Superintendent's Message

Thank you, Arlington voters!

Dear families, staff and community members,

Thank you to each of you who voted in the Feb. 11 Special Election. Both levies appear to be passing at this point. Your continued support of our students, staff, and schools is greatly appreciated and will allow our district to continue providing staffing and services at their current level, while enhancing our learning spaces. Thank you

At this time, it appears that the Post Middle School Bond has not reached the 60% approval needed to pass. We are disappointed in this result. We will continue to work to find ways to meet the facility needs of our Post students and staff.

Renewal of the Educational Programs and Operations (EP&O) Levy will allow us to continue funding for critical day-to-day operations. This levy renewal funds teachers, counselors, paraeducators and nurses; covers the purchase of technology and instructional materials; and continues funding extracurricular activities like robotics, band, choir, drama and athletics.

The Capital Levy will enable the district to make additional safety and security improvements at every school; add classrooms to reduce crowding at Arlington High School; modernize learning spaces to prepare students for careers in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) fields; and extend the life of school buildings.

Much work went into developing these three funding measures. I’d like to thank our Facilities Advisory Committee. This group evaluated past and future measures and listened to the community, ultimately making recommendations to the board based on the community’s priorities. I would also like to thank our staff and the Arlington School Board for ensuring the district developed measures that provide our students with educational opportunities districtwide. Finally, I would also like to thank the Citizens Committee for Arlington Public Schools for volunteering their time to help ensure our community understood the importance of these measures.

By approving the EP&O and Capital Levies, our community has committed to helping us meet our goal to educate, prepare and inspire every student.

Again, thank you for all your support!

Passionate for Student Learning!

Dr. Chrys Sweeting
Arlington Public Schools