Summer Pay Reminders


Throughout the summer, just like during the school year, all “regular” employees are paid at the end of each month, regardless of the type of work performed. (Any ACPS employee who uses Kronos is a “regular” employee.)

Payment for extra work will be deposited separately from the July and August direct deposits for your regular monthly salary. Continue reading

LGBTQIA Affinity Group Invitation

Pride Month 2020

Dear School Employees:

As a long time employee of Albemarle County, I am absolutely honored and excited to be a part of this group and to make this announcement. This is a message I never thought I would get to write.

You may have heard: We have been working on putting together an LGBTQIA+ Affinity Group for Albemarle County Local Government and Schools. We have completed the chartering process with the Office of Equity and Inclusion and are excited to extend an invitation to interested members to connect. Continue reading

Juneteenth (June 19) Now a Paid Holiday


Dear Colleagues:

It’s an honor to report that our School Board, in their meeting this afternoon, approved the addition of Juneteenth to our annual holiday schedule.

Juneteenth is a national celebration of a General Order that took effect in 1865 in Texas. This order mandated equality between slaves and slaveowners in the last slave-holding state in the union. Since then, Juneteenth has been celebrated as the end of the government sanction of slavery. Continue reading

New Calendar Options for 2020-21: Survey Open Through June 17

Calendar Update

Dear Colleagues:

As our planning for the coming school year begins to come into better focus, one option we are considering is delaying the start of the new school year until early September.

Our School Board initially approved a 2020-21 calendar in January with Wednesday, August 19, as the first day of school for students. Based largely on feedback from instructional staff that, under current conditions, extra time for planning and preparation would be beneficial, we drafted two additional calendar options for the coming school year. Continue reading

Contracts for Licensed Teachers and Administrators: Signed Contracts Due by June 26

Electronic Contract

We are excited to announce that licensed teacher and administrator contracts for the 2020-2021 school year will be sent to you electronically this year! Due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, we had to innovate!

Contracts for licensed teachers and administrators will be sent to your ACPS work email address. They will be sent from “ACPS Contracts” ( on Friday, June 12, after the School Board approves reappointments Thursday evening. Continue reading