Upcoming Summer Professional Development Opportunities


The ACPS Office of Professional Development would like share the following summer 2023 professional development opportunities, including Responsive Classroom (core and advanced) and Developmental Designs (for middle school and high school), as well as a reminder about the Embracing Our Narratives Summer Teacher Institute being offered by the Jefferson School African American Heritage Center. (Please note: The deadline to apply for the Institute is today!) Click on the embedded links for session details and registration information: Continue reading

Interested in Driving a Bus to Earn Additional Pay?

Are you interested in earning some extra money? Have you ever considered taking on a bus route outside of your regular workday? That’s now a possibility… come drive a school bus! Worried that you don’t have a commercial driver’s license (CDL)? That’s not a problem! Our Transportation Services Department has a training program that will allow you to earn your CDL in time to drive for the 2023-24 school year! If you already have a CDL, you may be able to start driving sooner!

Superintendent Haas recently shared this brief video celebrating the work of Lakeside Middle School teacher Jeff Matriccino, who has taken on additional duties driving a school bus in the afternoon.
Our bus drivers make such a big impact in our community! This recruiting commercial featuring bus driver Michelle Stanislaus illustrates why our drivers are so important.
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1095-C Forms Now Available in ADP

IRS Form 1095-C

The 1095-C is a tax form that we are required to issue to certain employees due to Affordable Care Act (ACA) requirements. Think of the 1095-C as a kind of W-2, but for benefits. It details your medical insurance coverage, including coverage for dependents who are covered under our medical plan, and documents the offer of coverage to certain eligible employees who did not elect coverage on the plan.

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Mental Health First Aid Training Opportunity on March 6

school psychologist helping student

Interested in supporting students who are experiencing mental health challenges? Consider signing up for Albemarle County Public Schools’ Mental Health First Aid training, open to all staff. Right now, there are 18 seats still available in our next course coming up on Monday, March 6. You can register online through the Professional Learning Management System (PLMS). To learn more about this training, please see our September 27 Compass post.

Superintendent Presents Draft Funding Request of $257 Million for 2023-24 School Year

Construction site crane building a blue 3D text that reads BUDGET

Last Thursday evening, Superintendent Haas presented a needs-based and balanced funding request for the 2023-24 school year to the Albemarle County School Board. The request, totaling $257.3 million, includes an increase over the current adopted budget of nearly $10.9 million. The increase is supported by anticipated revenues that include an 8.8% increase in local funding and a 6.9% increase in state funding.

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Join Us on Feb. 25 for the 9th Annual WinterSongs Concert!


Saturday, February 25, 2023 | 5 p.m. | Monticello High School Auditorium & Livestream

Mark your calendar and prepare to join us at 5 p.m. on Saturday, February 25, for the ninth annual WinterSongs benefit concert! The concert, which raises money for the Shelter for Help in Emergency, will bring together eight women’s choruses from schools in Albemarle and Louisa counties as well as Charlottesville City for a stirring program that culminates with 200 vocalists on stage for the finale. Since its debut in 2015, WinterSongs has raised more than $30,000 to assist local women in crisis. Continue reading

DPLC Schedule for Feb. 20


Teachers: We are looking forward to meeting with everyone on Monday, February 20, for our Division Professional Learning Community (DPLC) meetings. Please click here to access the schedule for the day. As a reminder, all teachers in grades 3-5 should attend the “Making Meaning” session from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. If you have any questions regarding the schedule, please reach out to the lead coach for the content area.