School Walk Zones

APS (Arlington Public Schools) is putting a plan in place to develop new elementary school boundaries.  As a first step, they are reviewing school walk zones and looking at potentially expanding those zones.  While we currently don’t have any walk zones in Alcova Heights at the elementary school level that could change.
I got a request yesterday from APS for 2 Alcova Heights representatives to participate in the walk zone review process.  Unfortunately, we need to identify the volunteers quickly as the first meetings are next week.  The lack of notice is because they didn’t include us originally, because we currently don’t have any elementary school walk zones.  Fortunately they changed their minds.
I’m putting this out on the listserve for 2 reasons.  First, I want you to be aware of what is going on. Second, we need two volunteers to participate and represent the neighborhood in the walk zone review process.  If you have elementary school age children or will be at some point soon, this might be just the thing for you!  That said, others are more than welcome to volunteer.
From what I understand, this will be a relatively short effort.  There are 2 meetings next week – one on Feb 28 that involves Barcroft and Randolph, and another on March 1 regarding the new Fleet Elementary (under construction next to TJ Middle School) and Patrick Henry (soon to be the Montessori school).  The idea is for the reps to then come back to the community and get feedback before the follow on meetings later in March.  Please see the attachment for more details.  If for some reason you can’t access the attachment, it should be available on the Alcova website later this evening.
If you are interested in volunteering, please let me know as soon as possible.  If you’d like to discuss it further, please feel free to call me at 703-350-8648.
Lander
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