The Department of Administrative Services is responsible for a number of activities that affect the overall climate in the Arlington Public Schools. Among the areas covered by the Department are the following:
Principal Support: Overseeing the responsibilities of school principals and providing support and guidance on administrative issues.
Emergency Management: Collaborating with public safety and health officials to develop effective plans in case of emergency or crisis situations in the schools or the community.
Student Discipline: Administering on behalf of the Superintendent of Schools the student discipline program, including appeals of disciplinary actions taken at the school-level.
Serious Incident Reporting: Monitoring all serious incident reports and reporting as appropriate to local and state authorities.
School Safety Audits and Security: Ensuring that schools carry out the required school safety audits and keep their school security plans up to date.
Arlington County Police Department: Serving as liaison to the ACPD vis-à-vis School Resource Officers, school crossing guards, and other issues concerning student safety and security.
Student Advisory Board: Providing staff support to and liaison for the students who serve on the Arlington School Board’s Student Advisory Board.
Arlington Public Schools prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, pregnancy or marital status. This policy provides equal access to courses and programs, counseling services, physical education and athletics, vocational education, instructional materials and extra-curricular activities. Report violations of this policy to the Assistant Superintendent for Administrative Services, 703-228-6008, or the Assistant Superintendent for Human Resources, 703-228-6110.