DATE: February 6, 2017
CONTACT: Phil Giaramita, Public Affairs and Strategic Communications Officer
PHONE: 434-972-4049

Albemarle County Public Schools Seeking Two New Members for Long-Range Planning Advisory Committee

(ALBEMARLE COUNTY, Virginia) – The Superintendent of Albemarle County Public Schools, Dr. Pamela R. Moran, is seeking applicants for two seats on a citizen advisory committee that has a significant impact on the future quality of public education in the county.

The Long-Range Planning Advisory Committee is responsible for developing capital improvement program recommendations for the Superintendent and School Board. As Superintendent appointments, the two seats are at-large, which can be held by any residents of the county. The deadline for applications is Friday, February 10. The term of office is two years and will begin upon formal appointment.

Specific responsibilities of the advisory committee include researching, reviewing, and making recommendations on school program capacity; enrollment and projections; transportation and operating efficiencies related to facilities planning; creative financing and construction strategies; scope of renovations; school closures and new schools; student accommodation planning; and the division’s requirements for innovative learning environments to accommodate its 21st century instructional model and associated technology resources.

The importance of this work is heightened by the county’s continuing enrollment growth trend and by facilities that, in some cases, have not been modernized in decades.

Applicants should have an interest in or experience with school facilities and capital improvement program planning; demographics and economics; elementary, middle and high school programs and needs; public outreach and communication; and/or municipal design and construction. Members will interact and communicate with the School Board and the public through work sessions and community and focus group meetings.

For more information and to download an application to serve on the Long-Range Planning Advisory Committee, visit:
https://www2.k12albemarle.org/dept/osp/facilities-planning/Pages/lrpac.aspx

Applications are due by 5 p.m. on February 10 and can be submitted to the School Board Clerk via email at jjohnston@k12albemarle.org or at the School Board Office in Room 345 of the County Office Building located at 401 McIntire Road in Charlottesville.

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