Petition for Division Status Underway
We need 300 APA members to support the formation of an APA Public Schools Division. If you are an APA Member and support our interest group becoming an APA Division, please sign our petition
As of February 1, we have almost 70 APA members who have signed our petition. Thank you!
December 20 Newsletter Now Available
APA Public Schools Interest Group Blog and Survey Posted on APA Website
APA posted our blog and survey on its website today (November 26, 2018) and we encourage everyone to check out the blog and take the survey.
The purpose of the survey is twofold:
1. To gather support to form an APA Division.
2. To obtain input from APA members and non-members about the work of the APA Public Schools Interest Group.
Please spread the word about our survey. Thank you!
September 3 Newsletter
School Planning Presentations in Denver (August 2018)
The Denver Regional Council of Governments (DRCOG) organized a school planning event : Metro Vision Idea Exchange, School’s Out? School planning in an era of regional growth.
Updates on Focus Areas
As of November, 2018, four papers have been prepared by the APA Public Schools Interest Group. All papers are available on the Focus Areas web page.
The Master Plan Education Element working group has met twice during 2018 to begin drafting the paper. A summary of the August 10, 2018 meeting is available.
The first draft of the paper on school choice, School Choice Brief: Understanding School Choice and Its Planning Implications, was released in August 2018.
The Collaboration Working Group met on June 20, 2018 to discuss the first draft of the paper, Public Schools as Partners: Why Local Governments and School Districts Need to Collaborate. A summary of the meeting is a available.
2018: The third annual meeting of the APA Public Schools Interest Group was held at the APA National Conference in New Orleans on Monday, April 23. A summary of the meeting is posted below..
2017: The second annual meeting of the APA Public Schools Interest Group was held on May 6, 2017 at the APA National Conference in New York City. A summary of the 2017 Annual Meeting is posted below.
2016: The first meeting of the APA Public Schools Interest Group took place on April 2 at the APA National Conference in Phoenix. A summary of the meeting is posted below.