equity theme


Each month, the Equity Department develops themes that focus the equity work for our district. The goal of the monthly theme is to provide resources and supports for teachers in order to bring awareness and appreciation to the diverse population of students in our district.

November's theme is Native American Heritage Month. Please click this link to find resources for this month’s theme.

Bargaining updates

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Oct. 17, 2023
The District and Public School Employees union (PSE) are currently negotiating a new contract. The current PSE contract expired on Aug. 31, 2023. Teams from the District and PSE have been meeting regularly since April 17, 2023. The bargaining sessions are centered around contract language items and compensation.

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District news

Our SchoolsCheck your mailboxes for the fall edition of the Our Schools Community Newsletter 
The Arlington Public Schools community newsletter Our Schools is  now available. The newsletter includes information on the upcoming levies and bond measures, as well as a recap of the start of the school year! Learn more by clicking here!

School board approves running levies and bond in February electionElection
The Arlington Public Schools Board of Directors approved at its Oct. 23, 2023 meeting running an Educational Programs and Operations (EP&O) Levy, a Capital Levy to support the modernization and remodeling of school facilities, and a bond to replace Post Middle School and improve traffic flow onto the Post/Eagle Creek/Stillaguamish Valley Learning Center campus. Community members will vote on the levies and bond during the Feb. 13, 2024 election.

The four-year EP&O Levy is a renewal of the existing four-year EP&O Levy, which expires at the end of 2024. The EP&O Levy pays for staffing, educational programs and operations expenses not funded by the state. These include instructional services and support, facility maintenance, technology, special education and extracurricular activities, and other educational programs and operations expenses.

 Estimated EP&O Levy
Collection Year  Assessed Value Levy Amount
 2025  $1.65 $13,460,000
 2026  $1.64 $13,796,000
 2027  $1.63 $14,141,000
 2028  $1.62 $14,500,000
The four-year Capital Levy pays for districtwide health, safety, infrastructure and facility improvements, including, but not limited to replacing, repairing, upgrading, modernizing and/or improving roofing, heating, ventilation and air conditioning, mechanical and electrical systems and equipment, windows, technology infrastructure (e.g., fiber and telecommunications), kitchen equipment, plumbing, and paving and parking; and making other health, safety, infrastructure and facility improvements at district facilities.

Estimated Capital Levy
Collection Year  Assessed Value Levy Amount
 2025  $.77 $6,334,000
 2026  $.77 $6,492,000
 2027  $.77 $6,654,000
 2028  $.76 $6,821,000

The Post Middle School Bond provides for replacement of the deteriorating, existing Post Middle School. The new school would correct the safety and security concerns of the existing Post Middle School. The new school would be earthquake resistant, have interior hallways for security, have larger classrooms to support Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math (STEAM) education, and be protected from fire with a fire sprinkler system. The cost of the bond is $95 million.

“It’s important for Arlington students to learn and thrive in a safe and comfortable learning environment,” said Arlington School Board President, Mary Levesque. “The EP&O Levy, Capital Levy, and bond to replace Post Middle School and improve traffic flow onto the Post/Eagle Creek/Stillaguamish Valley Learning Center campus will further ensure all students will have the best possible educational experience for years to come.”

2023-24 Wall Calendar/Family Handbook Now Available!Calendar
The 2023-24 Arlington Public Schools Wall Calendar and Family Handbook is now available! A copy of the calendar was mailed to every family in the district. If you didn’t receive your calendar, please contact the district Public Information office or your child’s school.

The Washington LEA Academic and Student Well-being Recovery Plan has been posted!
Check out the Washington LEA Academic and Student Well-being Recovery plan here.

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Strategic Plan

The Strategic Plan states our mission and outlines goals in four goal areas: Student Learning and Achievement; Safe and Caring Environment; Resource Stewardship; and Parent and Community Partnerships. Each goal identifies actions and metrics for measuring progress.

Mission: Arlington Public Schools educates all students, preparing and inspiring them to graduate and seek their full potential as lifelong learners.

Motto: Educate - Prepare - Inspire

Strategic Plan