School Board Meeting Update

Matthew Haas, Ed.D.Dear Members of Our School Community:

Superintendent Moran’s funding request for the 2018-19 school year was approved by the School Board during its February 8 business meeting. The Board did not make any cuts; with small adjustments, the request totals $188.5 million with revenues projected at $187.1 million. The funding gap of $1.45 is among the lowest in recent years. Continue reading

Special Thanks to Our School Counselors

Happy National School Counseling WeekDear Counselors:

We are so grateful for National School Counseling Week because it gives us the opportunity to share with you our deep appreciation for the difference you make in so many young lives every day. Among the most important evolutionary steps we have taken as a school division are initiatives that more closely align the student experience with the contemporary requirements of the world they will enter in their post-graduate life. Continue reading

School Board Meeting Update

Matthew Haas, Ed.D.Dear Colleagues:

Last month, I sent you a report on the December 14 School Board meeting as a way of keeping you informed about the issues being considered by the Board and their decisions. I’d like to send these reports after each Board meeting, since so many of our Board’s actions will impact you.

The Board has met twice since December 14, including their organizational and first business meeting of 2018 on January 11. Also, last evening, a special meeting was held during which Dr. Moran and I presented the 2018-19 fiscal year funding request for our school division. Continue reading

Additional Day of Holiday Leave Granted to 12-Month Employees

Celebrate 2018In alignment with the state’s holiday schedule, and in concert with local government’s decision, the Albemarle County School Board has granted 12-month employees an additional day of holiday leave on Tuesday, January 2, 2018. All school division offices will close at noon on Friday, December 22, and will reopen for normal business hours on Wednesday, January 3. Best wishes for a happy, healthy, joy-filled holiday!

Dr. Pamela Moran Will Retire as Superintendent on June 30; Dr. Matthew Haas Appointed as Successor

Pam Moran and Matt HaasDuring its work session on Thursday, September 28, the Albemarle County School Board appointed Dr. Matthew Haas as the school division’s 20th Superintendent, succeeding Dr. Pamela Moran, who announced her retirement yesterday. Dr. Moran will retire on June 30, 2018, and Dr. Haas’ appointment takes effect the next day, July 1. Directly following both announcements, Superintendent Moran and Deputy Superintendent Haas addressed employees via email, and the school division published two news releases: Continue reading

Joint Statement From CCS & ACPS

ACPS-CCSDr. 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

March 23 Board Meeting Will Focus on Academies & CATEC

ACPS LogoMarch 23, 2017 | 6:30 p.m. | CATEC

Tomorrow evening, March 23, the School Board will conduct a work session focused on the school division’s three academies—Albemarle High School’s Math, Engineering & Science Academy (MESA); Monticello’s Health and Medical Sciences Academy (HMSA); and Western Albemarle’s Environmental Studies Academy (ESA). Also included is a review and discussion of programs offered at the Charlottesville Albemarle Technical Education Center (CATEC). The work session will be held at CATEC beginning at 6:30 p.m. Get more details »

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Make-up Days & Next Year’s Calendar

Calendar2016-17 Make-up Days

School now will be in session on both February 20 and March 31, 2017, to make up for recent school closures due to snow. March 31 will serve as the last day of the 3rd 9-week grading period.

2017-18 School Year Calendar

The School Board approved the 2017-18 School Year Calendar during their regularly scheduled meeting on January 12, 2017. The approved calendar can be downloaded in both English and Spanish from the division-level Calendars page. View the approved calendar in English »