district Equity

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.

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Sept. 1, 2021
Members of the Arlington Education Association voted on Aug. 31 to approve a three-year contract with Arlington Public Schools.

Previous Updates

District news

Funding Priorities: Arlington Public Schools wants to hear from you!Survey
Arlington Public Schools wants your feedback as we consider future funding measures focused on the academic and building needs of the district.

K-12 education is not fully funded in the state of Washington, including for major construction projects. That is why we rely on local funding measures such as educational program and operations levies, bonds and capital levies to support these kinds of projects. Through these measures we can ensure our students have access to school staff, academic programs and safe, modern buildings that support their education.

We are working with the Facilities Advisory Committee comprised of school and community leaders to determine what projects should be prioritized. To make a truly informed decision we need to hear from you, our community.

The online survey should take 7-10 minutes to complete. Your responses will be confidential. The survey will close on Dec. 2. The survey can be found here:

https://survey.alchemer.com/s3/7084497/Arlington-Public-Schools-Fall-2022-Survey

We are thankful for the past support we’ve received from our community and want to make sure the decisions we make reflect the values of our community.

Check out the fall edition of the Our Schools community newsletter!Our Schools
The Arlington Public Schools community newsletter Our Schools is now available. The newsletter showcases events that students and staff have participated in this fall. There’s also a link to an online survey that will provide feedback to the district. Learn more by clicking here!

Budget Advisory Taskforce

Arlington Public Schools is beginning a proactive approach to the development of its 2023-24 budget by engaging students, staff, families and community members in the planning process. The district has been fortunate to have access to a healthy fund balance reserve over the last few years to maintain, and in some situations, enhance our support and services. The district’s current $95 million dollar budget is projected to utilize nearly $4 million in district fund balance reserves during the 2022-23 school year. This is due to enrollment being less than projected, increased costs of programs and services, and loss of one-time federal COVID funding. As we work through the budget process to address the projected shortfall, there will be difficult decisions to be made to balance the budget. Students, staff, families and community members will have multiple opportunities to be involved in the process, provide feedback and ask questions.

We have established a Budget Advisory Task Force made up of current staff, students, families and community members. If you are interested in information regarding the Budget Advisory Task Force agenda presentations, you can access them here.

Budget Community Forums
The district has scheduled three community forum meetings throughout the coming year from 6:00 pm -7:30 pm. These forums will be open to the public. The dates and locations are listed below:

• Jan. 24 – Byrnes Performing Arts Center
• Feb. 28 – Post Middle School
• April 11 – Eagle Creek Elementary School

For questions, please contact Gina Zeutenhorst, Executive Director of Financial Services, at [email protected].

2022-23 Wall Calendar/Family Handbook Now Available!
The 2022-23 Wall Calendar/Family Handbook is now available! A copy of theCalendar calendar was mailed to every family in the district. If you didn’t receive your copy, please contact the Public Information office (360-618-6217, [email protected]). You can also view the calendar by going to this link.

New student registration
Do you need to register your child for the 2022-23 school year? The new student registration packet is available at this link. Information for kindergarten registration is available at this link. If your child is already enrolled in our district and moving up to the next grade level, no action is required.

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.

Please use the "Contact the District" quick link to contact the webmaster with questions and feedback.

 


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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