There is a virtual town hall meeting that you can attend tonight regarding the ACPS budget. For more information, please follow this link: http://www2.k12albemarle.org/school/SMS/Documents/ACPS%20News%20Release_Virtual%20Town%20Hall%20Debuts%20Jan%2026%20for%20Jack%20Jouett%20District_012215.pdf
(ALBEMARLE COUNTY, Virginia) – Albemarle County residents of the Jack Jouett
Magisterial District will have an opportunity this Monday evening, January 26, to participate in an electronic town hall meeting with their representatives from the Albemarle County School Board and the Board of Supervisors. The town hall will begin at 7 p.m., and residents will be able to attend the meeting virtually at http://bit.ly/jointownhall.
Residents can begin joining the session at 6:30 on Monday evening. They can visit a second
site ahead of time to test their connection and for directions on how to participate in the town hall at http://bit.ly/setupdirections.
The Jack Jouett District town hall will be hosted by Supervisor Diantha McKeel and School
Board Vice-Chair Dr. Kate Acuff. Also participating will be Col. Steve Sellers, Albemarle County Police Chief; Dan Eggleston, Albemarle County Fire & Rescue Chief; Kathy Ralston, Director of Social Services; and Dr. Matt Haas, Assistant Superintendent of Albemarle County Public Schools.
Among the topics that will discussed are the current level of services being provided by each department as well as the factors that will drive development of the 2015-16 budget requests for local government and the school division. Participants will be able to view and listen to the town hall discussions and submit questions or comments for the panelists and hosts.
Questions will be answered on the air.
The Superintendent’s 2015-16 funding request, received by the School Board on January 15, is available online at: http://bit.ly/budget1516overview. County Executive Tom Foley will be delivering his 2015-16 budget proposal for local government to the Board of Supervisors on Thursday, February 19.
Public hearings on the budget proposals will be held by the School Board on Thursday, January 29, and by the Board of Supervisors on Wednesday, April 1. The Supervisors also will conduct a public hearing on the property tax rate for 2015-16 on Wednesday, April 8, and will adopt a budget and tax rate on Tuesday, April 14.
Monday evening’s electronic town hall is the first of a series of town hall meetings that will be held over the next several months to broaden opportunities for community members to learn about the budget proposals, offer comments, and have their questions answered. Residents of the Jack Jouett district can access the virtual town hall at any time between 6:30 and 8 p.m. on Monday, January 26. The town hall begins at 7 p.m. Up to 200 locations can connect to the meeting at any one time.