Review Agenda Item
Meeting Date: 3/2/2023 - 6:30 PM
Category: Consent Calendar
Type: Action
Subject: Policy Adoption
ACPS 2025 Strategic Plan Goal:
Goal 1: Systemic Alignment
ACPS will build a culture of continuous improvement and design equitable systems for school and instructional improvement.
Goal 2: Instructional Excellence
ACPS will ensure that all students have access to and engagement with high-quality instruction.
Goal 3: Student Accessibility and Support
ACPS will ensure students have equitable access to and engagement with programs and supports that reduce barriers to learning.
Goal 4: Strategic Resource Allocation
ACPS will strategically provide differentiated resources and supports to schools and departments.
Goal 5: Family and Community Engagement
ACPS will ensure that all families and community members feel welcomed, respected, and valued.
Policy: BFC - Policy Adoption
Funding Source or Fiscal Impact (where applicable)
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Agenda Item Summary: As part of the Board’s continuing Equity Audit of School Board Policies, changes to the Code of Virginia, the requirement that policies are reviewed every 5 years, and policies and regulations that have been identified for revisions, staff are proposing the revision of five policies and regulations. Summaries of the revision, including links to code changes where appropriate, are below. All policies and regulations receive the standard changes listed below. Red-line changes and additional comments are in the draft policies. These policies have been presented to the Board for information and are proposed for action via the Consent Calendar. Standard Changes: • Remove gender-affirming terms • Replace parent with parent/guardian • Reduce the use of ‘shall’ per VSBA model policy changes • Add breadcrumbs to other policies • Reword and reform to improve readability • Align content with VSBA model policies and the Code of Virginia • Use abbreviations consistently • Added line number
Recommendation: The Interim Superintendent recommends that the School Board approve the policies. Staff recommends that the Superintendent approves the regulations.
Recommended By:
Signed By:
Dr. Melanie Kay-Wyatt - Interim Superintendent
Vote Results:

Original Motion
Member Dr. Michelle Rief Moved, Member Christopher Harris seconded to approve the Original motion 'The Interim Superintendent recommends that the School Board approve the policies. Staff recommends that the Superintendent approves the regulations.'. Upon a Roll-Call Vote being taken, the vote was: Aye: 9 Nay: 0.
The motion Carried 9 - 0
Meagan L. Alderton     Yes
Jacinta Greene     Yes
Dr. Michelle Rief     Yes
Kelly Carmichael Booz     Yes
Tammy Ignacio     Yes
Christopher Harris     Yes
Abdel-Rahman Elnoubi     Yes
Dr. Ashley Simpson Baird     Yes
Willie F. Bailey, Sr.     Yes