Upcoming Pay Increase & January Paychecks

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During their November meeting, the school board approved a 2% pay increase for all regular employees. As such, pay and step scales will be adjusted effective January 1, 2024. Here’s what you can expect to see in your January 2024 pay statements:

  • The pay rate increase will appear beginning with the January 19 paychecks.
  • VRS-eligible employees will see updated VRS contribution amounts (employer and employee) on their January 5 pay statement.
  • 2024 medical/dental/vision plan year premium rates will be effective starting with the January 5 pay.

Auto Deletion of Emails

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Beginning on February 11, 2024, ACPS will implement an automated email deletion process for emails that are 7 years old or older. This adjustment aligns with the guidelines provided by the Library of Virginia to ensure that we maintain compliance and efficiency in managing our digital records.

We understand that some emails may contain valuable information or records that you need to keep for your reference. If you have emails that are 7 years old or older that need to be archived, please see the following support resources to accomplish this task: Continue reading

Join acac in December & Receive a $50 acac Gift Card!

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acac Fitness and Wellness Centers offer a variety of programs to meet your fitness needs through fun and healthy activities for everyone. acac is not just a gym, but a community of support with over 300 weekly group classes, personal training opportunities, aquatic programs, nutrition services, and much more. Albemarle County Public Schools employees qualify for discounted rates! Get started living your best life… call or stop by your local acac to learn more.

Join this December and receive a $50 acac gift card, plus $0 enrollment fee, $0 membership dues until January, and a free personal training package worth $300! Continue reading

It’s Not Too Late to Start Your Culturally Responsive Micro-Credential

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The ACPS strategic plan sets the goal for all licensed staff to earn an ACPS Culturally Responsive Teaching Certification or Micro-Credential by 2026 (or, for new teachers, within three years of hire). Currently, we have over 380 credentialed educators in the division and nearly 200 on track to finish the first of three micro-credential courses by January! Please keep reading for information about how you can register to begin micro-credentialing this year if you didn’t start in September. Continue reading

Teacher Innovation Grant Opportunity – Apply by Dec. 30

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Attention teachers! The Public Education Foundation of Charlottesville-Albemarle (PEFCA) has launched its annual Teacher Innovation Grant program to support innovative, exciting and creative learning opportunities for public school students in Albemarle County and Charlottesville City. Mini grants up to $499 are available, as well as three tiers of project funding up to $4,500! Proposals must be received by noon on December 30, 2023, to be considered for funding for a January 2024 grant. (Grants can be used to support projects in spring and/or fall 2024.) Continue reading

2024-25 Budget Survey: Share Your Feedback by Dec. 8

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Our 2024-25 Budget Survey is accepting feedback through this Friday, December 8. Your opinions are an important part of our budget development work! If you haven’t already, we hope you will take some time this week to review our Budget in Brief to gain a better understanding of what’s included in our current fiscal year (FY 23/24) budget, and then share your thoughts by completing our budget survey:

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Annual Notification: School Schedule Changes Due to Inclement Weather

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With the temperatures dropping and the weather becoming more winter-like, we want to make sure you know how to find out about school schedule changes, should bad weather disrupt our school schedule. As always, when weather causes us to make decisions that affect our school schedule, our top priority is the safety of our students, staff, and other members of our community. Every weather event is unique, and we consider information from several sources to help us decide if we should open schools on time, open on a delay, close schools, or dismiss early. Continue reading