Recording of March 7 Budget Q&A Now Available

Albemarle Rising

Last Thursday, March 7, Superintendent Matthew Haas hosted a video webinar on the School Board’s 2019-20 Funding Request. Following a presentation, employees had the opportunity to ask questions through an online chat. Thank you to everyone who participated!

In case you missed it, you can watch the recording here. You also can view a transcript of the online chat, which contains the Q&A portion of the event. Continue reading

Superintendent Will Host Budget Q&A for Employees on March 7

March 7

Attention all ACPS employees: You’re invited! Superintendent Matthew Haas will host a “Budget Q&A” via video webinar on Thursday, March 7, from 4:15 to 5:15 p.m. You can join this live broadcast from your computer, mobile phone, or any device with an internet connection.

Dr. Haas will present a brief presentation on the 2019-20 funding request and then respond to your real-time questions. On March 7, beginning at 4:15 p.m., you may click here to join the meeting.

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2019-20 School Year Budget Requests

Building Our 2019-20 BudgetDear Colleagues:

Among the most valuable input I receive each year in developing a budget for our school division comes from the professionals who are closest to our work. I deeply appreciate your engagement with our students, parents, programs and services, and community partners.

That’s why I am asking you to take some time over the next few weeks to think about and offer budget suggestions that will continue to improve our performance. Continue reading

Budget Update – May 2, 2018

Superintendent Pam MoranDear Colleagues:

Our theme for this year’s budget that was just approved, is Albemarle Forward: Equity & Opportunity. Our 2018-19 operating budget provides the resources that will bring that objective to life. I’m confident that those resources, matched with our incredibly talented and dedicated team, mean it’s only a matter of time until that theme becomes a reality. That will only happen because of each of you and your work to ensure that, in every department and every school, we are leveraging our resources to achieve our vision, mission, and one strategic goal.

This is the last budget process that I will oversee as superintendent, and for the first time since 2008, I believe that the challenging times of the great recession had little to no impact on this year’s budget. Continue reading

2018-19 Superintendent’s Funding Request

Superintendent Pam MoranDear Colleagues:

AlbemarleForward: Equity & Opportunity is the title of the 2018-19 funding request I presented to our School Board last week, and it sums up the extraordinary work now before us.

Funding requests are value statements and, especially at this time, our values compel us to make equal the learning experiences we offer to all students and to have them leave us fully prepared to realize their highest potential for lifelong success. This means that the goals before us are to eliminate the predictive impact that race, class, gender, and special capacities have on student success; to increase career readiness skills for all students; and to support the professionals who will deliver these results. Continue reading

Budget Survey Will Remain Open Through December 17

Budget Feedback RequestedSince our budget survey opened nearly two weeks ago, we have received more than 1,200 responses. If you have already participated, thank you!

In an effort to increase community participation in the survey, we have extended the survey window through Sunday, December 17. If you have not yet shared your input, please take this opportunity to help us shape our educational programming and priorities for the next fiscal year:

Take the 2018-19 Budget Survey »

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2018-19 Budget Survey Open Through Dec. 3

Tell Us What You ThinkAlbemarle County Public Schools is beginning to develop the 2018-19 Superintendent’s Funding Request. As we embark on this budget development process, your input is of great importance to us. The 2018-19 Budget Survey is designed to help the school division understand how well we have communicated the annual budget process to our community and to determine the degree to which our community members support various research-based proposals for improving our services. The information that we collect will be analyzed and applied to the budget development process, and we will share the results! Take the survey »

Please complete this survey by 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, December 3.

Board of Supervisors Adopts FY18 Budget

Albemarle County LogoOn Monday, May 15, 2017, the Albemarle County Board of Supervisors conducted a public hearing on the Calendar Year 17 Tax Rate. Formal approval of the tax rate and adoption of the FY 18 budget followed that public hearing.

The adopted Fiscal Year 2018 combined capital and operating budget totals $397,897,173 and is balanced with a tax rate of $0.839 per $100 of assessed value. Continue reading