Tag: school board

Letter to the Editor: A primer for elections in Alexandria

To the editor: With all the hoopla about national politics, it may have escaped some voters’ notice that Alexandria’s entire city council is up for...

Letter to the Editor: ACPS can do better for our students

To the editor: This is in response to a Sept. 6 letter in the Alexandria Times from Thomas W. Spoehr, “Elected officials should focus on...

Vying for voters at West End forum

By Missy Schrott | [email protected] At a forum Saturday afternoon, city council candidates gathered for the first time since the Democratic Primary in June to...

Letter to the Editor: Christopher Suarez for Alexandria School Board

To the editor: In my 45 years as a resident of Alexandria, I never recall having a burning issue that propelled me to write a...

Filling in the Blanks with Ramee Gentry: Addressing high school capacity

The school board’s core priority and mission is ensuring academic excellence in our school division. It’s at the heart of our daily work. We...

Nine announce school board candidacy, June 12 filing deadline approaches

By Missy Schrott | [email protected] While city council campaigns are in full swing – with 13 declared candidates vying for six slots on that body...

Our View: Let’s re-think how Alexandria conducts council elections

Alexandria is in the midst of our triennial local election cycle, in which we will select a mayor, six city council members and nine...

Filling in the Blanks: City and schools collaboration is key

From time to time, a member of the community will ask me a question about something happening at or near one of our schools. Depending...

ACPS nears conclusion in search for West End school name

By Alexa Epitropoulos | [email protected] The in-the-works West End elementary school at 1701 N. Beauregard St. will soon be nameless no more. ACPS announced Monday it...

School board and city council discuss CIP

By Missy Schrott | [email protected] Members of Alexandria’s school board met with their city council counterparts on Monday evening to explain their 10-year Capital Improvement...