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Our most recent systemwide redistricting effort took place in 1999—more than 15 years ago. Since then, the City of Alexandria has grown, and the makeup of our schools has changed. The current systemwide enrollment of our schools, combined with a projected 2 to 4 percent enrollment growth per year until 2020, will leave a majority of our schools over capacity and the system significantly imbalanced. A systemwide redistricting of our elementary schools will allow ACPS to provide academic excellence, programmatic equity, and the best education for our community now and in the future. This process will help us ensure every student is provided essential resources to succeed.
*The redistricing process is being modified and is a fluid situation. However, any changes will NOT go into effect until after the next academic year (2016-2017). Please go to the ACPS Redistricting website for the latest information and updates.
Mar 2015 – School Board began Redistricting Process
Apr – May 2015 – School Board and ACPS staff finalized the framework for redistricting, including timeline and process
Jun – Jul 2015 – Redistricting Steering Committee formed, Redistricting Review Committee Applications open to the public
Aug – Oct 2015 – School Board approves members of the Review Committee. Community engagement regarding the redistricting process begins, data gathering is completed to support redistricting options
Nov – Dec 2015 – Redistricting options developed, community feedback provided, committee recommendations are drafted and evaluated
Jan – Feb 2016 – School Board reviews redistricting options, public hearings are available for communications to the Board, School Board votes on final redistricting option
Mar – Jun 2016 – Opportunities for parents and students to visit their schools and participate in open houses
Jul 2016 – New school boundaries go into effect for 2016- 2017 school year
ACPS is committed to ensuring that community members are provided ample opportunities to have their voices heard throughout the Redistricting Process. There will be several ways to engage, including community meetings, social media and online surveys, and community engagement roadshow meetings. We are committed to a transparent process informed by anyone with a stake in the future of our schools.
Be part of the conversation. Attend community meetings, follow the process, engage, provide your input and ideas, and help spread the word throughout the community.
Call 703-619-8408 to ask questions or provide comments on the redistricting process. Stay involved and updated with the Redistricting Process by visiting the ACPS Redistricting webpage at www.acps.k12.va.us/redistricting. Sign up for email updates via the link on our webpage. Please also complete the online redistricting survey at the above Redistricting webpage
To share your thoughts and input at any time you can email firstname.lastname@example.org. As a member of the John Adams ES community, please also share your questions and comments with Amanda Kelley (email@example.com) and Bill Pfister (firstname.lastname@example.org), your Redistricting Review Committee representatives.