human Resources Audit Update
    May 29, 2020
    • Water/Indoor Air Quality Update;
    • Policies Impacted by the COVID-19 School Closure
    May 22, 2020
    • COVID-19 Pulse Survey Administration #1 Results;
    • 3.0 Enhanced Continuity of Learning Summer Plan;
    • Maintenance and Custodial Services Update and Facility Usage;
    • Enrollment Projections: Elementary Schools;
    • FY 2020 CIP Reserve Account Update for Q3;
    • FY 2020 CIP Quarterly Report for Q3
    May 15, 2020
    • FY 2020 Educational Facilities Project Updates;
    • Douglas MacArthur Project Update;
    • Enrollment Projections: Middle Schools;
    • Superintendent Evaluation Update;
    • Approval of Community Donation
    May 8, 2020
    • COVID-19 Response Theory of Action and System of Measurement;
    • High School Project Update;
    • Enrollment Projections: High School
    May 1, 2020
    • ACPS COVID-19 Response Survey;
    • COVID-19 Response Department Plans;
    • SY 2021-2022 Academic Calendar;
    • Annual Staff Evaluation Process
    April 24, 2020
    • Capital Improvement Plan (CIP) Updates;
    • Budget Transfers to Support the Elevated Gymnasium Project at Ferdinand T. Day Elementary School;
    • FY 2020 Year End Estimate Fund Statements;
    • COVID-19 Impact on FY 2021 Revenue
    April 17, 2020
    • ACPS Temperature Screening Plan;
    • Use of the Zoom Platform in ACPS;
    • Providing At-Home Internet Access for Students
    March 13, 2020
    • Revisions to Regulation EBCD-R: Emergency School Closures;
    • Delayed Opening and Early Dismissal Regulations
    March 6, 2020
    • George Washington Middle School: Maintenance;
    • Facilities and Safety & Security Update
    February 21, 2020
    • School Improvement Plans: Quarter 2 Chats;
    • Virginia Pre-School Initiative;
    • Lunch Balances
    February 7, 2020
    • Family Engagement Evaluation Survey;
    • Ferdinand T. Day Elevated Gymnasium Project, Upcoming Events;
    • Update on Multi-Court Playing Surfaces (Mini-Pitches) and Community Engagement Efforts;
    • Principal Search for Charles Barrett and Douglas MacArthur Elementary Schools;
    • Review of Pre-Labor Day Calendar Start in August 2021
    January 24, 2020
    • Strategic Plan Update;
    • FY 2020 Summer Planning and Facility Usage;
    • Central Office Parking Update
    January 10, 2020
    • Strategic Plan Update
    December 20, 2019
    • Strategic Plan Update
    December 6, 2019
    • Update on Social Emotional Academic Learning Supports;
    • Hanover Research Report: Analysis of Equity in Board of Education Policies
    November 22, 2019
    • Annual Data Workbook;
    • Strategic Plan Update;
    • Smart Beginnings;
    • Talented and Gifted Program Update;
    • Dual Language Program;
    • Jefferson-Houston Quarterly Update
    November 8, 2019
    • 2018-2019 End-of-Year Discipline Data;
    • ACPS Communications Protocol;
    • Measuring Academic Progress for Title 1 Schools;
    • Update on Social Emotional Academic Learning Supports
    October 25, 2019
    • Updates to the Strategic Planning Process
    October 11, 2019
    • The High School Project Industry Advisory Boards;
    • DM Project Team Structure
    September 27, 2019
    • ACPS 2020 Survey Results;
    • 2019-2020 Preliminary Accreditation Results;
    • 2019 Virginia On-Time Graduation and Dropout Rates;
    • Updates to the Strategic Planning Process;
    • Changes to IKFD-R: Credit-by-Exam for World Languages Regulation;,
    • Updates on Equity Activities
    September 6, 2019
    • Updates to the Strategic Planning Process;
    • Proposed Changes to the 2019-2020 Traditional Academic Calendar for T.C. Williams High School King Street and Minnie Howard Campuses
    August 23, 2019
    • Residency Verification Data for School Year 2018-19
    August 16, 2019
    • 2019 Preliminary AP Results
    August 13, 2019
    • Federally Adjusted SOL Results
    August 9, 2019
    • 2019 ACPS Superintendent's Leadership Academy;
    • High School Project Update;
    • Douglas MacArthur Swing Space;
    • SY 2019-20 Pupil Transportation Status;
    • Targeted Facilities Condition Assessments Update #3--Draft Report
    August 2, 2019
    • SOL Report and Accreditation Timeline;
    • Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) at Cora Kelly and William Ramsay;
    • High School Project Update
    July 26, 2019
    • 2019 Superintendent's Leadership Academy;
    • High School Project Progress Update;
    • MVCS Playground;
    • Targeted Facilities Condition Assessment;
    • Administrator Vacancies as of July 26, 2019
    July 19, 2019
    • School Improvement Planning Quarter 4 Chats;
    • High School Project Progress Update;
    • Status of Targeted Facilities Condition Assessments;
    • Update from the Office of Communications on the National School Public Relations Association Conference
    July 12, 2019
    • FY 2019-2020 Professional Development Plan for Jefferson-Houston (J-H) PreK-8 International Baccalaureate (IB) School;
    • Summer Learning First Week;
    • Douglas MacArthur Swing Space;
    • High School Project Update;
    • Operations for First Week of Summer Learning;
    • HR Vacancies

    School Year 2018-2019 Board Briefs

    Date Topics
    June 21, 2019
    • 2025 Strategic Plan Committee Data Handbook;
    • 2019 Developmental Assets Survey Results
    June 14, 2019
    • Educational Design Team;
    • 1701 N Beauregard--5th & 6th Floors;
    • Teacher Success Utilizing DonorsChoose Online Platform
    June 7, 2019
    • Updates to the Strategic Planning Process;
    • Review of New Accreditation Accountability System;
    • 2019-2020 Dates for Back-to-School Night;
    • Establishing an Education Foundation Fund
    May 24, 2019
    • Emerging EdTech Leader Award
    May 10, 2019
    • 2018-2019 Second Quarter Discipline Data; 
    • Update to the Strategic Planning Timeline of Activities;
    • Governor's Innovative Equipment Grant Award;
    • Bay Watershed Education and Training (B-WET) Grant; 
    • Teacher, Principal Assistant Principal Interview Processes;
    • Job Description: Academic Interventionist Instructional Coach; 
    • Jefferson-Houston School--Stay Interviews; 
    • Alexandria Office of Housing Amazon/VaTech Workshop Update
    April 26, 2019
    • Vacancy Update--Support for Custodial Staff
    April 12, 2019
    • Changes to Spring SOL Testing for High School Students;
    • Swing Space Talking Points
    April 5, 2019
    • Strategic Planning Update; Family Engagement Evaluation Update; Update on the Status of ACPS Violent Intruder Training;
    • Outsourcing Custodial Services;
    • Jefferson-Houston (J-H) PreK-8 International Baccalaureate (IB) School;
    • Northern Virginia Education Innovation Partnership
    April 4, 2019
    • Patrick Henry Swing Space Feedback Through 4/3/19
    March 22, 2019
    • Update on GWMS Kitchen/Cafeteria Project; Recruiting and Retaining Highly Qualified Teachers; T.C. Williams HS College and Career Center Staffing; School Improvement Planning; Update on Executive Leadership Development Plan; System Update; Custodians; Teach for America; Emotional and Behavioral Needs in ACPS; Communications Update
    March 8, 2019
    • School Improvement Planning;
    • Update on Executive Leadership Development Plan;
    • Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID) System Update;
    • Long-term Financial Impact of Reinstating 30 Custodians;
    • Financial Implications of the Governor’s Budget;
    • Teach for America;
    • PBIS: A System-wide Approach to Addressing Social, Emotional & Behavioral Needs in ACPS;
    • Update on Equity Activities;
    • Communications Update
    March 1, 2019
    • Family Engagement Evaluation; Update on ACPS Principals' Meetings for 2018-2019; Coach Models; Educational Facilities Audit Update; Update on Support for Custodial Staff
    February 22, 2019
    • Federal Review of School Nutrition Services Program
    February 15, 2019
    • C.U.R.E. Partnership
    February 1, 2019
    • ACPS 2020 3-Year Performance Summary;
    • Update on Restorative Practices
    January 18, 2019
    • Update on George Washington Middle School Kitchen and Cafeteria Project;
    • Francis Hammond Security;
    • Virginia Freedom of Information Act (VFOIA) Requests under Policy KBA: Requests for Information
    January 11, 2019
    • Background Information for the High School Project
    December 21, 2018
    • Update: Mount Vernon Community Meeting
    December 14, 2018
    • Students with Disabilities Evaluation Draft Action
    • Plan Timeline
    December 7, 2018
    • Patrick Henry School Opening Communications Plan
    November 9, 2018
    • Early Care and Education Work Group (ECEW) Indicator
    • Data Reported by ACPS;
    • Realignment of Website Facilities Pages;
    • Annual Title I Schools Family Engagement Report
    November 5, 2018
    • Students with Disabilities Action Plan
    October 26, 2018
    • Scholarship Fund of Alexandria; Superintendent's Listening & Learning Tour: Fall 2018
    October 24, 2018
    • 2018 SAT Digest
    October 19, 2018
    • Board Meeting Follow-Up: Early Childhood Programs
    • Funding;
    • Cafeteria Update - George Washington and
    • Francis C. Hammond Middle Schools; Solving Protocols
    October 12, 2018
    • Board Meeting Follow-Up: Phonological Awareness
    • Literacy Screening (PALS)
    October 5, 2018
    • ACPS's New Internet Content Filter: "Securly"
    October 1, 2018
    • 2018 Virginia On-Time Graduation and Dropout
    • Rates
    September 28, 2018
    • Update to Preliminary Accreditation Data;
    • FY 2018 Summer Projects Update
    September 21, 2018
    • Students with Disabilities Evaluation Update;
    • ACPS Quality Profile--Measuring What Matters
    September 14, 2018
    • Student with Disabilities Evaluation Report
    September 7, 2018
    • Regulatory Revisions
    August 31, 2018
    • Students with Disabilities Evaluation Update;
    • ACPS 2020 Survey Results;
    • Virginia Preschool Initiative;
    • Opening of Schools: Talent Development;
    • Opening of Schools: Curriculum and Instruction and Technology Services;
    • Back-to-School Events;
    • FY 2018 Summer Projects Update
    August 24, 2018
    • SOL Report & Accreditation Timeline;
    • AP Results
    August 17, 2018
    • Facilities Update
    August 10, 2018
    • Superintendent's Leadership Institute;
    • Title IV, Part A Grant
    July 13, 2018
    • Kindergarten BMI Report;
    • School Board Regulations JEA-R, JEC-R

    School Year 2017-2018 Board Briefs

    Date Topics
    June 22, 2018
    • Response to Concerns Expressed at June 13, 2018 TAGAC Meeting;
    • GWMS Cafeteria Renovation Update
    June 15, 2018
    • Vision Session Report;
    • Administrator Survey;
    • Updated Quarter 2 Discipline Data;
    • Communications Strategic Plan 2018-2020
    June 8, 2018
    • Process for Standardizing Data Collection Template for Curriculum & Instruction
    May 4, 2018
    • 2018 Revised CIP Summer Projects-Upcoming Contract Approvals
    April 27, 2018
    • Summer Learning 2018
    April 20, 2018
    • Pre-K Experiences for Kindergarten Students at Jefferson-Houston & William Ramsay
    February 23, 2018
    • Re-Launch of ACPS TV
    February 2, 2018
    • ACPS Technology Plan 2018-2023
    January 5, 2018
    • ACPS 2020 Performance Summary Update;
    • Update on West End Elementary School;
    • Paraprofessionals: Placement on ACPS Teacher Salary Scale;
    • Hiring Process
    December 22, 2017
    • Health-Science Academy at T.C. Williams
    December 1, 2017
    • Employee Retention
    October 27, 2017
    • Students with Disabilities Evaluation Update;
    • School Education Plans
    September 29, 2017
    • 2017 Virginia On-Time Graduation & Dropout Rates
    August 25, 2017
    • ACPS 2020 Survey Results;
    • Youth Risk Behavior Survey 2017 Report
    August 18, 2017
    • 2017 Preliminary AP Results

    School Year 2016-2017 Board Briefs

    Date Topics
    June 16, 2017
    • Policy IKEB: Acceleration Background Research
    May 26, 2017
    • Proposed Renegotiation of Minimum Electric Demand Capacity at T.C. Williams
    May 19, 2017
    • Long Range Educational Facilities Plan- Phase 2
    April 7, 2017
    • Procurement Audit Final Report
    March 24, 2017
    • Jefferson-Houston Literacy, Math, and Leadership Audit Results
    March 3, 2017
    • 2nd Quarter Chronic Absenteeism and Suspension Results
    February 24, 2017
    • Launch of New ACPS Website
    January 17, 2017
    • Revision to Regulation KG-R: Community Use of School Facilities Fees
    December 19, 2016
    • Excel Academy Program Review and Division Response
    December 9, 2016
    • CIP Budget Transfer for 1701/1705 N. Beauregard;
    • Patrick Henry School Design;
    • School Education Plans
    November 18, 2106
    • Retention Report
    October 28, 2016
    • Residency Verification Specialist
    September 30, 2016
    • 2016 Virginia On-Time Graduation and
    • Dropout Rates
    September 16, 2016
    • 2016 Preliminary AP Results;
    • 2016 SAT Digest
    August 12, 2016
    • Final ACPS 2020 Survey Results;
    • Preliminary 2015-2016 Federal SOL Results
    August 5, 2016
    • Developmental Assets Survey Results
    July 1, 2016
    • 2016 Summer Projects & Initiatives;
    • 11/6/14 MOU: Facility & Outdoor Maintenance of Schools and Recreation Centers

    School Year 2015-2016 Board Briefs

    Date Topics
    June 24, 2016
    • Preliminary ACPS 2020 Survey Results
    May 20, 2016
    • ACPS 2020 Strategic Plan Scorecard Update;
    • TELL Survey Results
    May 13, 2016
    • Restorative Justice;
    • Cultural Competency
    May 6, 2016
    • Strategic Communications Plan 2016-2018;
    • International Academy;
    • AVID
    April 15, 2016
    • Jefferson-Houston Corrective Action Plan
    October 23, 2015
    • SY 2015-2016 Fall Membership/Enrollment Data and 3-Year Historical Data Comparison;
    • Youth Risk Behavior Survey Report
    October 16, 2015
    • Middle School Metrics Update
    October 9, 2015
    • Supplemental Retirement Plan Update
    October 2, 2015
    • Jefferson-Houston Progress;
    • 2015 Virginia On-Time Graduation & Dropout Rates
    September 18, 2015
    • Research on Homework & Student Achievement;
    • Research on Class Size & Student Achievement;
    • Post Secondary Student Outcomes Analysis & Benchmark Comparison
    August 14, 2015
    • Elementary Progress Report
    July 17, 2015
    • Amplify Tablet System Status;
    • Special Education Plan