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ACPS Superintendent, Mayor Tour Schools Tuesday

Members of the School Board also will join the tour to usher in the more than 13,000 students beginning the 2012-13 school year with ACPS.

Members of the School Board for Alexandria City Public Schools, the school system’s superintendent and Alexandria’s mayor will be touring a handful of schools on Tuesday morning, the first day of school for many families in the area.

ACPS Superintendent Morton Sherman and Mayor Bill Euille and other officials will begin the first day of school at by welcoming the more than 3,000 students there.

Officials also will tour T.C. Williams’ Minnie Howard campus, which houses T.C. Williams’ freshman class of 697 students, as well as , Francis Hammond campus, William Ramsay Elementary School and Patrick Henry Elementary School.

ACPS rings in the new year with, 13,000 students, including 600 new students.

Schools on a non-traditional calendar already started their school year on Aug. 1.

NoBS September 06, 2012 at 07:29 PM
And a three part article from 2010 about Mort. Part two is linked here. http://watchdog.org/37298/odw-alexandria-superintendent-pays-thousands-to-long-time-friend/
Lee Hernly September 06, 2012 at 08:30 PM
The gang @ Red Alexandria has covered Morton Sherman and his cronyism too. This link is a good start: http://redalexandriava.com/2012/06/14/morton-sherman-why-are-we-the-taxpayer-paying-for-his-car/
P S September 06, 2012 at 11:25 PM
Ofthe "29 weapons offenses" how many, if any, involve any threat or assault? These statistics include things like kids bringing their pocketknives or BB guns to school with no violent intent. Also I'm a TC student and there has definitely been a decrease in fighting over the past couple years. More importantly you will rarely be involved in or affected by a fight if you don't choose to be.
Kim Moore September 08, 2012 at 01:31 AM
PS' views about troubles in TC reflect what I also understand to be true; fights/antagonism are between kids who know each other. Lee H., I did not say that you noted problems at TC as being rampant. I said that "posts" (there were many) about rampant violence appear unwarranted. As I have posted many times regarding other school issues, I disagree with a number of Supt. Sherman's decisions. His efforts regarding classroom improvements have had merit, though he sought too many at one time. I strongly disagree with the number of consultants and new administrative positions that he has employed. ACPS is a community of talented teachers and students. Slamming the entire system based on rumors is not fair to our students and teachers. If ACPS is so bad, why are so many people finding ways to send their kids to our schools? I want the school system to dedicate more efforts to remove the kids who live in Fairfax and PG Counties, and the District so that our funds are focused on Alexandria kids.
Lee Hernly September 24, 2012 at 03:50 PM
If 5 out of 6 new students are taking ESL classes, what kind of 'new' students is the school system attracting? To say 'why are so many people finding ways to send their kids to our schools?' is very misleading.

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