Thursday, January 24, 2008

Arlington Public Schools Crowding and Capacity Links

This list is updated regularly.
Related stories from the HeraldTrib…
  • Plaintiffs in School Board Lawsuit Will "Wait and See" (June 3, 2008)
  • School Board Votes to "Punt and Buy Time" (Feb. 15, 2008).
  • Neither Smith's Nor ECCC's Proposals Win Full Favor
  • Letter: APS Must Plan to Expand Capacity
  • Smith's Plan: Barrett Loses Programs Gains from Ashlawn
  • Letter: County, Support Our Choices
  • APS Chair Ed Fendley Speaks to Barrett PTA
  • Barrett Parents to Bring Concerns to School Board

  • Related stories from other papers…
  • Judge Kills Arlington Schools Redistricting Plan (Examiner May 31, 2008)
  • Technical Issue Invalidates Part of School Redistricting Plan (Sun Gazette May 30, 2008)
  • Superintendent Proposes Scaled Down Boundary Plan (Sun Gazette Feb. 1, 2008).
  • Back To The Drawing Board (Connection Jan. 30, 2008)
  • School Board Sets Another Hearing on Boundary Issues (Sun Gazette Jan. 25, 2008)
  • School Officials Mull Timing of Boundary Decision (Sun Gazette Jan. 25, 2008)
  • Column: We’re Going to Have to Squish Some Toes (Connection Jan. 22, 2008)
  • Reversal of Fortune (Wilson School considered for elementary school. Connection Jan. 22, 2008.)
  • Parents Up In Arms, Out In Force (Connection Jan. 22, 2008)
  • Arlington parents criticize plan to shift school boundaries (Examiner Jan. 19, 2008)
  • School Boundary Proposal Provokes an Outcry (Washington Post Jan. 19, 2008)
  • Superintendent's Boundary Plan Panned at Hearing (Sun Gazette Jan. 18, 2008)
  • Arlington County School Board to Hear Massive Redistricting Plan (Examiner Jan. 17, 2008)
  • Superintendent Proposes Shifting 600-Plus Elementary Students (Sun Gazette, Jan. 15, 2008).
  • Crowding Committee Makes Recommendations (Arlington Connection, Jan. 8, 2008)
  • Date Set for Public Hearing on School Boundaries (Sun Gazette, Jan. 6, 2008)
  • 2008 Could Bring Elementary-School Boundary Battles (Sun Gazette Dec. 27, 2007)
  • Boundary Clash (Arlington Connection, Nov. 6, 2007)

    Related Sites from the Public Schools…

  • APS Officials Release Progress Report from Crowding Project Team (May 30, 2008).
  • Update on Arlington Public Schools Elementary Boundaries (May 29, 2008. This press release from APS explains the failure of the Feb. 14 decision in Arlington Circuit Court.)
  • Final Motion Accepted by APS School Board, Feb. 14, 2008 (Two-page MSWord Document)
  • School Board Agenda for Feb. 14 meeting; boundary issues are on the agenda.
  • Sign Up to Speak at the Feb. 12 Public Hearing.
  • Working Draft Questions (Three-page MSWord memo from Superintendent Robert Smith's staff to Dr. Smith. It covers boundary issues, especially regarding Pre-K.)
  • Revised Proposal Items (released Jan. 30, 2008) from Robert G. Smith, superintendent.
  • School Board will hear more public comment Wed. Jan. 23
  • Superintendent to Present Recommendations for Elementary Boundary Changes on Jan. 17 (The APS press release.)
  • APS’s Enrollment and Capacity of Schools page
  • ECCC’s Recommendations and Proposals (a 74-page MSWord Document)


  • The dark lines on the map show current boundaries. The colors show which planning units (portions of neighborhoods) go to which school under Superintendent Robert Smith's proposal. (Click to enlarge the image).

    The dark lines on this revised map still show current boundaries. The purple shaded "planning units" (portions of neighborhoods) are ones to be moved under Superintendent Robert Smith's latest proposal (released Jan. 30, 2008). (Click to enlarge the image).

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