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Arlington Public Schools Board of Directors approves running bond proposal in February
During its meeting on Dec. 10, the Arlington Public Schools Board of Directors approved running a bond proposal in February 2019. The requested amount has been decreased from $107.5 million to $96 million. Based on the district’s Facilities Advisory Committee recomme
ndation, the new bond proposal would focus on improving safety and security at all schools, build an improved Post Middle School on the same site as the current building, and add eight classrooms to a crowdedSchool Safety Arlington High School. The total local schools tax rate from bond approval would be one-third less than the tax rate paid in 2018.

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Give your child the gift of attendance!
This holiday season, the best gift you can give your child is a good education. And the best place to get that education is in school. Every day. On time.

Every year, absences spike in the weeks before and after winter break. It’s time to break that cycle. We know it’s tempting to extend your vacation by a few days on either side of the holiday. We recognize that holidays are an important time for reconnecting with families far away and exposing your children to your home and language, whether you grew up in another part of the United States or a different country. The costs of plane tickets often influence when you want to travel. But keep in mind the costs to your children’s education if they miss too much school.
School attendance is habit forming
Just a few missed days here and there, even if they’re excused absences, can add up to too much lost learning time and put your child behind in school. This is as true in kindergarten as it is in high school.

So make sure your child is in school every day, right up until vacation starts. Our teachers will be teaching, and our students will be learning. But it’s harder to teach and it’s harder to learn when too many students are absent.

If missing school is unavoidable, talk to your children’s teachers in advance to create a plan for making up missed work. But remember, a homework packet cannot make up for the interaction and learning that goes on in the classroom. So give your child the gift of attendance and help build a habit of attendance.

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    The safety and security of students and staff is a top priority for Arlington Public Schools.

    If you hear or have concerns about something in our school district, share this with a teacher, staff member or administrator or you can make tips anonymously using the Safe Schools Tipline.

    You can find additional safety and security information by going to the Safety and Security tab.

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