DATE: Monday, April 29, 2019
PLACE: Syphax Room #256
TIME: 7:00 – 9:00 PM
Attendance: Ashlawn, Kenmore, Statford, Science Focus, Tuckahoe, Hoffman-Boston, Taylor, Washington-Lee, Key, Jefferson, Randolph, Carlin Springs, Wakefield, JamestownCCPTA President, CCPTA Communications, CCPTA Treasure, CCPTA SecretaryArlington County Board- Christian Dorsey, School Board- Tannia Talento
- Welcome and attendance (please sign-in and grab your name tent!)
- School Board liaison: Tannia Talento –
- Working with budget led to changes in calendar. Work Session- May 2 at 7 pm- go over compensation packet. Budget fully funded. Public Hearing May 7 at 6 pm. Adopt budget on May 9. Continue the conversation.
- May 29 work session will be on 1 to 1 technology.
- Organizational meeting in July 1 at 9 am.
- May 7 and May 9 – sign up to speak at board meeting about policies.
- Working on adding an ENGAGE page to their website
- PIPs are plans and how we act on policies we do not vote on them
- CCPTA announcements
- Scholarship reception 5/15 – https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0a4daea92aaafa7-acsfft1 Don W is point person on the reception. Twenty-one students will be awarded scholarships. This is a joint CCPTA and Retired Teachers association endeavor. Reception in this room, 256.
- 101 training 6/3 in place of regular meeting v. Saturday morning- scheduled in place of regular Monday evening
- I steam event. See below under SEPTA
- National PTA proposed dues increase survey- survey put out by district. Title 1 schools nervous about increase due to resources etc.
- School Board accepting applications for ACI, BAC, and FAC
- School boundary process feedback submitted- before spring break.
- Partnerships and collaborations initiative meeting 5/6 at 7:45- officially getting started – discuss vision and how we are going to do it
- Treasurer’s report – see handout- .21 cents of interest, spent $471 .09
- SEPTA Awards
- Recognition of Excellence
- May 6 at 7 pm at Washington and Lee High School
- I STEAM
- In partnership with Fairfax County SEPTA and Arlington County SEPTA, please join us for our inaugural iSTEAM event for our students with disabilities and their families throughout NOVA District area.
- We will offer interactive activities and provide exhibitors and information about opportunities to benefit our special education community members.
- Saturday, May 18th from 1-3 p.m., Cafeteria of Luther Jackson Middle School, Falls Church. Light Refreshments will be served. Event is free, please RSVP for planning purposes.
- SEPTA Awards
- Superintendent’s update – Cintia Johnson – CCPTA Pres April 2019 PKM
- Elementary options- April 23, preK- April 24 notified by May 1
- Summer school registration is on – May 3 deadline to register Deadline for high school new work of credit course
- Instructional pathway- prek- 12
- Kenmore – community engagement on April 30
- June school board monitoring report
- APS Transportation presentation – Kristin Haldeman- Director of Multimodal Transportation Planning
- Bus transportation and review process
- How the bus system operates
- 189 vehicles (133 gen ed) and 56 (sped) and spares
- 154 routes covering 407 trips to schools – general ed 309- specialized 98
- (use most buses 2-3 times a day)
- 149 drivers – short on bus drivers
- 2,500 bus stops
- Higher on neighborhood school/trips than on option school/trips
- Ongoing challenges
- Growing enrollment
- Number of core trips and stops
- Driver shortages
- Bell schedules close together
- Long routes and early pick ups
- On time arrival
- Specialized transportation service planning
- Constrained budget limits fleet size
- Limited by parking
- Specialized Transportation services
- Budget – want to use our budgets as efficiently as possible
- Where to park the buses?
- Opportunities for improvement
- Stop consolidation
- Route optimization
- Adjusting bell schedules
- Integration with transit
- APS presentation: enrollment projections and data – Robert Ruiz, Lisa Stengle, Lionel White
- Statistic projections link on their website – https://www.apsva.us/statistics/enrollment-projections/
- Approach to get projections-
- housing and birth forecast with county
- Changes to options and transfers
- Attendance zones – elementary and middle
- Updated methodology that incorporates
- New procedures- added five sections
- Approach used for 2019-2028 enrollment projections
- Questions- email Engage (engage at aps dot us) with the subject “projections”
CCPTA Business (8 – 9 pm)
- Approval of past minutes
- In May we will approve all minutes and budgets from the past year.
- CPCI grant awards – Emily Vincent
- Received 41 donations, $37,290, 46 grant request $78,114. Funded 30 requests at $36,003.
- FAC recommendations to SB/CB re long-term planning –tabled discussion, tabled again
On the horizon :
CCPTA meeting Mon May 20: K-12 Instructional Pathways
School Board work sessions: 5/2 if needed – budget; 5/7 public hearing – budget; 5/29 1:1 technology study; 6/11 FLES