For Immediate Release:
Aug. 17, 2012
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These new provisions revise the federal benchmarks, referred to as Annual Measurable Objectives (AMOs), to provide reasonable and realistic targets for each student subgroup and eliminate division and school sanctions (i.e., public school choice and supplemental education services for Title I schools failing to meet federal benchmarks). Although public school choice transfers are no longer required, APS students who have previously transferred under this provision can continue at the transfer school through Grade 5. APS continues to offer a wide array of remediation programs before, during, and afterschool for all students at all schools.
School Board FY 2013 Priorities
The School Board reviewed its FY 2013 Priorities which are:
The Board establishes annual priorities to assist in keeping their work focused, effective and aligned with our Strategic Plan goals.
The meeting began with the recognition of AETV producer Darrel Johnson for his work on the video that highlighted the Color of Leadership Conference for middle school boys held last March.
More information on the above items can be found on BoardDocs.
Citizens who want to comment on any of the items discussed at the Aug. 16 School Board meeting should contact the Board at email@example.com or call 703-228-6015.
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