Pay Increases for Fiscal Year 2023

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As shared in a May 13 Compass post, the Albemarle County School Board approved a budget for the 2022-23 school year that includes a 6% compensation increase for all employees and a step increase for employees on the teacher pay scale. The adopted budget for fiscal year 2023 takes effect on Friday, July 1.

For 12-month employees, the increase will appear beginning with the July 8 paycheck. Ten- and 11-month employees will see the increase as described in our June 9 Compass post. Please do not hesitate to reach out to Human Resources at with any questions.

Charlottesville Area Community Foundation Announces Grant Opportunities

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The Charlottesville Area Community Foundation annually presents ACPS staff with the opportunity to apply for grants supporting innovative and community-oriented programs in our school division. If you have been hoping to start such a program in your school, please contact Helen Dunn, ACPS Legislative & Public Affairs Officer, with some information about what you would like to propose, and she will give you guidance on next steps.

We encourage all of our creative staff members to apply for these grants, which have historically led to some very special opportunities for our educators and students! Continue reading

ACPS Is Looking for a School Board Deputy Clerk!

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If you are interested in public education, have a keen eye for detail, and want to play a meaningful role in an active and engaged community, please consider checking out this exciting job opportunity: School Board Deputy Clerk.

The Deputy Clerk will assist the Clerk of the School Board in managing all activities related to school board meetings, maintaining all official records of the school board, and performing a variety of technical and/or difficult clerical and administrative duties in a team environment. Continue reading

Recruitment Cards: Come Join the ACPS Team!

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Do you know someone who would make a great addition to the ACPS team—someone who believes in our vision, mission and values; has a positive attitude; and wants to make a difference? Be on the lookout for recruitment cards available to share with future ACPS team members! (Check the front office of your school or department.) Consider leaving a few at the barber shop, nail salon, waiting room, or corner store during your next visit. Employee participation is completely voluntary.

Meet and Confer: Seeking Steering Team Participants

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As we move into the 2022-23 school year, we will be implementing Meet and Confer, a model that encourages employee voice in decision-making. We are currently in the planning process and are creating a steering team that will assist in planning and creating processes related to Meet and Confer. Our intention is to form a diverse steering team representative of both teachers and classified employees.

Teachers: If you are interested in serving on the steering team, please complete the Interest Form by Friday, June 17. (We will seek representatives of classified employees separately through each department.) Continue reading

AVID Summer PD Opportunities


Summer AVID professional development (PD) opportunities are now available in the Professional Learning Management System (PLMS). This summer, all AVID PD opportunities will be offered through Zoom. Teachers who complete six courses will receive a certificate of completion for AVID PD. AVID’s professional learning is built around high-quality Communities of Practice designed to meet the diverse needs of educators. These courses are targeted toward secondary educators (6-12) and provide an understanding of how to create a thriving learning culture, raise the level of commitment to student success, and engage and inspire students with WICOR (Writing, Inquiry, Collaboration, Organization, and Reading) strategies. Continue reading

Important Paycheck Information for 10- and 11-Month Employees

As we close out this school year, the ACPS Department of Human Resources extends our sincerest thanks for all you have done for our students during the school year. Every single ACPS employee impacts student growth and learning and supports Albemarle County families. Your hard work has made a difference this year!

Attention 10- and 11-Month Employees: Given the Payroll Clarity transition that started in January, we want to provide information that may be helpful for you as we head into summer. This information is in addition to the benefitsFOCUS message we shared earlier today that addresses benefits deductions over the summer. (If you are a supervisor reading this, please ensure that your employees have this information, and answer their questions with the support of the HR team.) Continue reading

benefitsFOCUS: What you should know about pay/benefits before summer break and tips for those who are leaving us this year!

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You made it! It’s almost the end of the school year, and whether this is your last year with us or you’re returning for the 2022-23 school year, there are a few things we want you to remember about benefits and pay before you head off for summer break. Continue reading