Monday, November 7, 2016

October Minutes
To view the full minutes of the October 24th meeting, click on the link above.  Highlights from the October meeting include:

  • Swanson Middle School makes first CPCI donation for this school year!  Thank you, Swanson!
  • Peter Fallon and Monique O'Grady gave a presentation regarding the upcoming 2016 Bond.  The CCPTA voted to endorse the bond which will help fund multiple school construction and maintenance projects .
  • Linda Erdos gave an update on the high school boundary adjustment process.  The School Board will have a work session November 9th after receiving recommendations from the Superintendent at its November 3rd meeting.  A public hearing will be held TUESDAY, November 15th at 6:30 p.m.  The School Board will take action on a final decision December 1st.
  • Arlington Tech presentation, including remarks from one of the students from this year's inaugural class.  A parent information night is currently scheduled for November 15th - please note, this is the same night as the public hearing regarding high school boundaries.
  • Phoenix Bikes presentation by Executive Director, Meg Rapeley - highlighting partnerships with APS, celebrating Phoenix Bikes' tenth anniversary, and a potential relocation from Four Mile Run to the currently vacant retail space in Arlington Mill Community Center.
  • Bike Arlington, car-free diet presentation - emphasizing recent and ongoing efforts to reach out to students to get them to start thinking and using various transportation options, promoting good habits and a healthy environment.
  • Superintendent's highlights including, Drew visioning kick-off; stop arm bus cameras in effect; call for entires for aetv winter break greeting; and a new video series on "th Whole Child" and video series on the summer literacy project, "Boys of Color."
  • Dr. Emma Violand-Sanchez was the School Board representative.  She is seeking input as to how to identify more people to participate in APS working groups and committees and how to make committees more representative of the diversity in our community.
  • Committe updates from FAC, SEPTA, and ACI.  
  • ACI seeking feedback about high school models.
See you in November!

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