Nov 16: LVCA Special Meeting on Elementary School Boundary Changes

LVCA Special Meeting on
Elementary School Boundary Changes: Nov 16

When: Mon, Nov 16, 8PM Next Monday
Where: The meeting will be conducted online via Zoom.
A link to the meeting will be sent via the LVCA broadcast email on the day of the event (Nov 16).

MEETING IS ONLINE ONLY: There is no meeting at the Community House.

The LVCA is hosting a meeting on Mon, Nov 16 at 8 PM to discuss the APS Elementary School Boundary Changes.

The goal of the meeting is to determine if LVCA can develop a consensus position to advocate to APS.

All interested LV residents, particularly those with school aged children, are invited.

Boundary Update
The meeting will start with a brief update on the current status of the ever-changing boundary process.

The initial (Oct 5) boundary proposal redrew school boundaries across Arlington. The proposal divided LV students between Science Focus and the new Key school. New boundaries were proposed for Science Focus and Taylor. Parents across Arlington were not happy.

After community-wide feedback, an updated proposal was presented on Nov 5. Under the Nov 5 proposal LV will be split among 3 schools: Science Focus, Key, and Taylor. Some LV parents are not happy.

Resources
APS web page with links to the original proposal from Oct 5 and the current update from Nov 5 including presentations, maps and community feedback.
Fall 2020 Elementary School Boundary Process APS

Look up your Planning Unit and current school assignments.
Find Your Planning Unit

Initial Proposal for New Boundaries (Oct 5)

Nov 5 School Board Meeting Presentation

Boundry Map Presented on Nov 5

Initial Boundary Map Presented on Oct 5

Nov 9 LVCA General Meeting Police & Missing Middle

LVCA General Meeting Police & Missing Middle: Nov 9
When: Mon, Nov 9, 8PM TONIGHT
Where: Virtual via Zoom About Zoom
ONLINE ONLY: There is no meeting at the Community House.

Police Update
The meeting will start with an update from LV’s Community Policing Team.

Missing Middle Housing Study
A discussion of Arlington’s, recently started, Missing Middle Housing Study that is expected to run through 2022.
● Up-Zoning: Changing the zoning of areas now limited to single-family houses to permit duplexes, triplexes, quads, and denser structures.
● How up-zoning relates to Arlington’s agenda for accelerated development, growth, and density.
● Impacts of up-zoning, accelerated development, growth and density on Arlington’s infrastructure (public schools, fire stations, storm and freshwater distribution systems), environment, and budget.
County’s Missing Middle Web Page
Missing Middle Study Timeline
MM Article published by Arlington Civic Assn
Arlington-Analytics Report on MM

Speakers:
● Peter Rousselot from Arlingtonians for Our Sustainable Future will make the case agains the Missing Middle Housing Study and up-zoning.
● The county has declined to provide anyone to explain their case for the Missing Middle Housing Study.

A link to the meeting will be emailed to all subscribers to the LVCA broadcast email on the day of the event (Nov 9); just click the link in the email to join the meeting. Please join the meeting a bit early, like 7:50 PM, so you will be ready when we start promptly at 8 PM. The meeting is limited to 100 attendees so latecomers may not be able to join.

Mar 9 School Board Candidates Night

Mar 9 School Board Candidates Night

March LVCA Monthly General Meeting

When: Mon, Mar 9 at 8pm
Where: LV Community House, 1920 North Highland St

Come hear from all 6 School Board candidates. This is an unusual year as 2 Board members will be elected and two current Board members are not running for re-election.

This is your opportunity to hear from the candidates and ask questions on the issues you are most concerned about.

● Symone Walker website

● Cristina Diaz-Torres website

● David Priddy website

● Sandy Munnell website

● Terron Sims website

● Steven Krieger website

Candidates Steven Krieger, David Priddy, and Symone Walker spoke out against the plan to move three elementary schools at recent School Board meetings.

Recent posts about School Issues

Arlington Public Schools Propose Big Changes

School staff recently announced potential big changes to the school boundaries that affect LV and other areas.


Community Survey on
APS Proposals to Move Key Immersion School

APS has proposed to move the Key program to either:
● Arlington Traditional School (west of Ballston)
● Carlin Spring Elementary (in the southwestern part of the County)
Participate in a survey about these changes: Key School Enrollment Survey (survey closes Dec 6)


Information from Arlington Public Schools
APS “What’s Happening” Home Page

Elementary School Planning for 2021


Meeting Recap (Nov 11, 2019)
School Board Member Reid Goldstein

Reid brought slides, but we didn’t have a projector.
Here are …
Reid’s Slides


Press Coverage
For NoVa Schools, A Question Of Where to Put All Those Students (WaPo)

“Arlington Public Schools may shuffle nearly a quarter of its elementary school students around to combat the county’s persistent overcrowding problems.”
APS Proposes Major Elementary School Swap (ARLnow)

Plans to Add/Drop Courses 2020-21 (InsideNOVA)


Opinion
Peter’s Take:
How The County Should Help APS Plan For New School Seats

  by Peter Rousselot

Progressive Voice:
“More Time” Doesn’t Make Change Easier

  by Colleen Pickford

Ed Talk:
Elementary School Moves/Boundaries

  by Abby Raphael

Letter to the Editor: APS Should Hire Outside Consultant for School Boundary Process

Nov 11: LVCA General Meeting – School Board Member Reid Goldstein

Nov 11: LVCA General Meeting – School Board Member Reid Goldstein
When: Monday, November 11, 8pm
Where: Community House, 1920 North Highland St

The November Lyon Village meeting will feature School Board Member Reid Goldstein. He will discuss current issues facing Arlington Public Schools. Much of the meeting will be devoted to Question and Answers.

Everyone is encouraged to come to the LV Meeting on Monday night. Please encourage your friends and neighbors to come also.

The School staff recently announced potential big changes to the school boundaries that affect LV and other areas. Here is a chance to get first hand feedback.

Elementary School Planning for 2021 (APS)

For NoVa schools, a question of where to put all those students (WaPo)

“Arlington Public Schools may shuffle nearly a quarter of its elementary school students around to combat the county’s persistent overcrowding problems.”
APS Proposes Major Elementary School Swap (ARLnow)

Plans to Add/Drop Courses 2020-21 (InsideNOVA)

LVCA Candidates Night, Oct 9, 8pm

Come hear directly from candidates for County Board and School Board. The County Board candidates are Erik Gutshall, Audrey Clement, and Charles McCullough. The School Board candidates are Monique O’Grady, Mike Webb, and Alison Priscilla Dough. Each candidate will provide opening remarks followed by a question-and- answer session and then closing remarks. This is your opportunity to hear from the candidates and ask them questions on the issues that you are most concerned about. Joining us will be the North Highlands Civic Association and the Clarendon Courthouse Civic Association. The meeting will be held Monday, October 9 at 8pm at the Lyon Village Community House.

LVCA General Meeting, Oct 10, 8pm

For Candidate Night, we have commitments from both County Board candidates (Libby Garvey and Audrey Clement), the Republican and Independent candidates for the U.S. House of Representatives (Charles Hernick and Julio Gracia), and both school board candidates (Tannia Talento and Nancy van Doren). The candidates will give presentations about their positions and take questions. Joining us will be the North Highlands Civic Association and the Clarendon Courthouse Citizens Association. A good turnout is always in our community’s interest! The meeting will be held at 8pm at the Lyon Village Community House.