Superintendent's Message

A letter from Superintendent Dr. Chrys Sweeting

Mid-year review provides insight into how the district is reaching its goal to educate students.

2018 is here and our students are making great strides as they start the new year. Our focus this year has been to “Make It a Home Game” for every student and to provide them with the tools and support they need to be successful. Our educators continuously engage in collaborative efforts to implement effective instructional practices to support the learning of each student.
Our 10th annual State of the District Address took place on Jan. 18 at Post Middle School. I would like to thank all the parents, staff and community members who were able to join us for this event. For those who weren’t able to join us, the purpose of the event was to provide the community with a mid-year update about how the district is meeting the goals set forth in the district’s strategic plan that was revised last year. Highlights included adopting an English Language Arts curriculum, creating an Open Doors Program to reengage students who have dropped out of school, forming a community truancy board to support students and families, and engaging in professional development training focused on equitable practices that will meet the diverse and complex needs of our students. The presentation from the event is available in the Superintendent section on the district website at

One reason for holding the event at Post Middle School was so that parents and community members could see first-hand the need for a new middle school. The school board approved placing a bond on the Feb. 13 ballot to fund the building of a new Post Middle School and adding a wing to Arlington High School. In addition, the bond would include safety and security upgrades at all schools in the district to further protect students and staff. This would all be done with no increase to local property taxes since it would replace a 2000 bond that’s expiring. This publication provides detailed information about the bond. I encourage you all to vote in the Feb. 13 election.

Thank you for all your support. 2018 will be great!

Dr. Chrys Sweeting