School Board Advisory Councils and Committees
The School Board actively seeks the advice of community members through a wide range of advisory committees and councils. These advisory committees and councils are appointed by the School Board, advise the School Board and, when appropriate, make recommendations on issues or policies related to the successful operation of the school system.
The Arlington School Board believes that effective community participation will:
- Encourage a sense of community ownership of and responsibility for the Arlington Public Schools.
- Encourage the free flow of ideas and opinions between the community and the School Board.
- Provide the School Board and administrators with advice on matters important to the successful operation of the school system.
- Provide a continuous, systematic review of the programs, facilities and operations of the Arlington Public Schools.
- Assist the School Board in its deliberation on selected topics.
- Provide assistance in the general oversight and planning activities of the School Board.
- Encourage active dialogue and participation by members of the community in the decision making process of the School Board.
- Contribute to sound decision-making at all levels of the school system and sound policy setting by the School Board.
New: Whole Child Working Group
Chair: Heather Sauve
The Whole Child Working Group will help APS ensure that each child is healthy, safe, supported, academically engaged, and challenged by developing a framework to inform School Board decision-making related to meeting the needs of the whole child.
Advisory Council on Instruction
Cochairs: Ted Black and Louisa Marinaccio
Advisory Council on School Facilities and Capital Projects
Chair: Kelly King
A collaboration between the County, Arlington Public Schools, the Study Committee and the community, including a Resident Forum.
Budget Advisory Council
Chair: Michael Shea
County Council of PTAs
Chair: Chris Ditta
Student Advisory Board
Cochairs: To be determined in September 2015
Staff Liaison: Cintia Johnson, Assistant Superintendent, Administrative Services
School Health Advisory Board
Cochairs: Katie Adamson and Vera Cardinale
Staff Liaison: Dr. Brenda Wilks, Assistant Superintendent, Student Services
School Plan Advisory Committees
School Plan Advisory Committees are selected by the School Principal each year.
For information on all Arlington Public Schools Advisory Committees, click here