Thursday, April 18, 2013
The budget represents a 2.4 percent increase over the prior budget.
The School Board for Alexandria City Public Schools has adopted a fiscal year 2014 combined funds budget of $245 million, a 2.4 percent increase over the prior budget. The newly adopted budget of $244,960,261 includes a 3.3 percent increase in appropriations from the city compared to the last budget cycle. The FY14 approved operating budget is $226 million, a 3.9 percent increase over the FY13 final operating budget. The city’s public school system continues on an upward trajectory in enrollment, which in 2014 is expected to top 13,700 students – an increase of 593 students over current enrollment. The combined budget includes the operating budget along with $11.4 million in grants and special projects and approximately $7 million for …
Thursday, January 17, 2013
ACPS-TV, the cable channel producing original content for Alexandria City Public Schools, is producing a series of video statements from new School Board members. Check out a conversation with board Vice Chairman Justin Keating.
School Board Vice Chairman Justin Keating says tell him when he's doing things wrong, tell him when he's doing things right and he'd also like to hear from residents who don't have kids in schools.
Monday, January 14, 2013
A group of PTA leaders and others thank the seven recent members of the Alexandria School Board for their service.
Monday, January 14
Dear Editor, Newly-elected city leaders were recently sworn into office, and seven members of the Alexandria School Board—Mimi Carter, Yvonne Folkerts, Sheryl Gorsuch, Blanche Maness, Helen Morris, Art Peabody and Charles Wilson—ended their terms of service. As current and former PTA presidents, we are writing to thank each of them for their work, and to recognize some of the significant accomplishments that they achieved during their tenures: While many challenges remain, our school division as a whole is markedly stronger than it was five years ago, and is on an upward trajectory. Each year, a higher percentage of ACPS students are graduating on time, attending college, enrolling in and earning passing scores on AP exams and taking …
Friday, January 11, 2013
ACPS-TV, the cable channel producing original content for Alexandria City Public Schools, is producing a series of statements from new School Board members. Check out the first one, "On Board with Karen Graf" from District A.
School Board Chairman Karen Graf says she will deliver on her campaign promise of process, performance and persistence and that schools are the root of the community.
Friday, January 4, 2013
Alexandria City Public Schools School Board candidate Michael Brookbank congratulates the board's newly elected members.
Friday, January 4
To the Editor: As a candidate for ACPS School Board last November, it was my pleasure to get to know many of my fellow candidates. We found during the campaign that we have much more in common than differences; we all want the best education possible for our children. And though I was not elected, I have formed many new associations and friendships. Our new School Board has seven new members, and seven of the nine elected candidates are teacher endorsed. Alexandrians are fortunate to have such a talented and strong board. I’m sure that I join all Alexandrians in wishing them the very best as they meet the challenges ahead. Michael Brookbank
Thursday, January 3, 2013
Several new Alexandria City Public Schools board members were sworn-in Wednesday evening, along with two re-elected members.
A swearing-in ceremony took place Wednesday evening for incoming school board members Kelly Carmichael Booz, William (Bill) Campbell, Karen Graf, Patricia-Ann (Pat) Hennig, Stephanie Kapsis, Justin Keating and Christopher (Chris) Lewis, along with re-elected members Marc Williams and Ronnie Campbell. Alexandria Circuit Court Judge Nolan Dawkins officiated the event at the Minnie Howard campus of T.C. Williams High School. Mayor Bill Euille congratulated the new board members, saying there are challenges ahead. (See attached video.) The ceremony was followed by a Alexandria City School Board meeting. At that meeting, Karen Graf of District A was elected School Board chairwoman and Justin Keating of District B was elected vice chair.
Wednesday, January 2, 2013
The new members of the School Board for Alexandria City Public Schools will be sworn in this week.
The Alexandria City School Board installation ceremony will be at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday. The ceremony will take place in the auditorium at the T.C. Williams High School Minnie Howard Campus, 3801 W. Braddock St. A called meeting to elect the officers will follow at 6 p.m., and a reception will follow the meeting. The new school board includes six first-time members and just two incumbents. At 7 p.m. at T.C. Williams, the new City Council will be officially installed. In the November election, Democrats maintained control of city hall. Keep up with city council and school board news throughout the year with one of our Alexandria Patch email newsletters: Del Ray | Old Town | West End
Monday, October 29, 2012
The six District A candidates for Alexandria City Public Schools' School Board share their views on the state of ACPS.
Alexandrians will be asked to vote for a new School Board on Nov. 6 on the General Election ballot. The city is divided geographically into three districts — A, B and C. Each voter will get to choose three School Board members to represent them from their particular district. View this map to see which district you live in (PDF). Patch asked School Board candidates to share their views on why they would be the best addition to Alexandria City Public Schools' governing body. Here's what the six candidates from District A had to say: Find out what Alexandria City Public Schools District B School Board candidates and District C candidates had to say.
The five District B candidates for Alexandria City Public Schools' School Board share their views on the state of ACPS.
Alexandrians will be asked to vote for a new School Board on Nov. 6 on the General Election ballot. The city is divided geographically into three districts — A, B and C. Each voter will get to choose three School Board members to represent them from their particular district. View this map to see which district you live in (PDF). Patch asked School Board candidates to share their views on why they would be the best addition to Alexandria City Public Schools' governing body. Here's what the five candidates from District B had to say: Find out what Alexandria City Public Schools District A School Board candidates and District C candidates had to say.
Patch asked candidates for School Board to complete a questionnaire to shed some light on where candidates stand in issues important to Alexandria City Public Schools. Here's what they had to say.
Patch School Board Candidate Questionnaire District A Candidate William E. "Bill" Campbell Age: 50 years, 9 months, born Jan. 16, 1962 Occupation: Program Engineer for Department of Defense Incumbent or non-incumbent: Non-incumbent If incumbent, how many years have you served on the board? N/A How long have you been an Alexandria resident? 7.5 years Which neighborhood do you live in? Northwest Old Town/Parker-Gray District Website, Facebook page or other contact information: www.billcampbell4schoolboard.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, Facebook: bill campbell, 703-399-9521 What unique perspective, experience or expertise would you bring to the School Board? I am in my 26th year of working for the Department of Defense. I have had meaningful …