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In many ways, this budget year is even more challenging than last as enrollment continues to increase, facilities continue to age, and the revenue outlook continues to look grim. You’ll hear more about the operating budget in the coming weeks. Today, Dr. Sherman writes about the Capital Improvements Plan (CIP). Read more and submit comments at http://www.acpsk12.org/superintendent .
Dismissal Procedure Update
After several incidents earlier this year involving dismissal and transportation of Kindergarten students, ACPS has reviewed and revised as appropriate our elementary dismissal and transportation processes. ACPS has reviewed and revised as appropriate our elementary dismissal and transportation process. Thanks to suggestions from principals, bus drivers and parents, we are confident that our current procedures better protect the safety of all students. In addition to these immediate measures, we have formed a committee of parents and ACPS employees to perform a detailed process review to determine if additional systematic changes should be implemented. The committee will use root cause analysis and process mapping (based on the methodologies of total quality management) to identify an optimal long-range solution. We are currently working to identify an outside expert to facilitate this work, which will begin in January and be completed by May. Stay tuned for further updates throughout this process. To contact the ACPS Department of Pupil Transportation, please visit http://www.acps.k12.va.us/transportation/ or call 703-706-4221.
Inclusion In The News
If you missed Friday’s NBC story on special education inclusion, you can view it online at http://www.nbcwashington.com/news/local-beat/Special_Needs_Student_Learning_Alongside_Kindergarteners_Without_Disabilities_Washington_DC.html . Because this is a long link, you may have to cut and paste the entire thing into your browser.