Emergency Water Main Repairs at 22nd Street North & North Lexington Street
Emergency water main repairs are taking place at the intersection of 22nd Street North & North Lexington Street. The water service for approximately 20-50 customers will be affected. The intersection is closed and detours are in place. Repairs are estimated to be completed by 8:00 p.m., barring any complications.
If you or any residents have questions, please contact our 24-hour Water Control Center at 703-228-6555.
Thank you for your cooperation.
Communications Specialist | Arlington County Department of Environmental Services
Neighbors: The following information was released today by APS to provide an update to affected civic associations about plans for the Reed School.
Reed School Update from APS
Civic Association Update Regarding Arlington Public Schools' CIP and Future Possibilities for Use of Reed School Building
As you may be aware, the Superintendent's Proposed FY 2017-26 Capital Improvement Plan (CIP) includes a proposal for a new 725-seat elementary school at the Reed building. In the Superintendent's proposed CIP, this project would open in Fall 2021. The School Board will take action on the CIP on June 16, 2016. Depending on the combination of projects and timing in the approved CIP and if the Reed project is adopted, it may open as an elementary school as early as Fall 2020 or as late as Fall 2023.
The determination on the use of Reed as a neighborhood, choice or area early childhood school is not part of the Superintendent's proposal and would require further analysis of projected enrollment growth and areas of greatest need. APS is committed to working with the community to address growing student enrollment in the coming years.
The School Board will hold a public hearing on the Superintendent's proposed CIP on Thursday, May 19, 2016 at 7:30 PM.
APS Press Release on Capital Improvement Plan
For Immediate Release - REVISED: May 18, 2016 - 4:30 p.m.
For more information, contact the Dept. of School and Community Relations at703-228-6004 www.apsva.us
APS Capital Improvement Planning Update
On Tuesday, May 17, the Arlington School Board held its second Capital Improvement Plan (CIP) Work Session to discuss options for the proposed FY 2017-26 CIP and to develop a proposal to address crowding and major maintenance needs for the school division over the next ten years.
While the School Board has made no decisions at this point and the final CIP will not be adopted until June 16, the following are the key points that School Board members have reviewed and discussed at the recent CIP Work Sessions:
The School Board has discussed options that place a priority for high school seats due to the 2,775 projected seat deficit for high schools by 2025.
The priority for the upcoming ten-year plan will focus on what can be accomplished in the first two years of the FY 2017-26 CIP.
Discussions around options to fund and develop a renovation and/or addition to the Education Center to convert the space for secondary classroom use.
Planning to grow the Arlington Tech Program at the Arlington Career Center.
The Board continues to discuss possibilities for using the Reed building and site to develop a new elementary school that address the elementary seat deficit. Determination of Reed as a neighborhood or choice school would require further analysis of projected enrollment growth and areas of greatest need.
Discussing the need to potentially include future additions at several North Arlington elementary school sites in the CIP to further relieve elementary crowding.
Authorizing a process to develop phased boundary refinements at the high school level in the near term to balance overcrowding. Phased boundary refinements could adjust boundaries for freshman classes over a four-year period to eliminate the need for students changing schools during their high school careers.
NEXT STEPS IN THE CIP PROCESS:
May 19 – The School Board will hold a Public Hearing on the CIP as part of the Board's regular meeting at 7:30 p.m. at the Education Center. Speakers may sign up online by 4 p.m. today or at the meeting on Thursday. Comments may also be submitted to the School Board members by email atSchool.Board@apsva.us.
May 24 – The School Board and County Board will meet in a Joint CIP Work Session to share the School Board's Capital Improvement Plan and discuss CIP options as well as space and funding needs. The meeting will be held in the County Board Room at 6 p.m. This meeting is open to the public, but members of the public typically are not invited to speak at work sessions.
June 2 - School Board Meeting: Information Item - School Board's FY 2017-26 CIP
June 7 – School Board CIP Work Session #4 (if needed)
June 16 – The School Board is slated to adopt the FY 2017-26 CIP as part of the Board's regular meeting agenda. The meeting will begin at 7:30 p.m. at the Education Center.
TBD – The County Board adopts the Arlington County FY 2017-26 CIP, including the CIP Project and Funding Plan for Arlington Public Schools.
MORE DETAILS ABOUT THE CIP ONLINE: All information related to the CIP planning process is available online. Information includes:
The Superintendent's Proposed FY 2017-26 CIP.
PowerPoint presentations from the May 10 and May 17 CIP Work Sessions.
Possible funding scenarios that have been discussed with the School Board at recent Work Sessions.
A list of CIP Questions and Answers from the School Board Work Sessions.
Our next meeting will take place May 17, 7 p.m. at the Westover Library's community room. All neighborhood residents are invited to attend. This month's agenda will include:
TLHCA Board Elections (see below)
Civic Association-Sponsored Social Events Proposal
APS proposal for Elementary School at Reed
Westover apartment demolition/preservation
Capital Bikeshare coming to Westover
County Updates & Upcoming Events
June 14th Democratic Primary for County Board
May 19th Democratic School Board Caucus
Election for the Tara-Leeway Heights Civic Association Board
Announcement of Elections: May 17, 2016
The Tara-Leeway Heights Civic Association (TLHCA) will elect its officers and board members at its annual meeting on May 17, 2016 at 7 p.m. at the Westover Library. All Civic Association members are encouraged to attend. Four officers serve on the TLHCA Board for one-year terms, and board members serve for two-year terms. Below are the nominees to serve on next year's TLHCA Board (May 2016 to May 2017).
Officers Nominated to Serve Through May 2017
President Michelle Winters
Vice President Chelle Gassan
Treasurer Fred Blott
Secretary Ray Keaney
Board Members Nominated to Serve Through May 2018 (Two-Year Term)
Mary Ann Frias
Board Members Nominated to Serve Through May 2017
Board Members Currently Serving Through May 2017
New School Proposed for Reed Site in Westover
On May 5, the APS Superintendent presented his recommendation for the next Capital Improvement Plan (CIP). The recommendation includes a 725 seat school at Reed and modifications to existing middle and high schools. The CIP recommendation can be found here (see pg 22).
*E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org *Phone (703) 228-6015. *Open office hours for citizens to visit with School Board members are generally held on Mondays from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. (walk-in/no appointment needed) during the school year.
What Do You Think About Expanding Virginia Hospital Center?
TLHCA has joined with bordering civic associations to put together a VHC Task Force to provide input on the potential expansion of the hospital. The Task Force needs your input on what you would like to see (or not see) in an expanded campus. Now is the time to provide input - as plans move forward it becomes increasingly difficult to incorporate different views!
Please mail or email the Task Force your thoughts now. Think of it as your wish list. For example, do you use the hospital/physician complex? What do you like or not like about it?
Please send comments no later than May 31, 2016 Send your suggestions to: VHCTaskForce@gmail.com Or: VHC Task Force C/O Tracy Greiner, Co-chair 2117 N Cameron St. #7 Arlington, VA 22207-2061
2016-2017 Civic Association Support: A New Year, New Dues!
Thank you to all of you who support the work of the Civic Association by paying annual dues. The new fiscal and membership year begins in May, so it's time once again to contribute! You are welcome to send in a donation in addition to your annual dues.
Dues are $10.00 per year and can be paid via the link below (no PayPal account needed). Dues payments can also be sent to PO Box 50022, Arlington, VA 22205.