Review Agenda Item
Meeting Date: 3/2/2023 - 6:30 PM
Category: New Business and Reports to the Board
Type: Info
Subject: Policy Revisions
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: BF - Policy Manual
Funding Source or Fiscal Impact (where applicable)
File Attachment:
230302_IAA - Notification of Learning Objectives..pdf
230302_IC_ID - School Year School Day.pdf
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. 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 • Add line numbers
Background: As part of the standard ACPS policy revision process, these policies have been: • Reviewed for code changes and alignment with the VSBA model policies • Reviewed for equity • Reviewed by staff members whose work is closely related to the policy and/or regulation • Reviewed by the Senior Leadership Team • Reviewed by the School Board Policy Subcommittee
Recommendation: The Interim Superintendent recommends that the School Board review the policies and regulations.
Recommended By:
Signed By:
Dr. Melanie Kay-Wyatt - Interim Superintendent