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

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