Long Range Educational Facilities Work Plan

The City of Alexandria and the Alexandria City Public School System (ACPS) jointly developed the Long Range Educational Facilities Plan to improve facilities planning, accommodate the growing student population, and enhance educational programs and services. Learn more about this collaboration and efforts to address these issues.

Page updated on Feb 17, 2016 at 2:10 PM

What's New? 

  • Phase II of the Long Range Educational Facilities Plan will begin in Spring 2016, led by ACPS with support from City departments. The focus of Phase II will be middle and high school capacity needs, as well as the potential for a centralized pre-K facility. The school enrollment trends and forecasts work was completed in Phase I. Stay tuned for more information.

    For more information, contact Katherine Carraway, Planning and Zoning, City of Alexandria, 703.746.3855 or the Educational Facilities Department, Alexandria City Public Schools, 703.619.8038.

Background - Phase I

In 2012, a 19-member work group was established and was comprised of members from the community, ACPS School Board, City Council, Campagna Center, and the PTA Council, supported by ACPS and City staff. The work group met quarterly to explore the major issues impacting public school facilities over the long term and to guide staff in the development of a Long Range Educational Facilities Plan for consideration by the School Board and City Council. 

On Tuesday, June 23, 2015, City Council endorsed the Long Range Educational Facilities Plan following the ACPS School Board's adoption on Thursday, June 11, 2015. At that time, the School Board added a new recommendation (#12) in the Executive Summary

Long Range Educational Facilities Plan Work Group - Phase I

LREFP Work Group Subcommittees - Phase I 

In an effort to conduct the in-depth research and analysis necessary to address the program's goals, work group members served on subcommittees formed for each work plan element (see below). Both City and ACPS staff with expertise in a subcommittee's area of responsibility supported work group members in their role. 

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