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Community Input Sought On School Overcrowding

The number of Arlington County school children continues to increase and Arlington Public Schools is looking at a variety of ways to meet this growing need, including expanding its footprint on school property, and on county property for potential joint-use facilities. Either approach could affect open space.

Arlington County Public Schools is seeking community input in its planning process to address the school overcrowding issue.

A School Board work session on capacity will be held Wednesday, Feb. 8, 8-9:30 p.m., Washington-Lee Little Theater, 1301 N Stafford St. The board will be discussing the rankings of 60 possible options for additions and/or new schools to increase capacity. Members of the public are welcome to attend and observe the proceedings. The board does not hear public comment at work sessions.

Then a community update on capacity will be held on Wednesday, Feb. 15, 7-8:30 p.m. at Kenmore Auditorium, 200 S. Carlin Springs Road.

This forum will include an update by staff that includes the results of the School Board's discussions on capacity at their Feb. 8 work session. The program will also provide an outline of the next steps in the process and include a Q & A session.