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Sweeting to give State of the District


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Supt. Chrys Sweeting

Arlington School District Superintendent Chrys Sweeting will hold her first State of the District address on Jan. 26.

This is the ninth annual State of the District for Arlington Public Schools, but the first for the district's new superintendent.

The meeting is open to the public, who are encouraged to bring questions and feedback.

The address will begin at 6 p.m. at Haller Middle School at 600 E. 1st Street, Arlington.

The State of the District is a way to share the accomplishments of the district and communicate with the public, said Sweeting.

"I believe it's a great way to connect with the community," she said.

"It's good to have authentic communication between the school district and the community," and a way for the public to give feedback, she said.

Sweeting plans on talking about many parts of the district's last year, like student accomplishments in the previous year.

"I'm going to highlight the results of student achievement in the district," she said.

She also hopes to talk about the district budget and give a facilities update. "I want to talk about how we are looking after these facilities," she said.

Sweeting is the new superintendent for the district and started last summer in her new position and also plans to talk about "the progress toward my goals from my own entry plan," she said.

The Arlington School District has also been redesigning their annual report and hopes that the public will be able to get more out of it.

"We're more clear in the results of our students in their assessments in math, English and science," she said.

The report will still have general facts about the district and other information.

Sweeting also plans to talk about the outlook for the district and "the opportunities we have as we move into the next five or seven years for the district," she said.

One of the biggest things for the upcoming year is the district staff working on revising the district's strategic plan, she said.

"We want to take a really thoughtful approach with it," said Sweeting. "It is going to confirm our priorities for the district while revising some things," she said.

She hopes to share information about the district's new and revised strategic plan sometime in the next year.

Many of the district's key staff will also be there to discuss their goals in the upcoming years.

"Our team of cabinet members will be talking about their areas of improvement and the progress they want to make there," said Sweeting.

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