Attention VRS Hybrid Plan Members: Changes Are Coming to Your Defined Contribution Deduction Schedule

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Right now, employees in the VRS Hybrid Plan have money taken from their first two paychecks each month for their Defined Contribution account. Starting July 1, 2024, VRS-participating employers are required to take both mandatory and voluntary Defined Contributions from every paycheck, even in months with three paychecks (such as August 2024 and January 2025 in the 2024-25 school year). The total yearly contribution will stay the same, but the amount taken from each paycheck will be smaller because it’s spread out over more paychecks. Here’s a summary of the deduction schedule for the 2024-25 school year: Continue reading

CATEC’s 50th Anniversary Celebration – Sept. 28

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CATEC will be celebrating its 50th anniversary as an important educational option for the Charlottesville community. Opening its doors in 1973, CATEC has provided real-world educational opportunities to thousands of Charlottesville area youth and adults.

Join us on Saturday, September 28, to celebrate this important milestone as we look forward to our school’s future in the community. Activities will include a ribbon-cutting ceremony to unveil our new name and signage, as well as food, activities for families, tours of the facility, and raffles.

Mary Baldwin School of Education Info Session – June 27

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Are you interested in earning a teaching license/degree or an additional endorsement in areas like Curriculum & Instruction, Reading Specialist Education, Gifted Education, ESL, Authentic Learning and Leadership, or Special Education? Courses are online and asynchronous! Attend Mary Baldwin’s virtual information session to learn more about their teacher education program, reduced tuition, and their deferment plan: Continue reading

Mark Your Calendar: Paramount Theater Teacher Reception – Aug. 7

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Save the date! The Paramount Theater will host their annual Teacher Reception on Wednesday, August 7, from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. This special event will provide an opportunity to meet and greet fellow educators, preview the 2024-25 arts education season, and learn about using The Paramount Theater as a classroom resource. All ACPS employees will be welcome! Stay tuned: Invitation to follow in mid-July! Continue reading

Public Education Foundation to Honor 2023-24 Teacher Innovation Grantees on Sept. 17

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As part of its 20th anniversary campaign to fund innovation in public schools, the Public Education Foundation of Charlottesville-Albemarle (PEFCA) set out to help fund 35 public schools in Albemarle County and Charlottesville City with at least one program each, and even more if possible. Mark your calendar! PEFCA has announced that Teacher Innovation Grantees for the 2023-24 school year will be recognized at a special reception at 4 p.m. on Tuesday, September 17, in Charlottesville. Stay tuned for a formal invitation and more details later this summer!