Review Agenda Item
Meeting Date: 1/5/2023 - 6:30 PM
Category: Consent Calendar
Type: Action
Subject: 2023 ACPS Legislative Agenda
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.
Funding Source or Fiscal Impact (where applicable)
File Attachment:
Agenda Item Summary: The Alexandria City School Board believes high-quality public schools are fundamental to keeping our local community and Commonwealth strong. To that end, each year we communicate the needs of our local school division to legislators in the Virginia General Assembly. Attached are the proposed ACPS legislative positions for 2023-2024 school year, which align with the School Board’s long-standing advocacy for increased state funding to support students, staff, and school facility modernization. In addition, the Board requests flexibility to manage resources and set policies at the local level that are in the best interest of the local community. In addition to ACPS legislative positions, the Alexandria City School Board may recommend legislative positions to the Virginia School Board Association (VSBA) for consideration. Attached is the ACPS legislative plan for the upcoming year which was reviewed and discussed by the Board at the December 15, 2022 School Board Meeting.
Background: Each year the School Board adopts a legislative agenda that advocates for the needs of Alexandria City Public Schools. This work is supported by Lilla Wise, ACPS legislative consultant.
Recommendation: The Superintendent recommends that the School Board approve the 2023 ACPS Legislative Agenda.
Recommended By:
Signed By:
Final-Clerk of the Board - Proxy
Vote Results:

Original Motion
Member Dr. Michelle Rief Moved, Member Willie F. Bailey, Sr. seconded to approve the Original motion 'The Superintendent recommends that the School Board approve the 2023 ACPS Legislative Agenda.'. 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