Message from School Board Chair, Jonno Alcaro

Jonno Alcaro

Dear Teachers and Classified Staff,

I am writing this note to you because at this difficult time in our community, country and world, you remain among the most important contributors to the lives of children. You continue to invest yourselves in educating and supporting those who will one day lead us, including through such hard times as those now before us. Our School Board could not be more grateful to you. Continue reading

ACPS Budget Survey: Please Participate by May 6

Dear Colleagues:

I hope you will take a few minutes to watch my video message about the devastating impact that COVID-19 is having, not only on public health, but on our economy. Projections are that COVID-19’s economic damage will be equal to or greater than that of the Great Recession earlier this century.

The impact on the delivery of public services, including education, will be severe. The school division now is facing substantial reductions in revenue from both the local government and the state.

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Economic Impact of COVID-19 on the School Division

COVID-19

Dear Members of Our Learning Community:

Earlier this week, the County Executive shared with the Albemarle County Board of Supervisors a projection on the possible local economic impact from the COVID-19 restrictions currently in place to protect public health.

It is likely at this point that the current national economic slowdown will have a significant and negative impact on federal, state and local tax revenues. Continue reading

Community Satisfaction Survey Now Open: Please Participate by Dec. 20

Customer Satisfaction

ACPS invites you, along with students, parents, and community members, to participate in our Community Satisfaction Survey by 11:59 p.m. on Friday, December 20. Your feedback will provide the school division with valuable operational information that we will use as part of our commitment to continuous improvement. Your responses also will inform the development of our 2020-21 budget and our long-range planning decisions. Continue reading

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