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Advisory Groups

​​​​​​​​​Key Division-Level Advisory Groups

NamePrimary PurposeMeeting FrequencyContact
Albemarle Education Association (AEA) Exchange Committee​Subset of representatives from the AEA, a local chapter of the Virginia Education Association. The committee works with the Superintendent and key leaders on issues of concern and importance to AEA members.MonthlyAmy Gaertner
Athletic Advisory CouncilServes as a forum for parents, students, and school officials to share ideas and exchange information in order to further advance the quality of the athletic student experience within ACPS.AnnuallyJay Thomas
Budget Advisory CommitteeAnaly​zes, evaluates and advises the Superintendent and division staff regarding budgeting practices and priorities from a business perspective. The committee is composed of business professionals with significant budgeting experience.Oct-Feb (3 meetings)​
Maya Kumazawa
​Charter Schools Review CommitteeReviews charter school applications, conducts applicant interviews, and makes recommendations to the School Board. The committee convenes upon receipt of Charter School applications and meets, as necessary, to carry out the responsibilities designated in School Board Policy LC.As neededChad Ratliff
Classified Employee Advisory Committee (CEAC)​Founded to provide​ a two-way forum for classified employees to have input regar​ding potential employee policy creation and/or changes and to bring forward employee issues that could not be successfully addressed through existing channels.​Bi-monthly​
Brodie Downs​
County Student Advisory Council (CSAC)​Represents the opinions of students in an advisory capacity to the Albemarle County School Board. Council members aim to better share and exchange ideas and solutions to common problems across schools and work to better the school system and the surrounding community.MonthlyJohn
Equity and Diversity Advisory CommitteeAdvises the division on adopting and modifying policies and practices to address equity and opportunity gaps to improve student achievement. Committee members serve two-year terms.MonthlyBernard Hairston
Gifted Advisory Committee Oversees the implementation of the Local Plan for the Education of the Gifted, participating in the biennial review and revision of the Local Plan, and reporting to the School Board through the Superintendent about the needs of gifted learners in our county.QuarterlyMaureen Jensen
Long-Range Planning Advisory Committee (LRPAC) Informs and advises the Superintendent and School Board in the development of comprehensive, long-term plans for facility needs in the most effective way and in support of the school division’s strategic plan.Monthly​
Rosalyn Schmitt
​Parent Council Serves as a forum for parents, educators, and school officials to share ideas and exchange information in order to further advance the quality of the public education system within Albemarle County.MonthlyPatrick McLaughlin
Redistricting Advisory Committee (RAC)​ When convened, works in cooperation with staff to analyze relevant data and redistricting options to present to the Superintendent.As neededRosalyn Schmitt
School Health Advisory Board (SHAB)​Assists with developing health policy in the division and evaluating the status of school health, health education, the school environment, and health services.QuarterlyEileen Gomez; Kevin Kirst
​Special Education Advisory Committee (SEAC) Comprised of parents of students who require special education services, other interested persons from the community, and educators in the field who have an interest in special education. The committee provides advice concerning the needs of children with disabilities receiving special education services and assists the in the formulation and development of long-range plans for these children.MonthlyKevin Kirst
​Teacher Advisory Committee (TAC)Group of teachers, including a representative f​rom each school, who meet with central staff to discuss items of interest to teachers and give feedback on county initiatives and programs.Monthly for nine months of the school year
Jay Thomas; Michele Castner
Title I Parent Advisory​ ​Provides feedback and suggestions for ways Albemarle County can improve our Title I program.Semi-AnnuallyCatrina Sims

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