As we approach the start of the 2020-21 school year on Tuesday, September 8, we understand that staff may need to request leave or other accommodations because they are unable to fulfill the duties and work expectations of their positions. Human Resources has provided information about accommodation requests; leave requests; separation of employment; outstanding contracts; and important dates and deadlines in the following document: Return to School Accommodation and Leave Requests.
The school division recognizes that due to the disruptions to personal and work schedules related to the COVID-19 pandemic, many employees are not able to take time off. We previously announced that the conversion of annual leave at or above 320 hours that normally occurs at the end of an employee’s birth month has been temporarily disabled. In recognition that employees may not be able to take time off for the immediate foreseeable future, the suspension will be extended until February 28, 2021. Continue reading
Contracts were distributed to licensed teachers and administrators via ACPS email addresses on June 12. If you have not already returned your contract, please do so at this time. Signed contracts are due Friday, June 26. Continue reading
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” (firstname.lastname@example.org) on Friday, June 12, after the School Board approves reappointments Thursday evening. Continue reading
Licensure Specialist Michael Thomas will be hosting two Licensure Q&A sessions this week:
Michael will review recent licensure modifications passed by the Virginia General Assembly (see below). These modifications address the hands-on aspect of CPR for renewal and initial licensure and the status of provisional licenses and renewable licenses that expire June 30, 2020. Keep in mind: All emergency modifications expire January 1, 2021. Continue reading
With the disruptions to personal and work schedules related to the COVID-19 pandemic, we realize that many employees are not in the position to use annual leave at this time in order to avoid losing leave above the 320-hour maximum accrual cap set in Policy GCC, Leave Program. Effective immediately, we are temporarily disabling the conversion of annual leave at/above 320 hours that normally occurs at the end of an employee’s birth month, allowing those with birthdays in March, April, and onward extra time to use overflow annual leave. Continue reading
The start of a new school year brings increased requests from financial services vendors who wish to have access to our employees. They may indicate that they are “official” County vendors and have Human Resources Department approval to present information about their products to staff. Unless information about these presentations comes directly from the Human Resources Department, you should be aware that none of these vendors has such an endorsement. Continue reading
The start of a new school year often brings about increased requests for access to school employees from those soliciting financial services. Please allow this to clarify the Division’s practices regarding financial services vendors in the schools. Continue reading