Review Agenda Item
Meeting Date: 12/14/2023 - 6:30 PM
Category: Consent Calendar
Type: Action
Subject: Community Donation: Reading is Fundamental
ACPS 2025 Strategic Plan Goal:
Goal 4: Strategic Resource Allocation
ACPS will strategically provide differentiated resources and supports to schools and departments.
Policy: KH - Public Donations to the Schools
Funding Source or Fiscal Impact (where applicable)
File Attachment:
231214_Memo_Community Donation-NOVARIF_v1.pdf
231214_Att 1_KH-Public Donations to the Schools.pdf
231214_Att2_KH-R-Regulations for Public Donations to the Schools.pdf
Agenda Item Summary: On December 11, 2023, Alexandria City Public Schools will receive more than 10,000 books from Reading Is Fundamental of Northern Virginia. The books will be distributed at our Pre-K, elementary and Pre-K-eight schools – enough for every Pre-K-second grade student to receive two age- and content-appropriate books to help build their home libraries. The books are valued at $40,400. In accordance with ACPS Policy KH and Regulation KH-R, any donation over $2,500 requires school board approval. The donation must meet the established standards of acceptance requirements.
Background: Reading Is Fundamental (RIF) of Northern Virginia, Inc. is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to motivate children to read by providing them with high-quality, free books of their choosing and to work alongside them, their parents and their community to make reading a fun and meaningful part of their lives. RIF of NOVA has previously worked closely with ACPS librarians to understand the interests and reading levels of our students. Their experience, combined with a recent grant from Services LLC, has enabled them to facilitate this donation for our students and libraries.
Recommendation: The Superintendent recommends that the School Board accept the donation of 10,100 books from RIF of Northern Virginia for our Pre-K-second grade students.
Recommended By:
Signed By:
Julia Burgos - Chief of School and Community Relations
Signed By:
Dominic Turner - Chief Financial Officer
Signed By:
Dr. Melanie Kay-Wyatt - Superintendent
Vote Results: