School Board Adopts Superintendent’s Recommendation to Move Schools
In 2019 APS unveiled two planning proposals that explored moving some elementary schools (including ATS) in 2021-22 to address challenges before the Fall 2020 Elementary School Boundary Process begins.
At its Feb. 6, 2020 meeting, the Arlington School Board adopted, by a vote of 4-1, the Superintendent’s recommendation to move three schools as part of the Elementary School Planning Process for the 2021-22 school year. The adopted plan includes moving the majority of McKinley students to the new school at the Reed site; the Arlington Traditional School (ATS) program to the current McKinley building, and the Key Immersion program to the current ATS building. This recommendation will repurpose the current Key building into a new neighborhood school in a rapidly growing part of the county where APS needs more capacity for students. [Read News Release]
On November 13, 2019, the ATS PTA sent a letter to the School Board with questions and concerns about the school move proposals.
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For more information, visit www.apsva.us/engage/planning-for-2020-elementary-school-boundary-process/.
To access the presentation given at the November 5, 2019 ATS PTA meeting, click here: ATS PTA Elementary Planning Process Update.
Other resources include: What’s Traditional About ATS, ATS Traditional History Lesson, ATS Blue Ribbon Application 2019 Executive Summary, and ATS 2019 Blue Ribbon Application.