• News for Education

    Wednesday, February 26, 2020
    The Chesterfield County School Board has approved a $727 million budget that will fund operations for the 2020-21 school year. The budget approval represents approximately a $55 million increase from the current operating budget, yet falls short of meeting all of the needs identified in earlier discussions about the cost of doing business in 2020. The approved budget ensures that Chesterfield ...read more
    Categories: Community, Education, Press Release, Chamber, Economic, General News Article
    Tuesday, February 18, 2020
                February 18, 2020 Subject:           News release about Southside Opportunity Fund scholarships                         Please run in your chamber newsletter. Thank you. Contact:          Ron White                         Vice President of Member and Public Relations                         Southside Electric Cooperative                         ...read more
    Categories: Education, Community, Press Release
    Thursday, February 13, 2020
    Save time on Kindergarten Registration Day by completing paperwork early Chesterfield County Public Schools will hold Kindergarten Registration Day for the Class of 2033 on April 16 from 9 a.m.-7 p.m.  Families of incoming kindergarten students are strongly encouraged to preregister, completing required paperwork online for free and saving time on the actual Kindergarten Registration Day. ...read more
    Categories: Education
    Wednesday, February 12, 2020
    The Chesterfield County School Board approved the 2020-21 school year calendars during its February business meeting, expressing its appreciation to those who provided feedback and input throughout the calendar adoption process and noting that several changes had been made due to constituents’ voices. Notable changes from the original draft presented in January include: moving parent-teacher ...read more
    Categories: Education
    Monday, February 10, 2020
    Approximately 45,000 households entrust their most precious possessions – more than 63,000 children – to Chesterfield County Public Schools daily.Strong academic performance, a variety of course selections and outstanding teachers, support staff and administrators continue to drive family interest in Chesterfield County Public Schools. The reputation of the county’s schools often inspires families ...read more
    Categories: Education
    Friday, January 31, 2020
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEContact: Marnelle Fanfan804-748-6364 x105Marnelle@chesterfieldchamber.com 2020 Chamber Mega Lunch + Expo  Chesterfield, VA- The Chesterfield Chamber Mega Lunch + Expo is back at a new venue, Richmond Volleyball Club, 200 Karl Linn Drive, on Friday, April 3, 2020. Coming on the heels of a very successful event in 2019, it will be the largest business exhibition in the ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Education, Press Release, Community, Events
    Wednesday, January 29, 2020
    The per-student allocation given to schools to support discretionary spending for instructional supplies and academic supports would increase for the first time in more than 20 years, based on a proposal to invest nearly $3.4 million into Chesterfield County schools during the 2020-21 school year.“We believe it’s time that the school division starts paying for more school-based instructional ...read more
    Categories: Education
    Friday, January 24, 2020
    The Chesterfield County School Board will hold a series of budget work sessions to unpack funding requests made within the Superintendent’s Proposed Fiscal Year 2021 operating budget.Each budget work session is scheduled to start at 4 p.m. in the large conference room at the School Administration Building, located at 9900 Krause Road. Agendas for the budget work sessions will be posted in advance ...read more
    Categories: Community, Press Release, Education, Events
    Wednesday, January 22, 2020
    Team Chesterfield, Chesterfield County Public Schools is the economic driver for our community. People like me move to our community because of our outstanding schools. Our award-winning schools continue to be cited as a model for excellence in public education, and we are proud to be a school division others aspire to be like.  However, there are warning signs that cause concern. Student ...read more
    Categories: Education
    Friday, January 17, 2020
    The Chesterfield County School Board is seeking comments from parents, employees and the community about the proposed calendars for 2020-21, which is available online at mychesterfieldschools.com.  The School Board is scheduled to vote Feb. 11 on the 2020-21 calendar, as well as the 2020-21 year-round school calendar for Bellwood and Falling Creek elementary schools.  Comments may be emailed ...read more
    Categories: Education
    Thursday, January 16, 2020
    The National Forum to Accelerate Middle-Grades Reform seeks to improve academic and developmental outcomes for all students in the middle grades annually by identifying schools that exemplify best practices, promote effective policies, develop leadership, and engage their community. This national group of educators is committed to promoting academic achievement and the best practices that go into ...read more
    Categories: Education
    Tuesday, January 14, 2020
    Achieving a National Board Certification is an accomplishment that is recognized as being a gold standard in teacher certification. By maintaining higher standards for what teachers should know and be able to do, the National Board believes the end result is more rigorous learning for students.  A total of 100 National Board Certified Teachers are now working in Chesterfield County Public ...read more
    Categories: Education
    Wednesday, January 08, 2020
    The 2020 legislative program reflects that Chesterfield County Public Schools is preparing students for successful futures and creating a better tomorrow. Our award-winning school division is preparing every student to be college and career ready.  As we implement our new strategic plan, Imagine Tomorrow, Team Chesterfield is on the cusp of creating classrooms of the future that will allow our ...read more
    Categories: Education
    Wednesday, December 18, 2019
    Newly elected members to the Chesterfield County School Board took their oaths of office this week during an investiture ceremony held at Chesterfield County’s historic 1917 Courthouse. The incoming School Board members were elected in November 2019 to four-year terms that begin Jan. 1, 2020, and end Dec. 31, 2023.Ann Coker, Bermuda District representative-elect, is employed by ITAC, located in ...read more
    Categories: Education
    Friday, December 13, 2019
    Newly elected members to the Chesterfield County School Board will take their oaths of office during an investiture at 5 p.m. Dec. 17 in Chesterfield’s historic 1917 Courthouse, located at 10011 Iron Bridge Road. The incoming School Board members were elected in November 2019 to four-year terms that begin Jan. 1, 2020, and end Dec. 31, 2023. Superintendent Dr. Merv Daugherty will welcome ...read more
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    Wednesday, December 11, 2019
    When it comes to the safety and care of Chesterfield County Public Schools students and staff members, every second matters.  In 2018, the Chesterfield County Public Schools Safety Task Force was created to evaluate current protocols and best practices that ensure the school division is providing a safe, supportive and nurturing learning environment.  This task force’s Work Group No. 2, which ...read more
    Categories: Education
    Wednesday, December 04, 2019
    Over the course of 150-plus years, Chesterfield County Public Schools have been served by outstanding people. Whether it’s teachers, administrators, support staff or community volunteers, our nationally recognized school division has been supported by individuals who have given their time and talents to impact our students’ education in a meaningful way. In recognition of this exceptional work, ...read more
    Categories: Education
    Friday, November 22, 2019
    Dr. Lachelle Waller felt it was important to take time to give back to the community that helped shape her into the person she is today. As she walked the halls of Thomas Dale High earlier this week, she couldn’t help but think about the teacher who changed her life.   “My ninth grade science teacher, Jackie McDonnough, challenged me to recognize where my strengths were,” the 1997 Thomas Dale ...read more
    Categories: Education
    Thursday, November 14, 2019
    The Community Foundation for a greater Richmond and the R.E.B. Foundation recognized six Chesterfield County teachers with 2019 R.E.B. Awards for Teaching Excellence during a regional ceremony earlier this week. Five additional Chesterfield County teachers were recognized as award finalists.These 11 Chesterfield County teachers will receive almost $70,000 in professional development grants. Nearly ...read more
    Categories: Education
    Wednesday, November 13, 2019
    More than 200 business, faith, and civic community partners were celebrated earlier this week for their support of public education in Chesterfield County. During a partnership recognition breakfast sponsored by the Virginia Credit Union, Chesterfield County Public Schools saluted those in attendance who have provided millions of dollars of financial support, in-kind donations and volunteer ...read more
    Categories: Education
    Thursday, November 07, 2019
    For their senior Capstone Project, Sophie Azula and Kate Morris, two students in the Leadership and International Relations Specialty Center at James River High School, are implementing a plan to help better students' education within their own school  community. They have been researching and formulating a plan to combat the digital divide that goes largely unaddressed within public education ...read more
    Categories: Education
    Thursday, October 10, 2019
    Tuesday, Oct. 15, marks the beginning of the last phase of school construction projects overwhelmingly approved by Chesterfield County residents through the 2013 school bond referendum. Construction of the new replacement school for Reams Road Elementary School begins with a groundbreaking ceremony at 10:30 a.m. on Oct. 15. Through these school construction efforts, Chesterfield County Public ...read more
    Categories: Education
    Tuesday, October 08, 2019
    During its work session Monday afternoon, the Chesterfield County School Board arrived at a consensus that it will not pursue a pre-Labor Day start for the 2020-21 school year. The discussion came as two calendar options were presented, one for a pre-Labor Day start and one for a post-Labor Day start.   The school division anticipates presenting a draft 2021-22 calendar with a pre-Labor Day ...read more
    Categories: Education
    Tuesday, October 08, 2019
    Amazing learning experiences in remarkable learning environments are being credited with helping keep Chesterfield County Public Schools students engaged in school and graduating within the expected four-year timeframe.   Chesterfield County Public Schools’ on-time graduation rate remained steady at 91 percent for the Class of 2019, according to data released by the Virginia Department of ...read more
    Categories: Education
    Tuesday, October 08, 2019
    During its business meeting Monday night, the Chesterfield County School Board approved modifications to the 2019-20 school calendar that closes school for students on Virginia’s presidential primary day and provides for some of that instructional time to be made up.   As a result of this change: Tuesday, March 3 is a student holiday for all students. For teacher purposes, it will be half ...read more
    Categories: Education
    Friday, March 03, 2017
    The Chesterfield Chamber supports Dr. James Lane’s proposal to move school start times later. The Chamber’s expectation is that this change will be consistent with positive academic performance and health research correlated to later start times, and that the capital costs and operational expenses will be funded without increasing the budget nor increasing taxes.   Jim Roman, Chairman of the ...read more
    Categories: Education, Press Release, Chamber, General News Article
    Thursday, August 25, 2016
    The Chesterfield Chamber is partnering with the Virginia Council of CEOs to offer an ad hoc CEO Roundtables experience this November.  The CEO Roundtables will provide small business CEOs the opportunity to meet with peers in a confidential, structured setting.   It is a place where you can share your challenges and opportunities with others who “get it.”  This is not a networking nor leads group; ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Education, Press Release, Events
    Monday, May 09, 2016
    For immediate release: May 9, 2016 CHAMPS PROGRAM AT CHESTERFIELD CHAMBER RECEIVES VA DEPT. EDUCATION AWARD   Chesterfield, VA – The Chesterfield Chamber of Commerce’s CHAMPS (Chamber Helping Achieve Meaningful Partnerships in Schools) program has been selected by the Virginia Department of Education as the Region 1 winner of the 2016 Creating Excellence Business and Industry Partnerships ...read more
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    Wednesday, July 22, 2015
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