A Look Back at Some of Our Highlights

As we head into Winter Break and close out the 2022 calendar year, we wanted to share a video that highlights some of the amazing work our employees do to support students and families. Here’s to you… many thanks for a fantastic 2022 and best wishes for a wonderful 2023. You make a difference every day!

Please note that Compass articles will pause over the winter break. Posts will return in the new year on Wednesday, January 4!

HR Weekly Update: Retirement Savings Plan Mailing & New Anthem Cards Headed Your Way

Introduction to Our New 403(b) Retirement Savings Plan Arriving in Homes Soon!


As we shared recently in our Dec. 1 Compass post, ACPS is getting its first official 403(b) retirement savings plan. We anticipate that employees will be able to make contributions to the new plan as of the February 17 payroll.

In the next few days, employees will receive a communication via U.S. Mail that will briefly introduce the new plan and the record-keeper for the plan, Lincoln Financial Group. Continue reading

Homebound Instructors Needed

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ACPS is seeking teachers to provide temporary academic instruction to students who are confined at home or in a health care facility for periods that prevent normal school attendance. Hours are flexible. If you are interested in serving our homebound instruction program, or know someone who would be, please contact Ashby Kindler for more information. Instructors earn the standard ACPS tutoring rate of $30/hour and must hold or be eligible for a Virginia teaching certificate with endorsement in the applicable subject area.

You’re Invited: 2022 Retirement Planning Webinar – Dec. 15

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Thursday, December 15, 2022 | 4 to 5:15 p.m. | Zoom

Are you considering retirement? Have you thought about your retirement date? No matter your retirement date, you likely have questions, such as: How much money will I need in retirement? Where will it come from? What are my options for saving? How does health insurance work?

Please join us for a Retirement Planning Webinar on Thursday, December 15, from 4 to 5:15 p.m. Anyone, including significant others, is welcome to attend; no registration required. On Thursday, click below to join us on Zoom:

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Seeking National Board Certification Renewal?


The Office of Professional Development is interested in supporting staff who are in the process of renewing their National Board Certification. If you are currently seeking certification renewal and would like to collaborate with others who are engaging in the renewal process this year, please complete this brief National Board Recertification form.

We will coordinate with those who are interested to create opportunities to support one another in this endeavor. If you have questions, please email Megan Wood.

Attention All Employees: Complete the 2022-23 Online Annual Training (OATS) by Jan. 31

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Each year, all ACPS employees are required to participate in a review of important policies and procedures. It is imperative that all employees complete this training by January 31, 2023. The 2022-23 Online Annual Training (OATS) is now live in our Professional Learning Management System (PLMS). Remember: When logging in to the PLMS, use your ACPS user name and password (the same credentials you use to sign in to your Outlook email). The OATS course has been assigned to every employee. On your PLMS homepage, you will find the link to the training listed under “Required Courses.” Continue reading

Winter Break & Spring Break Pay for Non-Exempt 10/11-Month Employees

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When “Positive Pay” was implemented as part of the Payroll Clarity Project in January 2022, we determined that there would be situations in which many 10/11-month, non-exempt (overtime-eligible) regular employees would not have scheduled work for an entire pay period. In response, the school board appropriated funds to support our 10/11-month non-exempt staff so that all regular, non-exempt staff would be eligible for pay for at least five (5) days in all two-week pay periods during the school year. In the current school year, these funds provide for up to six (6) additional days of pay for these impacted staff members.

Here is what this means for the 2022-23 school year: Continue reading