“The 2017-18 School Year is well underway across all 25 Albemarle County Public Schools. I am always delighted each year to visit every school in the first week to see our teachers and students come together to form new communities of learning. It is a joy to watch as our youngest children enter school for the first time and are greeted by teachers who are ready to help them make the transition into preschool and kindergarten. They learn in kindergarten to work and play with others and to negotiate their way around their schools. In many ways, children begin to acquire the lifelong learning competencies that we value for our graduates on the first day of school.” Read more of the Superintendent’s September 4 blog post »
Albemarle County contracted with Kronos, Inc., to implement a Time & Attendance System beginning in 2017-18. This online system will replace our current manual and paper-based timekeeping, attendance, and leave-tracking processes and will integrate with our payroll system. Continue reading →
Welcome back to what truly will be a momentous year for our division.
Our new year actually began this summer and several remarkable accomplishments defined the exceptional talents of our team. Continue reading →
Dr. Rosa Atkins, Superintendent of Charlottesville City Schools, and Dr. Pamela Moran, Superintendent of Albemarle County Public Schools, have issued the following joint statement. They are joined in this statement by the School Board Chairs of both divisions, Juandiego Wade for Charlottesville City, and Kate Acuff from Albemarle County.
Dear Members of our School Communities: Continue reading →
Education is a profession of people, not easily given to the precise use of numbers alone to measure progress or achievement. Yet, numbers can, on occasion, serve a useful purpose, and one of those occasions is this week as we prepare to conclude our 2016-17 school year.
The precise number I have in mind is 73.51, which is the percentage of voters who on November 8 approved the first school bond referendum in Albemarle County in nearly 40 years. Continue reading →
Horace Mann is a name not unknown to public school educators. He was the first officer ever appointed to a public school board more than 175 years ago and a historian once wrote of him: Continue reading →
Today is a historic occasion. More than 75 years ago, as our nation was preparing to defend freedom and democracy around the world, the recruitment of administrative professionals first became a stated national objective. The highly valued contributions of these professionals were seen by our country’s leaders as essential, not only to the success of the war effort, but to the health of the economy. It was the first national recognition of what this very day has become, Administrative Professionals Day. Continue reading →
At their February 7th work session, our School Board adopted a funding request for the 2017-18 school year. The interim county executive, Doug Walker, presented his recommended budget, including the School Board’s funding request, on February 17. Based upon Mr. Walker’s presentation, no property tax increases would be necessary for 2017-18. Continue reading →
With winter break upon us, I want to express my gratitude to each of you for your contributions to our school division and to all of those we serve. Just as important, I want to wish each of you and your loved ones the very best of enjoyable experiences this holiday season. I hope the break in our schedules will bring you well deserved opportunities to rest, explore, and spend valuable time with family and friends. Continue reading →
As we enter the Thanksgiving holiday break, I am reminded to slow down and take the time to express gratitude for family, friends and colleagues. I also am grateful for the privilege of having a career in the service of young people. I value Thanksgiving as an opportunity to bring together families, friends, neighbors, colleagues, those known well to us, and some who may be new to our neighborhoods and workplaces. Such gatherings matter, because when we break bread together, we become closer to one another. Continue reading →