C.A.R.E. Citizen Randy Zackrisson Running for School Board

We need to raise the standards at ACPS! YOU DESERVE BETTER! Dear Fellow Citizens, We are preparing a post to showcase how poorly ACPS has handled community engagements this summer. Citizens who engaged on important topics were blatantly ignored by both the administration and the school board.  While CARE is an apolitical group, part of […]


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Practical Implications of ACPS’s Proposed Transgender Policy

ACPS has published its Draft Transgender Policy. This policy is meant to take effect for the2021-2022 school year for all K-12 schools. There is an information session this Wednesday,July 28th. The school board is expected to review the draft, consider changes, and will vote toadopt a policy during their August 12 meeting. Anyone with concerns […]


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Prepare For & Attend July 28 Transgender Policy Feedback Session

Background: ACPS released a draft of the Policy on the Treatment of Transgender and Gender-Expansive Students on July 2, 2021.  Two full weeks later, on July 16, 2021, ACPS released the much-anticipated information about the planned July 28, 2021 community information session for this policy.  The press release can be found here. This session will be a uni-directional, livestream presentation.  There […]


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See What Resources Were Used to Create the Courageous Conversations curriculum

This Book is Antiracist by Tiffany Jewell Nice White Parents podcast How to be an Antiracist by Ibram X. Kendi America Psychological Association resources for families PBS-How to talk to kids about Antiracism Stamped by Jason Reynolds and Ibram X. Kendi  a book for kids (students will read this book in high school as part […]


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ACPS Strategic Plan with Survey Results & Analysis

Introduction The Albemarle County Public Schools have been working on new Strategic Plan to replace the existing Horizons 2020 Strategic Plan. Most of this work occurred in 2020 and was led by an outside consulting group. This group also led the modification of the “Portrait of a Graduate” to include topics that are over 60% […]


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Significant/Please Read: Draft ACPS Strategic Plan Set for School Board Vote

The Albemarle County Public Schools have been working on new Strategic Plan to replace the existing Horizons 2020 Strategic Plan. Most of this work occurred in 2020 and was led by an outside consulting group. This group also led the modification of the “Portrait of a Graduate” to include topics that are over 60% focused […]


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