A School Board meeting is scheduled for Thursday, March 8, 2018

A School Board meeting is scheduled for Thursday, March 8, 2018 at 6:00 PM in the board room of the School Administration Office.

New Superintendent Search

The Amherst County School Board is in the process of searching for a new superintendent.  The members of the Board are seeking your input regarding the qualities the new superintendent should possess. Please take a few minutes to complete this survey by rating the following statements Most Important to Least Important.  You are asked to complete this survey one time. All survey responses must be submitted by March 1, 2018.

Health Insurance Bids Requested

The Amherst County Public Schools are seeking proposals from qualified providers of group health, dental and vision insurance for their employees.  Their consultant for this procurement project is Mr. Fitz Rogers.  Proposals will be accepted until, but no later than 2:00 PM, March 9, 2018.  Interested parties should contact:  Riggs, Counselman, Michaels & Downes, Inc., 4200 Innslake Drive, Suite 303, Glen Allen, VA 23060; Mr. Fitz Rogers:  Phone: 804-237-5909,  E-mail:  frogers@rcmd.com


The Amherst County School Board has scheduled a public hearing on Wednesday, February 28, 2018, at 6:00 p.m., in the School Administration Building, Amherst, Virginia, to receive public input in the development of a superintendent’s profile.  All interested citizens are invited to attend and express their views.

A School Board retreat budget discussion is scheduled for Wednesday, February 28, 2018

A School Board retreat budget discussion is scheduled for Wednesday, February 28, 2018 at 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM.

Kindergarten Registration 2018-2019

Download the registration flyer here

Registration days for Amherst County children eligible to enroll in kindergarten in the Amherst County Public Schools for the 2018-2019 school year will be held on the dates listed below. Children have to be age 5 on or before September 30, 2018, in order to enroll in kindergarten for the 2018-2019 school year.

Inclement Weather Day Update

Please be advised that February 23 which is listed as a TI/Inclement weather day will be used as a regular student instructional day.

Smart Start Preschool Program Information – Now Accepting Applications for the 2018-2019 School Year

Free, full day Pre-School for your 4 year old (must be 4 by Sept. 30, 2018)
3 Locations:
Madison Heights Elementary
Central Elementary
Amelon Elementary
Program Enrollment limited to: 90 Students, 18 in each class.
No Cost Breakfast, Lunch, and Snack. All school supplies provided. School Bus Transportation included on a limited basis.
Program meets all Virginia State Standards for Pre-School education.

Safety and Security in Amherst County Public Schools

Read more informaiton from the Superintendent about Safety and Secuirty in Amherst County Public Schools


Substitutes are needed in all schools and bus drivers are needed in the transportation department. Please click here for more information. 

All Students Entering Sixth-Grade Must Have Tdap Immunization

Virginia law requires that all students entering sixth-grade have a tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis (Tdap) booster immunization prior to entry into school. Additionally, all new students enrolling into grades seven, eight, and nine must also have a Tdap booster dose.