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Public Affairs Committee
updated 7 September 2017

The following school board decisions took place at the end of last year and over the summer and will directly impact boundary discussions, the need for a new high school, and the ongoing crowding issues:

  • The School Board decided to proceed with "Option D" which involves splitting the 1300 seats between the education center and career center.  This decision passed 4-1 with James Lander dissenting.  Follow the link: https://www.apsva.us/post/school-board-meeting-june-29-2017/, select 'Options for High School Seats Question' section and go to 4:24 minute mark to understand why Mr. Lander voted against the option.  

  • The School Board voted to renew Dr. Murphy's contract as superintendent. The vote was 3-2,  Reid Goldstein and Barbara Kanninen were the dissenting votes.  The contract is good until July 2021.  The linked video provides the full discussion.  https://www.apsva.us/post/school-board-meeting-june-29-2017/

  • Barbara Kanninen will take over as chair of the School Board.

Please check APS Current Initiatives frequently. Email Simon Mouer, Nottingham Public Affairs Chair, with questions.

Public Affairs Links


More Seats for More Students:



High School Boundary Refinement Process:



High School Redesign:



2016 Bond Referenda:



Arlington School Board:



Parents may also wish to check out the “Arlington Citizens for Responsible School Planning” Facebook page or the “Arlington Education Matters” Facebook group.