2023-24 Budget Survey: Please Participate by Nov. 22

Budget Feedback Requested

Dear Colleagues:

Albemarle County Public Schools staff are working diligently to develop a draft budget for next school year that will enable high-quality teaching and learning while meeting student, employee and family needs. Your views are an important part of that work! This fall, we hosted several community conversations in which we invited students, employees, and advisory groups to share ideas for improving teaching and learning in our schools. Our goal is to build a budget for the 2023-24 school year that reflects those ideas. Continue reading

School Board Adopts Budget & Directs Exploration of an Expanded Employee Engagement Program

2022-23 Budget

During last evening’s meeting of the Albemarle County School Board, board members unanimously approved the proposed 2022-23 school year budget without change. The new budget of $246.45 million includes a 6% compensation increase for all employees in addition to the 4% increase that took effect in March. For details on the newly-adopted budget, please see the May 12 slide presentation.

Board members also voted not to move forward, at this time, with a resolution proposed by the Albemarle Education Association (AEA) that would have authorized the negotiation of a collective bargaining agreement. Instead, the board directed the division to explore how best to expand current opportunities for even more employees to have input on school operations, policies, budgets, and programs. These recommendations will come before the board for review within 90 days. Continue reading

School Board Approves Funding Request

FY 23 School Board's Funding Request

At its business meeting on March 10, the Albemarle County School Board unanimously approved its 2022-23 funding request, which includes a 6% salary increase for employees effective July 1. This would be in addition to the 4% increase that took effect on February 26.

School board chair Graham Paige and vice-chair Katrina Callsen will present the funding request to the Albemarle County Board of Supervisors on Monday, March 14, at 3 p.m. Continue reading

2022-23 Budget Survey: Please Participate by Dec. 22

Dear Colleagues:

Albemarle County Public Schools staff are working hard to develop a draft budget for next school year. Your views are an important part of that work. This fall, we hosted several community conversations in which we invited students, employees, families, and advisory groups to share ideas for improving teaching and learning in our schools. Our goal is to build a budget for the 2022-23 school year that reflects those ideas. Continue reading

Long-Range Planning Survey: Participate by August 6

Your Opinion Matters

Long-Range Planning Survey | Please participate by Friday, August 6.

As one of its objectives, Goal 3 of the school division’s new strategic plan, Learning for All, focuses on developing sustainable and modern facilities, infrastructure and equipment as a means to transform learning experiences and opportunities for students. Strategies affiliated with this goal include developing long-range plans to address overcrowding, partnering with local government on strategies to fund capital projects, and developing an equitable and sustainable process for guiding renovations and improvements.

In support of this goal, the Long-Range Planning Advisory Committee (LRPAC) requests your input on the priorities that should guide their selection of facility improvement projects. Continue reading

School Board Adopts More Robust Budget for the New School Year

Budget 2021-2022

At its May 13 meeting, the Albemarle County School Board adopted an operating budget for the 2021-22 school year of $211.2 million, an increase of 9% over the current year. The new fiscal year begins on July 1. The adopted budget represents an increase from the School Board’s Funding Request of $209.9 million presented in March. The changes are summarized in two presentations: Budget Updates (April 22, 2021) and Budget Adoption (May 13, 2021). Continue reading

School Board Will Hold Public Hearing on 2021-22 Budget on March 4; Division Proposes Increase in Teacher Raises

ACPS News

The School Board will hold a public hearing next Thursday, March 4, on the school division’s proposed funding request for next school year. The hearing will be accessible to the public via live stream beginning at 6:30 p.m. Those wishing to speak at the hearing can register online from 9 a.m. on Monday until 12 noon on the day of the hearing. Continue reading

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