Review Agenda Item
Meeting Date: 10/29/2020 - 4:00 PM
Category: Old Business and Action Items
Type: Action
Subject: Alexandria City Public Schools (ACPS) - Alexandria Police Department (APD) Memorandum of Understanding
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: KNAJ - Relations with Law Enforcement Authorities
Funding Source or Fiscal Impact (where applicable)
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Agenda Item Summary: ACPS has a standing MOU with APD that requires review and approval every two years. The MOU must be signed no later than November 2, 2020. The Office of Safety and Security Services will provide an update on the final edited version.
Background: Virginia code 22.1-280.2:3 requires School Boards in each school division in which the local law-enforcement agency employs school resource officers (SROs) to enter into a memorandum of understanding (MOU). This MOU between the school division and the local law-enforcement agency will set forth the powers and duties of SROs. For the 2020-2022 review process, ACPS and APD formed a joint-committee to review the past and future MOU. This review process included a public hearing, community feedback survey and School Board work session. The discussion will highlight the latest changes incorporated into the new MOU based on recommendations from Board Members at the October 15, 2020 work session.
Recommendation: The Superintendent recommends that the School Board approve the revisions to the Memorandum of Understanding and authorize the agreement between ACPS and APD.
Recommended By:
Signed By:
Dr. Gregory C. Hutchings, Jr. - Superintendent
Vote Results:

Original Motion
Member Meagan L. Alderton Moved, Member Veronica R. Nolan seconded to approve the Original motion 'The Superintendent recommends that the School Board approve the revisions to the Memorandum of Understanding and authorize the agreement between ACPS and APD.'. Upon a Roll-Call Vote being taken, the vote was: Aye: 6 Nay: 3.
The motion Carried 6 - 3
Ramee A. Gentry     Yes
Margaret Lorber     Yes
Cindy Anderson     Yes
Veronica R. Nolan     Yes
Meagan L. Alderton     Yes
Christopher A. Suarez     Yes
Jacinta Greene     No
Dr. Michelle Rief     No
Heather Thornton     No