Review Agenda Item
Meeting Date: 12/14/2023 - 6:30 PM
Category: Consent Calendar
Type: Action
Subject: Community Donation: Services LLC
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-Amazon_v1.pdf
231214_Att 1_KH-Public Donations to the Schools.pdf
231214_Att2_KH-R-Regulations for Public Donations to the Schools.pdf
231214_Att3_Draft Amazon Project proposal (Building Momentum).pdf
Agenda Item Summary: On November 22, 2023, Alexandria City Public Schools received $87,230.00 in funding from Services LLC for our Student Experiences and Integration in STEAM Learning proposal. 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: In 2022-23 Alexandria City Public Schools (ACPS) celebrated increases in division performance in annual Standards of Learning (SOL) student pass rates in the areas of Mathematics, Science, Writing and History/Social Sciences. Academic achievement gaps in Mathematics and Science, widened by the COVID-19 pandemic, began to narrow with most historically under-served student groups increasing proficiency at rates greater than all students.

Building on the positive trajectory for academic achievement and nurturing student growth, this funding creates the opportunity for all eighth grade students and ACHS Science, Technology, Engineering & Math (STEM) Academy students to participate in hands-on, experiential learning experiences facilitated by local partners.
Recommendation: The Superintendent recommends that the School Board accept the donation of $87,230.00 from Services LLC to fund these unique STEAM experiences for secondary 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: