Review Agenda Item
Meeting Date: 5/4/2023 - 7:00 PM
Category: Discussion Topics
Type: Info
Subject: Proposed Calendar Regulation
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: IC/ID - School Year / School Day
Funding Source or Fiscal Impact (where applicable)
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Agenda Item Summary: The ACPS Board directed staff to develop a proposed regulation providing governance over the division’s academic calendar. The ACPS Calendar Committee has develop recommendations around the makeup of the committee, ACPS staff have collaborated with surrounding divisions to identify common standard practices for school boards to consider. The governance around the makeup of the committee, the committee process, and standard practices would be combined into the requested calendar regulation. ACPS staff have collaborated with staff from Arlington, Falls Church, Fairfax, and Loudoun to document standard practices for 60 calendar decision points such as the first day of school and holidays. The team identified points of commonality and policies are being developed in several school divisions.
Background: The calendar process is typically time consuming and may not support Goal 5: Strategic Resource Allocation.
Recommendation: The Interim Superintendent recommends that the School Board review the presentation.
Recommended By:
Signed By:
Dr. Melanie Kay-Wyatt - Interim Superintendent