Special Called Board Meeting, Tuesday, February 7

The Amelia County School Board will hold a Special Called Meeting according to the Code of Virginia 2.2-3707 (D), on Tuesday, February 07, 2023 at the Amelia County School Board Office at 8701 Otterburn Road, Amelia, Virginia at 6:00 p.m. The purpose of this meeting is to hold a joint meeting with the Amelia County Board of Supervisors to present and discuss the CTE Task Force Proposal. 

An agenda for the meeting is available on BoardDocs website. If you have any questions, please call 804-561-2621.

Regular February School Board Meeting, February 13

The Amelia County School Board will hold its February Regular Board Meeting, according to Code of Virginia 2.2-3707, on Monday, February 13, 2022, in the School Board Office conference room at 8701 Otterburn Road, Amelia, Virginia. Closed Session will be held at 5:00 p.m. and Open Session will begin at 6:30 p.m.

Public comments are encouraged. You may continue to email you public comments, if any, to the Clerk of the Board at [email protected] We will continue to provide temporary streaming of the Board Meeting.

An agenda for the meeting will be available at Board Docs on the Amelia County Public Schools website at: www.amelia.k12.va.us . If you have any questions, please call 804-561-2621.

Budget Work Session Meeting, February 17

The Amelia County School Board will hold its February Budget Work Session, according to Code of Virginia 2.2-3707, on Friday, February 17, 2022, in the School Board Office conference room at 8701 Otterburn Road, Amelia, Virginia. The Work Session will be held at 9:00 a.m.

An agenda for the meeting will be available at Board Docs on the Amelia County Public Schools website at: www.amelia.k12.va.us . If you have any questions, please call 804-561-2621.

ACPS is Accepting Submissions for a New School Seal

Amelia County Public Schools (ACPS) currently uses a seal design that is shared by Amelia County and represents the rich agricultural history of the county. Amelia County Public Schools is seeking volunteers to submit entries for a school seal that incorporates the partnership with the county, but also symbolizes the school’s vision and mission.
We invite all members of the community to participate in submitting their design for the school seal. No prizes will be awarded for the selected submission. The selected submission will receive recognition ONLY. Please see the attached Seal Submission Form and Official Rules:

- School Seal Submission Form

Instructional Calendar Survey for the 2023-2024 school year (Calendar Option #1 or Calendar Option #3)

Team Amelia: Good afternoon! During last night's meeting (1/9/23), the School Board has requested feedback from the Amelia County school community regarding two calendar drafts (Option #1- start date August 9th) and (Option #3: start date August 14th) that were presented.
In examining all of our calendar survey data including not only percentages but also individual comments from respondents, a 3rd calendar option was created which includes a slightly later start date (August 14th) along with a full week at Thanksgiving and the loss of some teacher workdays.
ACPS employees recently completed a survey on January 5-6, 2023 on both of these calendar options. We ask that you please complete the same survey which asks two questions. The first question asks you to state which calendar you prefer, Option #1 or Option #3. The second question asks you to give your preference for a full teacher work day on October 13 or January 2. We will share all survey data with the School Board at the February 13, 2023 meeting. Thank you for your time and feedback!

ACPS Instructional Calendar Survey
Calendar Option #1
Calendar Option #3

Amelia County Public Schools Governance Team Earns VSBA Master Board Designation

Amelia, VA - The Amelia County Public Schools Board and Superintendent recently earned the designation of a VSBA Master Board. The Team attended four sessions totaling over twenty hours of professional development beginning in September and ending on Dec 9, 2022. The Discussions, facilitated by staff of the Virginia School Boards Association, focused on team building, improving communication, listening, and board building behaviors. Read the full press release below:
- VSBA Master Board Designation Press Release
- VSBA Master Board Designation Photo  
 

Amelia County Public Schools is recognized by Niche.com as one of the top 10 school divisions in the Richmond area through their list of the 2023 Best School Districts in America.

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Amelia Teachers and Staff Make a Difference

The Virginia Department of Education is releasing two sets of data. The first data to be released includes raw test score data from the spring of this year (2022). This data is listed on School Quality Profiles. The second set of data to be released in mid-September is accreditation data. Accreditation data includes student growth, recovery, and English learner data. The past two years have been challenging for students, teachers, and staff. It is widely known that student achievement suffered as a result of schools closing in March 2020, students attending school only 2-4 days per week during the 2020-2021 school year, and quarantine restrictions on students (up to as many as 24 days) over the past two years. Over 1,000 students (more than 60% of our students) missed 10 days or more of school last year due to isolation or quarantine.

Amelia County Public Schools is proud of the growth made by students last year, even with quarantine restrictions in place. Our teachers and staff have worked diligently to support student growth and achievement. The pandemic has taken years of learning from students and recovery isn’t going to happen overnight. It will take years. We are on a growth trajectory, accelerating learning to the greatest extent possible. Our students are thriving being back in school fulltime, and we are excited about continuing to support the growth of each student as they overcome any learning loss that may have occurred. Please join with us in thanking our teachers and staff for the work they’ve done, and continue to do, for our Amelia students.   

Public Comment - Use of Pandemic Relief Funding for Amelia County Public Schools - ARP Act

Amelia County Public Schools (ACPS) is seeking public comment on the use of grant funds under the American Rescue Plan (ARP) Act Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER) fund. ACPS requests input from the public on how funds retained at the local level should be used to assist in mitigating the effects of COVID-19 on teaching and learning. Commenters may wish to provide input on how students' academic, social, emotional, and mental health needs should be addressed, particularly for student groups that have been disproportionately impacted by the pandemic.
The current plan (Amelia ARP ESSER LEA Plan) is located on the division's webpage under the tab labeled "COVID Response". Public comment will be accepted via Google Survey at https://forms.gle/Ur9jNhfjci9yoQ3h6 or by emailing Dr. Jan Medley, Director of Student Services, at [email protected] with the words "Public Comment" on the subject line. Input provided will inform potential amendments to the local ARP ESSER grant application  
 

ACPS Named Among Top Schools & Universities by Virginia Living

RICHMOND, VA. March 14, 2022—The editorial staff of Virginia Living magazine is pleased to name Amelia County Public Schools to its 2022 list of Top Schools & Universities.
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Sole Source Procurement Announcement

Pending authorization from the Amelia County Public Schools’ School Board, ACPS intends to award a sole source contract to SaniGLAZE of Virginia on Tuesday, February 14th, 2023, for SaniGLAZE tile and grout restoration services to be completed in Amelia County Middle School and Amelia County Elementary School. In compliance with Virginia Code § 2.2-4303 and ACPS Regulation DJF-R, a sole source contract is only awarded after determining that there is only one source practicably available for this service.

We are excited for the opportunity to bring this excellent service to our schools. For questions regarding this or any other procurement by Amelia County Public Schools, please contact Daniel Trump, Director of Finance and School Nutrition, by email at [email protected] or by phone at (804) 561-2621.

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Vision Statement

All learners will be exemplary citizens, forward thinking, spurred to innovate, and future ready.

Mission Statement

The mission of Amelia County Public Schools, a small, inclusive community,  is to develop curious, life-long learners who strive for excellence and success through unique learning experiences led by a highly-motivated educational team in partnership with families and the community. 

 

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