The Albemarle County School Board is seeking applications from community members who are interested in serving on one of its most influential advisory groups, the Long-Range Planning Advisory Committee. Currently, there are vacancies on the committee for volunteers to represent the Rio and Rivanna magisterial districts and for an at-large representative. Applicants must live in the magisterial district for which they apply, or, in the case of the at-large seat, applicants must be county residents.
The division also is seeking community members who are interested in serving on another vital advisory committee, the School Health Advisory Board.
The Long-Range Planning Advisory Committee (LRPAC) has a significant impact on the quality of public education in the county. Its responsibilities include developing capital improvement program recommendations for the superintendent and school board. Among the specific focus areas for committee members are school program capacity; enrollment and projections; transportation and operating efficiencies; creative financing and construction strategies; and the division’s requirements for innovative learning environments to accommodate its contemporary instructional model and its associated technology investments. A full listing of the committee’s scope of work and operations is available on the Long-Range Planning Advisory Committee web page.
LRPAC applicants should have an interest in one or more of the following areas of study:
- School facilities and capital improvement program planning
- Demographics and economics
- Elementary, middle and high school programs and needs
- Public outreach and communication
- Municipal design and construction
A copy of the committee’s 2022 Report to the Board is located on the LRPAC - Final Reports web page.
The School Health Advisory Board (SHAB) makes recommendations to the school division and to the school board on policies and programs that promote student health, offering guidance on health issues and suggesting improvements to school environments and existing health services. The board currently is seeking new members who live in the Samuel Miller and Scottsville magisterial districts. More information about SHAB is available on the School Health Advisory Board web page.
Community members who are interested in serving on either of these two advisory groups can download an application from the school board’s Committees web page. The term of office for both committees is two years.
Completed applications should be submitted via email to firstname.lastname@example.org or via postal mail to: Christine Thompson, Clerk of the School Board, 401 McIntire Road, Charlottesville, VA 22902.
CONTACT: Phil Giaramita, Public Affairs and Strategic Communications Officer