The Board voted unanimously to set the new cap at 100 percent of the Individual Area Median Income for the Greater Washington Region, or $89,851 for a Board Member and $95,734 for the Board Chair. Or watch streaming live in HD on Arlington TV's Youtube channel or broadcast on Arlington TV on Comcast Xfinity 25 or 1085(HD) and Verizon FiOS 39 & 40 when meetings are in session.. Past Meetings: To see a past … Right now, there are several elections going on in Arlington County, and it can get a bit confusing. The County Board makes County policy decisions, and the County Manager administers them. Arlington, VA 22201. Cristina is a 2019 graduate of Arlington Neighborhood College Program and is a volunteer with the Arlington Democrats and is the Secretary and Membership Director for the Democratic Latinos of Virginia.”, Platform: “Let’s elect a teacher & education policy specialist to the Arlington Public School Board.” “[R]unning for School Board because we need to have an educator on the board who knows instruction, gets the data, and believes every student has a right to succeed.”  “Equity: Every decision should be made based on the promise that all students have a right to succeed no matter their race, gender, background, learning or physical ability, family situation, legal status, or zip code…Support our Educators: Support our educators with teacher-driven, evidence-based professional development and competitive compensation that allows our staff to live in the community where they work…Improved & Transparent Data: Improve our systems for data collection, analysis, and sharing to be more transparent, to provide action-ready insights, and to be accessible to all stakeholders.”, Responses to Arlington Special Education PTA questionnaire: “Although there are certainly bright spots across the county, students with disabilities in APS are not systematicallyprovided the rigorous instruction that they are entitled to…The second major issue is a lack of resources, particularly staff time and training… APS should improve awareness of the systems we have, especially ATSS…APS should increase awareness and use of high-yield co-teaching strategies…APS should develop a coherent, systematic pre-referral process that is predictable and effectively communicates student needs to parents and caregivers…Ending the inappropriate and undesired segregation of students with disabilities needs to be a top priority if we are to meet our strategic goal of having 80% of students with disabilities in a general education setting 80% of the time. Currently, County Board members are paid $55,147, and the Board Chair earns $60,662. Board Members are elected at large and serve staggered four-year terms. As Vice Chair of the DNC’s Veteran and Military Families Council, I advise Democratic organizations, candidates, and campaigns on the national, state, and local levels, primary in the areas of national security, defense, and veterans’ and military families’ issues. Board member Christian Dorsey lauded Cristol for her activism for accessible, affordable childcare and her work with regional partners on transportation in Northern Virginia. Email. After serving five years in the Army— including 15 months in Iraq — I returned home to Northern Virginia in 2005 to continue my public service as a community and education activist in Arlington. from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas specializing in Secondary Mathematics. During her tenure at Washington-Liberty, Sandy also served on the Building Level Planning Committee (BLPC) for the construction of the new Washington-Liberty school campus. Terms commence on January 1 of the year following the election. Gerald N. "Jay" Fisette Jr. (born February 25, 1956) is an American politician in Arlington County, Virginia.He became the state's first openly gay elected official when he was elected to the five-person Arlington County Board in 1997. “Rebuilding after this once-in-a-century pandemic is a unique opportunity to think afresh about what future we want for ourselves and our children in our County,” she said. Membership The time commitment for Commission members is six to eight hours per month. Colleagues heaped praise on the new chair. The Arlington School Board is composed of five members who serve overlapping four-year terms. Arlington County Board member Erik Gutshall, who has been under treatment for brain cancer, resigned his seat Monday, saying in a Facebook post that he will quarantine at home with his family. Tuesday News: “Biden to ‘hit ground running’ as he rejoins Paris climate accords”; “Trump’s legacy: A more divided America, a more unsettled world”; “Biden... donating to support our coverage of Virginia politics. Citizens interested in the election process should contact the office of Voter Registration and Elections of Arlington County at 703-228-3456 for more information. Dorsey said he nominated Cristol “with great confidence that she will not only be able to perform the role of Vice-Chair, but that she will join Mr. de Ferranti in a dynamic duo for leading Arlington.”. I am a social justice advocate. Hours: Mon.-Fri. 8 a.m.-5 p.m. 703-228-3130. For everyone.” “Increase teacher compensation to be competitive with neighboring districts…Bring Back Summer Enrichment Programming for Students…Stand Up Against Boundary Changes and School Moves that Destroy Communities…Serve as a Check Against Undisciplined Spending by Focussing on Fiscal Responsibility and Transparency…Support World Languages by Expanding the Spanish Immersion Program…Reevaluate the use of technology in our schools…Help our middle school and high school students overcome the emotional and physical challenges that they face…Appoint a Student Advocate to the School Board…Set A Net-Zero Goal to Fight Climate Change…Insist on Equity for All Students — regardless of race, gender, religion, nationality, gender identity, legal status, physical or mental challenges, and/or socio-economic status.” Also, Krieger recently wrote, “The APS decision to stop teaching new content for most courses for the remainder of the school year and propose a vastly diminished schedule for younger students was provided without adequate justification.” None of the other Democratic candidates agreed with that, according to ArlNow. https://bluevirginia.us/2021/01/inauguration-day-news-joe-biden-to-be-sworn-in-as-46th-president-amid-turmoil-and-loss-trump-presidency-ends-with-400000-covid-deaths-and-disgraceful-pardons-kamala-harriss-inauguratio#comment-5235309627. 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I moved to metro-DC to work for environmental grassroots organizations and met my wife, Miriam, who is a successful APS graduate. Like all Virginia counties , Arlington has five elected constitutional officers: a clerk of court, a commissioner of revenue, a commonwealth's attorney , a sheriff, and a treasurer. A unifying vision that is embraced by all the schools unanimously is step one… I believe that the application of a single school wide vision for inclusion will bring this in line with the School Board’s expectations of the 80% goal. ”, Endorsements: Sen. Cory Booker, State Sen. Barbara Favola, Arlington County Board member Christian Dorsey, Arlington County School Board member Reid Goldstein, Arlington County Sheriff Beth Arthur, Arlington County Treasurer Carla de la Pava, former Arlington County Treasurer Frank O’Leary, former Del. Currently I am Chair of the Arlington County Board. 2019 is such a year. Elected at-large, Board members serve staggered four-year terms and include an annually rotating chair, who is the official County head and presides over Board meetings, and a vice chair, both of whom are elected at the annual January Organizational Meeting. “One of the most under-sung attributes in an elected official is earnestness, [and] our colleague, Mr. de Ferranti has earnestness in spades,” Cristol said. ARLINGTON, VA — In addition to voting for the president and vice president, one member of the U.S. Senate, member of the U.S. House of … This is de Ferranti’s first term as Chair of the County Board. Well, almost retired, as she has returned to Arlington schools, both to teach and to manage the IB Extended Essay program.”, Platform: “Experience matters.” “Literacy is fundamental to closing our opportunity gap…Our schools need more resources to provide wrap-around services to address these various needs of the “whole child”.. Arlington Electoral Board member Matt Weinstein (left) is shown with current members Charlene Bickford, David Bell (who rotated off in 2020) and Scott McGeary during the Feb. 1, 2020, board meeting. Special education teachers are in high demand everywhere. As part of my commitment to all parents and children in Arlington, I am privileged to serve on various local committees and organizations (see list below). Cristina has a BA from New York University with dual majors in Economics and History and an M.Ed. Elected in 2018, de Ferranti is serving as Chair for the first time, succeeding Libby Garvey. The Board unanimously elected Katie Cristol its Vice-Chair. Endorsements: Former Arlington County School Board member Emma Violand-Sanchez; State Senator Barbara Favola. Erik died after a brief battle with brain cancer on April 16, 2020. Serving Arlington for the past 2+ years as a Board Member and many years before that as a Planning Commissioner has been an incredibly rewarding experience. The Arlington County Board unanimously elected Matt de Ferranti as its Chair and Katie Cristol as its Vice-Chair during a virtual meeting on Monday. Christian Dorsey speaks to members of the Arlington County Democratic Committee on March 6, 2019. Since 1932, a five-member Board elected at large for staggered four-year terms (with two board members serving the same term) has governed Arlington County. The new Chair said in his remarks that recovery efforts must focus on stabilization, recovery and a systematic commitment to racial and economic equity. I am predisposed to think technology can help learning. ARLINGTON COUNTY VISION "Arlington will be a diverse and inclusive world-class urban community with secure, attractive residential and commercial neighborhoods where … Elected to the Board in November 2018, de Ferranti will serve as the official head of the County and set the agenda for Board Meetings. VA Sen. Chap Petersen (D?-Fairfax City) Argues It’s Not Worth Closing Schools For 9 Year Olds Because Of the Death Of a 99 Year... Virginia Republicans Are Doubling Down On Election Conspiracies And Defending Insurrectionists. ARLINGTON COUNTY VISION "Arlington will be a diverse and inclusive world-class urban community Copyright © 2010-2021 Local News Now LLC. I have no doubt that Arlington students and parents will benefit from Terron’s experience.”], Background: “…a proud graduate of CD Hylton High School in Woodbridge and the United States Military Academy at West Point. County Board Members. Arlington County Board members and contact information. With Voting Going... Inauguration Day News: “Joe Biden to be sworn in as 46th president amid turmoil and loss”; “Trump Presidency Ends With 400,000 COVID Deaths” and…, One of Virginia’s First Political Bloggers Appears to Be Frontrunner for Republican Nomination in SD38, Tuesday News: “Biden to ‘hit ground running’ as he rejoins Paris climate accords”; “Trump’s legacy: A more divided America, a more unsettled world”; “Biden…, Two Great Bills to Advance Clean Energy in Virginia, Monday News: “Martin Luther King gave his life fighting the same forces stirred by Trump”; “Biden’s term nears as Trump’s dissolves in disgrace and…, Sunday News: “Trump stays out of sight as nation prepares for transfer of power”; “America is broken – can Biden and Harris put it…, Saturday News: “The Coronavirus Is Evolving Before Our Eyes”; “Biden’s plan can build a bridge to a better economy”; “Even the Guy MyPillow CEO…, Arlington Special Education PTA questionnaire, Sunday News: “In North Korea, the Fourth Man Could Be a Woman”; “Coronavirus recovery plan ‘must tackle climate change'”; “A cult of personality is no match for a pandemic”; “We Need Herd Immunity From Trump”; “‘SNL’ returns with Brad Pitt as Dr. Anthony Fauci”, Sunday (4/26) Virginia Data on COVID-19 Finds +604 Confirmed/Probable Cases (to 12,970), +72 Hospitalizations (to 2,014), +12 Deaths (to 448) From Yesterday. Arlington County Board. (Updated at 11:45 a.m.) Arlington County Board members are asking why vaccinations are not going faster, amid a pace that would take more than two years to dose the county's adult population. The Foundation forms the bridge between the legal community and the citizenry of Arlington and Falls Church. This week, a select group of Arlington Democratic party members will choose a nominee for the county board seat held by Erik Gutshall, who tragically died of brain cancer in April. Elected at-large, Board members serve staggered four-year terms. After leaving Prince William County, VA, in 1997, she became the Instructional Technology Coordinator (ITC) at Washington-Liberty High School in Arlington, bringing her technology leadership to both the creation of the school technology plan and professional development for the teaching staff. To email to all five County Board members: … Under state law, the Board may set a new salary cap only once every four years and must do so prior to July 1 of the year in which at least 40 percent (two) of the County Board seats are up for election. Suite 300. ”. During the meeting, de Ferranti and Cristol commended Arlington for coming together during the pandemic, and outlined their visions for recovery. They appoint a county manager , who is the chief executive of the County Government. As the official County head, the Chair sets the Board’s meeting agendas and presides over the meetings. (Updated at 11:45 a.m.) Arlington County Board members are asking why vaccinations are not going faster, amid a pace that would take more than two years to dose the county's adult population. “[With] a pandemic, a reckoning over racial injustice, it is a moment that calls for a chair like Mr. de Ferranti.”. We ran responses to our questionnaire Monday from the four candidates: Chanda Choun, Barbara Kanninen, Takis Karantonis, and Nicole Merlene. This is exacerbated by the increasing shortage of teachers overall. See below for a quick primer; I’ll add more information as I see it. Alfonso Lopez; Arlington County Board member Matt de Ferranti; Arlington County School Board member Tannia Talento; Arlington County School Board member Nancy van Doren; Arlington County Commissioner of the Revenue Ingrid Morroy; former Arlington County Board member Mary Hynes; former Delegate Karen Darner. We need to teach the students in the way they need to learn. Background: “Sandy taught English, grades 7-12, for the first twenty years of her career. Updated December 30, 2020 Arlingtonians are standing up for a candidate that shares their values and has the experience to make these values a priority on the Arlington County Board. Endorsements: Sen. Cory Booker, State Sen. Barbara Favola, Arlington County Board member Christian Dorsey, Arlington County School Board member Reid Goldstein, Arlington County Sheriff Beth Arthur, Arlington County Treasurer Carla de la Pava, former Arlington County Treasurer Frank O’Leary, former Del. A new logo and seal for Arlington County could be chosen from community submissions in June of 2021. We need to provide proper facilities, the finest academic curriculum and the best environment for all of our children…Equity must be a driving factor in the future success of Arlington Public Schools…Proactive planning and projections need to take place in order to address the capacity issues facing our schools, teachers and students…We need to be open and honest with the community and those most impacted by the changes coming throughout APS…A teamwork approach is needed to carry out the long-term plan and vision for Arlington.”, Responses to Arlington Special Education PTA questionnaire: “My experience working on behalf of individuals with disabilities has been focused on the ongoing issues at the newly built Alice West Fleet Elementary School…First, we need to change the messaging that was previously thought of when talking about students with disabilities. And on the School Board, there are also two seats open, given the announced retirements of members Nancy Van Doren and Tannia Talento. FY 2022 Budget. The Arlington County Bar Foundation in Virginia is the philanthropic wing of the Arlington County Bar Association. "The funding will be used to design and construct improvements to the eastbound Arlington … The Arlington County Board today unanimously elected Matt de Ferranti its 2021 Chair. Matt is honored to receive the endorsement of these organizations and members of the community. In addition to the regularly scheduled monthly meeting, Commission members must serve as liaisons with at least one other County Commission/board. Background: “Teacher and education policy specialist…Born in Massachusetts, Cristina attended six different schools between K-12 including public, public charter, and parochial schools giving her a unique understanding of the difficulties that schools face across sectors. I have one child enrolled in Key elementary school and one child who will soon be enrolled at Key because we strongly believe in the benefits of language immersion education and a diverse community. County Board Media Inquiries. The Arlington County Community Services Board (ACCSB) consists of community members appointed to oversee services provided by the Department of Human Services to persons challenged by mental health, developmental disabilities and substance use. Previous or Current Elected or Appointed Office. Background: “I am married. My family and I live in Lyon Village. As the official County head, the Chair sets the Board’s meeting agendas and presides over the meetings. 2100 Clarendon Blvd. Ellen M. Bozman Government Center. He was elected to the County Board in a special election on July 7, 2020. Two seats are open this year on the Arlington School Board, a five-member body that helps oversee the Arlington Public Schools system of about 26,000 students in Northern Virginia. Board Members are elected at large and serve staggered four-year terms. Fisette won four reelections and served as the County Board Chair in 2001, 2005, 2010, 2014 and 2017, his last year in office. ”. Sudeep Bose, Chairman. As a teenager, her family uprooted and moved to San Juan, Puerto Rico to live closer to extended family. An Arlington County, Virginia, board member, who was diagnosed with brain cancer eight weeks ago, has died. His experience serving on both County and School commissions, committees and joint committees, will provide a needed perspective on how both Arlington County and Arlington Public Schools work to meet the needs of their community members, students and families.” Mark Teel "Matt has the whole package of what I want in a local … To read the … Historical list of Arlington VA County Board members, 1932-present This page intentionally left blank . With the vaccine, however, comes a chance to reimagine Arlington, the Vice-Chair said. He died shortly after, and his successor, Board Member Takis Karantonis, was elected in July. Honest answers. Through coaching basketball, baseball, and soccer, I also have an appreciation of the rich sports programs available to our children. The Arlington County Board (from left): Member Jay Fisette, Member Libby Garvey, Chair Mary Hughes Hynes, Vice-Chair J. Walter Tejada, Member John Vihstadt . COUNTY BOARD MEMBERS The Arlington County Board (from left): Member Jay Fisette, Member Libby Garvey, Chair Mary Hughes Hynes, Vice-Chair J. Walter Tejada, Member John Vihstadt . All Rights Reserved. Coronavirus COVID-19 information; County Board adopts Continuity of Operations … The community, businesses, and government entities must play a major role in building opportunities for our students…Increase teacher compensation by providing much needed pay and COLA raises…Improve APS bureaucratic functions to maximize budget dollars.”, Responses to Arlington Special Education PTA questionnaire: “Because I was able to teach myself how to excel in life as a stutterer with dyslexia, that experience has provided me the innate ability to see the greatness in every child I have mentored and tutored over these past 14 years, especially those with IEPs, which enables me to help those kids tap into their inner greatness and become confident in themselves and their abilities…The most significant issue and challenge within APS relating to students with disabilities exist due to a flaw in APS policy that affects how our students and parents receive services and instruction and how students are assessed both academically and with respect to their disability…APS needs to take two primary steps – RAN (Rapid Automatized Naming) literacy screening for all prekindergarten and kindergarten students; Fully and properly implement the Arlington Tiered System of Support (ATSS)…To end inappropriate and undesired segregation, APS must first establish foundational standards that apply to all schools when it comes to instructional application to and for our students with disabilities.”, This is all great stuff, but we'll also need Congress to pass a TON of legislation, on a wide range of issues. “As difficult as this winter is and will be, spring will come: More and more will be vaccinated and a new Biden administration will lead our nation’s recovery.”. She attended McKinley, Swanson, and W-L and later went to Wellesley College and law school.”. APS needs to ensure that the commitment to academic excellence and integrity is realized for all students, including our most vulnerable students with special and dual needs…There are a multitude of steps that APS can take to improve delivery of service to students with disabilities…Identification…Education…Overall Wellbeing…Regardless of their disabilities and needs, the goal of APS must be that students with disabilities receive the supports they need in regular, age-appropriate classes in their neighborhood schools.”. Matt de Ferranti, the new County Board Chair, speaks at his swearing in (in 2018), Arlington County Board members at Jan. 4 organizational meeting. The Board selects a Chairman from among its members to serve for a one-year term. “Without changes in our housing supply the 60% of Arlington residents who currently rent cannot realistically save up to buy a place,” he said. Platform: “Practical solutions. Responses to Arlington Special Education PTA questionnaire:  “As a school board member, I will work to actualize APS’s noble vision as a diverse and inclusive school community by maximizing inclusive and effective instruction, intervention and support for all students. As has been tradition for, well, forever, Arlington County Board members on Jan. 4 voted against having a member of the public serve as a tiebreaker. Arlington County Board members on Jan. 23 are slated to approve a project agreement for interchange improvements at Arlington Boulevard and Washington Boulevard, and accept $534,000 in funding from the Arlington County Board member Katie Cristol will go another round as chair of the Northern Virginia Transportation Commission (NVTC) for 2021. Report an issue. rlington County Board Vice-Chair Erik Gutshall served the Arlington community as a volunteer, a youth soccer coach, a small business owner, a Planning Commissioner and a County Board Member. On the County Board, there are two seats up right now: 1) the one formerly held by Erik Gutshall, due to his resignation as he fought brain cancer (special election set for July 7, with the Democratic nominee being decided by May 8; announced candidates so far are Barbara Kanninen and Chanda Choun); 2) as well as the regularly scheduled election for Chair Libby Garvey’s seat (set for June 23; Democrat Chanda Choun is challenging Garvey, apparently in addition to running in the Special Election). Also note: “Tune in for a joint Arlington Young Dems and Arlington Dems School Board Forum for candidates seeking the Arlington Democratic Party endorsement on April 28th at 7 pm via Facebook Live: facebook.com/arlingtonyoungdems“. The first regular Board meeting of 2021 will be held on Saturday, Jan. 23. In her remarks, Cristol said that like 2020, the new year will be characterized by the coronavirus, as cases continue to surpass the peaks seen in March. The five-member Arlington County Board is the legislative body of Arlington County. Peter's Take is a biweekly opinion column. Campaign website. Live Meetings: You can watch live meetings on this page by clicking on the "In Progress" link next to the meeting when the meeting is in progress. “Our response to COVID-19 is the biggest test we face as a community,” he said. The county is governed by a five-person County Board; members are elected at-large on staggered four-year terms. Members Rosemary Ciotti, Chair Cathryn Bonnette Alexa Mavroidis Marie Pellegrino Doris M. Ray Elizabeth Priaulx Jennifer DeRosa Emily Pfister Michael […] During the year that he occupies this role, he will set the Board’s meeting agendas and preside over the meetings. Arlington County Board members at Jan. 4 organizational meeting Previous Image 1/3 Next Image The Arlington County Board unanimously elected Matt … Which means the Senate will need to ditch the filibuster, or at least weaken it significantly, so it doesn't take 60 votes to pass anything. Endorsements: Arlington Commonwealth’s Attorney Parisa Dehghani-Tafti; Arlington County Board member Matt de Ferranti; Arlington County Board member Katie Cristol; Arlington County School Board member Tannia Talento; Arlington County Sheriff Beth Arthur; “Run for Something”; and the Arlington Education Association. Jim Almand, 8th CD Democratic Committee Chair Margo Horner, Former Clerk of the Circuit Court … Arlington County Board Member Takis P. Karantonis is an economist and urban planner with more than 25 years of urban and regional planning experience.. With my wife Melanie, we are now following our sons’ educational experiences at Fleet Elementary and at Thomas Jefferson Middle School. “We risk becoming as unaffordable as San Francisco if we do not plan for replacement of existing moderately priced housing and grow in a thoughtful, managed way.”. Next > < Previous I have a business degree from the University of Michigan and law degree from UCLA. Erik Gutshall. I am a Guardian ad litem for children, which is a court-appointed lawyer for children involved in the court system. Jim Almand, 8th CD Democratic Committee Chair Margo Horner, Former Clerk of the Circuit Court David Bell, etc. Special education needs to be embedded in the general education classroom…n order to end inappropriate and unacceptable segregation of students with disabilities, we need a plan for a continuum of services for all students with the goal of greater inclusion. 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