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Pilot Program to Increase School Bus Safety Reduces Illegal Passing of School Buses by Motorists by More Than 50 Percent

School Bus Pilot

A pilot program designed to improve safety conditions for children who enter or exit school buses has reduced the number of dangerous incidents on Albemarle County roads by more than 50 percent. The program involved the installation of extended stop arms that are three times as long as the stop arms currently in use on school buses throughout the Commonwealth.

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2018-19 Budget Survey Now Open!

Budget Survey

Community input plays an important role in the budget development process. Please take this opportunity to participate in our budget survey by 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, December 3.

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Golden Apple Awards 2017-18

Golden AppleNominations are now open for the 2017-2018 Golden Apple Awards, a program designed to honor outstanding teachers in public and private schools in Albemarle County and Charlottesville City. One winner is selected from each school, and eight winners also will receive a $1,000 Golden Apple Grant, which can be used for classroom materials or to support the recipient’s professional development.

The deadline for school principals to receive nominations from students, parents, school staff, and community members, is Thursday, February 1, 2018.

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ACPS Seeking Volunteers to Serve on Long-Range Planning Advisory Committee

The Albemarle County School Board is seeking applicants for seats on the Long-Range Planning Advisory Committee. This committee is responsible for developing capital improvement program recommendations for the Superintendent and School Board. Applications are being accepted to represent the Jack Jouett, Rio, Rivanna, Samuel Miller, and Scottsville magisterial districts and for an At-Large position. The deadline for applications is Friday, December 1.

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State Transportation Department’s "Keep Virginia Moving" Campaign Will Be a Work of Art for Local Students This Winter

Keep Virginia Moving

An unusual art project will find its way along neighborhood streets this winter at the sign of the first snowfall. That’s when six snow plows from the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) will take to local roads adorned with the imaginative talents of Albemarle County Public Schools art students.

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Dr. Pamela Moran Will Retire June 30, 2018, Dr. Matthew S. Haas Appointed as Successor

Pam Moran and Matt Haas

The Albemarle County School Board this evening appointed Dr. Matthew S. Haas as the school division’s 20th Superintendent, succeeding Dr. Pamela R. Moran, who announced her retirement today. Dr. Moran will retire on June 30, 2018, and Dr. Haas’ appointment takes effect the next day, July 1.

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Albemarle County Public Schools’ Ira Socol Selected by Center for Digital Education as One of the Nation’s Top Tech Trailblazers

Ira Socol

The Center for Digital Education, a national organization whose mission is to “nurture a community of thought leaders who are rethinking education with technology as the catalyst,” has named Ira Socol as one of its 30 top technologists, transformers and trailblazers.

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Joint Statement From Charlottesville City & Albemarle County School Superintendents, School Board Chairs

Joint Statement

Dr. Rosa Atkins, Superintendent of Charlottesville City Schools, and Dr. Pamela Moran, Superintendent of Albemarle County Public Schools, have issued the following joint statement. They are joined in this statement by the School Board Chairs of both divisions, Juandiego Wade for Charlottesville City, and Kate Acuff from Albemarle County.

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16 Programs at Nine Albemarle County Public Schools Receive Shannon Grants

Shannon Grants

A new restaurant will be making its debut next spring in a rather unusual form—a traveling school bus. The Charlottesville Albemarle Technical Education Center (CATEC) has received a $5,000 grant from the Shannon Foundation to begin work on the project, which will bring together students from across the school. It is believed to be the first program of its kind in the nation. In addition to CATEC, the Shannon Foundation awarded $8,137 to eight Albemarle County public schools in support of 15 programs.

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Albemarle County Public Schools One of Nine School Divisions in Nation to Earn Top Environmental Award From U.S. Department of Education

Green Ribbon

Albemarle County Public Schools has earned the federal government’s premier environmental impact designation in the field of education. Only nine school divisions across the country received the Green Ribbon Schools District Sustainability Award, conferred by the U.S. Department of Education earlier this month. There are more than 13,000 school divisions in the United States.

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National Assessment Organization Ranks ACPS in Top Five in VA, Top Five Percent in Nation

NICHE

Niche, a national education assessment organization, which each year evaluates more than 60 million K-12 school reviews and survey responses to identify the Best Public School Districts in America, has ranked Albemarle County Public Schools among the top five school divisions in Virginia and among the top five percent of all school divisions in the nation.

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On-Time Graduation Rate for Albemarle County Seniors Exceed Both State And National Rates

Grad

The on-time graduation rate for Albemarle County Public Schools’ 2015-16 senior class was 95 percent, again exceeding state and national averages, which were 91 and 82 percent, respectively. Albemarle County students continued to graduate at a higher on-time rate than the statewide average for every one of the nation’s 50 states.

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Pilot Program to Increase School Bus Safety Reduces Illegal Passing of School Buses by Motorists by More Than 50 Percent
Western Albemarle’s Fall Production This Thursday Through Saturday Offers Audiences a World Record Experience
7th Annual John E. Baker Dinner Is This Friday, November 10
Redistricting Advisory Committee Will Host Community Meeting on November 8 at Agnor-Hurt
Student Event This Friday Calls Attention to the Threat of Substance Abuse Among Teens, Including From E-Cigarettes
ACPS Seeking Volunteers to Serve on Long-Range Planning Advisory Committee
State Transportation Department’s Keep Virginia Moving Campaign Will Be a Work of Art for Local Students This Winter
Dr. Matthew Haas Appointed Next Superintendent of ACPS
Superintendent Pamela R. Moran Will Retire on June 30, 2018
ACPS Students Outperform State and National Peers on Graduation Rates
 

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