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Resource Utilization Study

Resource Utilization Study

The Albemarle County School Board commissioned a Resource Utilization Study in June 2007 as a strategy for achieving Strategic Goal 5, "Establish efficient systems for development, allocation, and alignment of resources to support the Division's vision, mission, and goals." The study was conducted over a five-month period by the Commonwealth Educational Policy Institute (CEPI) at Virginia Commonwealth University.

The CEPI team, led by Dr. William Bosher, a former Virginia superintendent of schools, presented the Resource Utilization Study Report to the School Board on December 6, 2007. The report includes 176 findings and observations, and 117 recommendations in eight focus areas.


At its December 6, 2007 meeting, the School Board implemented a schedule for reviewing the report results and determining short-term and long-term priorities for in-depth exploration by School Division staff:

Dec. 6, 2007 School Board receives report.
Dec. 13, 2007 School Board discusses report with CEPI Executive Director during public work session.
Dec. 14, 2007 - Jan. 9, 2008 School Division staff develops recommendations for short-term and long-term actions and associated costs based on the study.
Jan. 10, 2008 School Board hears staff recommendations and provides direction to staff regarding which short-term and long-term actions to pursue. Jan. 11-23, 2008 Staff discusses implications of Board-desired actions and develops feedback/considerations for the School Board.
Jan. 24, 2008 School Board hears staff recommendations and provides final direction.

Staff implements actions and provides periodic progress reports for the School Board. The following reports have been provided to the School Board as they relate to the Resource Utilization Study:

Building Services Resource Utilization Update (April 2008)
Capacity Formula Revisions (May 2008)
Transportation Efficiency Study (August 2008)
Central Office Reorganization (September 2008)

School Division Master Planning - Southern Feeder Pattern

Matrix of Division Work from recommendations in the Resource Utilization Study

Key Issues Summary Progress Report (April 2009) for Resource Utilization Study Recommendations

For more information about the Resource Utilization Study, contact the Office of the School Board at 434-972-4055.

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