Monday, March 11, 2013
Superintendent will make his recommendation to the Arlington School Board later this month.
Arlington Public Schools Superintendent Pat Murphy will host a town hall at 7 p.m. Monday to get feedback on the final three recommended changes to elementary school attendance zones in North Arlington. The town hall will be at Williamsburg Middle School. The school system is in the early stages of putting a new elementary school on the Williamsburg campus to help ease overcrowding. Parents who have children — or will have children — in Ashlawn, Glebe, Jamestown, McKinley, Nottingham, Taylor or Tuckahoe elementary schools will be potentially effected by the changes. The school system has held meetings on adjusting the existing boundaries for months. However, in late February some parents said they had just found out that the changes could …
Tuesday, March 5, 2013
Arlington Public Schools officials released its latest recommended school boundary changes as they continue the process of adjusting boundaries to accommodate a new elementary school in Williamsburg.
Arlington Public Schools has released its latest recommended boundary changes to accommodate a new elementary school in Williamsburg. Planners with the school system already have made two recommendations — an initial plan that primarily moves some current or ascending students out of the Taylor and Glebe elementary attendance zones, along with a slight variation of that. Superintendent Pat Murphy will hold a town hall at 7 p.m. Monday at Williamsburg Middle School on the three recommendations. Several hundred parents weighed in on the first two plans late last month; about half didn't care for either. Most of the contention has come from parents of students who currently or would otherwise be in line to attend Taylor or Glebe elementary …
Tuesday, February 5, 2013
Parents will have the chance to leave feedback on the new elementary school.
Arlington Public School officials will host a community meeting Wednesday about a new elementary school in Arlington. School officials will meet with parents at 7 p.m. in Williamsburg Middle School auditorium at 3600 N. Harrison St. The new elementary school is set to open on the middle school’s campus. Boundary options for the school will be discussed, and parents will have the chance to give more feedback on the changes. At a previous meeting in January, parents cited traffic and community facilities among the top concerns. The new school is tentatively set to open in September 2015.
Friday, January 18, 2013
With much still to do, school is slated to open by September 2015.
Three months of concept work on a new elementary school in North Arlington has turned into five, but school officials remain confident that the project will be finished in time to open by September 2015. The school's impact on the surrounding neighborhoods — specifically, on the traffic — is a concern, as evidenced during a two-hour briefing the Arlington County Board received Thursday night. County leaders, too, want the sports fields on the Williamsburg Middle School campus — where the new elementary school will be located — to be true community facilities. So far, Arlington Public Schools doesn't have the money in its budget to realize that, School Board Member Abby Raphael said. The two bodies also talked about design and community …
Tuesday, December 4, 2012
Arlington Public Schools has planned several meetings for December.
Arlington Public Schools has begun hosting community meetings to discuss boundaries for a new elementary school on the Williamsburg Middle School campus. The school board has identified the following seven elementary school communities to directly engage in this process: Ashlawn, Glebe, Jamestown, McKinley, Nottingham, Taylor and Tuckahoe. The next meeting will take place at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Taylor Elementary School, 2600 N. Stuart St. Future meetings In the past five years, the number of students in the school system has grown by 28 percent, according to APS. The new $28.1 million elementary school on Williamsburg’s campus would add 600 seats. For more information on the More Seats for More Students process, visit the Arlington Public …