For the third year, Albemarle County Public Schools has partnered with Gallup, a global analytics and advice firm, to help us better understand and measure our employee engagement. On Monday, March 4, all non-temporary employees will receive an email directly from Gallup containing a unique link to participate in Gallup’s Q12 Employee Engagement Survey. We are asking all employees to complete the survey by Friday, March 22. Continue reading
The ACPS Technology Survey for teachers is open now through March 1! The purpose of the survey is to gather actionable information from our community in order to make more informed decisions about the use of technology in our schools. Our custom survey, now in its second year, allows us to gather data specific to ACPS priorities, as well as provide administrators with reports that can be cross referenced with academic and demographic data. Continue reading
The Employee Voice and Action Committee (EVAAC) invites employees in all roles across the division to complete a brief survey to help identify issues on which the committee should focus for the remainder of the school year. Your feedback will help the committee prioritize topics to discuss, make recommendations, and work toward improving working conditions for all employees.
The survey will be open until 5 p.m. on Thursday, February 29. Continue reading
Our 2024-25 Budget Survey is accepting feedback through this Friday, December 8. Your opinions are an important part of our budget development work! If you haven’t already, we hope you will take some time this week to review our Budget in Brief to gain a better understanding of what’s included in our current fiscal year (FY 23/24) budget, and then share your thoughts by completing our budget survey:
Professional Learning Needs Assessment
As part of the Bellwether recommendation to develop a systematic approach to professional learning in the division, we are conducting a needs assessment to gather data on professional learning needs and experiences within the division. We would like all instructional staff (administrators, teachers, teaching assistants, EDEP, counselors, etc.) to complete this short, anonymous survey by Friday, November 17:
Making Connections Follow-up
In the next couple of weeks, we will process the Making Connections attendance sheets to provide professional development (PD) points for licensed staff. If you were a presenter, we will upload your information to the PLMS and enroll you in a presenter course to award your PD points for the day.
Teachers: Throughout Making Connections, we asked teachers to take a quick, anonymous survey on the instructional coaching model, to complement the qualitative data collected during the feedback sessions. If you did not get an opportunity to participate, please complete the survey by Friday, November 17:
Questions? Please email Megan Wood.
In partnership with ACPS, Albemarle County is beginning the Request for Proposals (RFP) process to explore adding an employee health and wellness center as one of the benefits it offers to employees of ACPS, Local Government, and partner entities. Similar to a few localities in Virginia, this center could offer a range of services to employees, including, but not limited to, primary care, physical therapy, occupational health, pharmacy, and behavioral health. We have three goals in exploring this option: Continue reading
Many thanks to everyone for your participation and enthusiasm at our division-wide convocation on Tuesday, August 15! It was wonderful to see familiar faces and greet newcomers at Ting Pavilion! As promised, we’re now inviting you to share your feedback on this event! Please click the button below to take our survey by Friday, September 1:
We look forward to hearing what you have to say, and we will use your input to help us plan next year’s event. Thank you in advance for responding by September 1!
ACPS has started its annual calendar development process earlier than usual with a plan to approve a two-year calendar for the 2024-25 and 2025-26 school years by this fall.
To help with our planning, the Calendar Committee would like to gather some initial feedback from you on such ideas as an earlier start to the school year, a shorter Winter Break, and an earlier Spring Break. We’re also interested in your thoughts about the timing of teacher workdays and professional learning days and the appropriate number of instructional days for students.