• CCPS News Release: Chesterfield County Public Schools launches CCPS 101 Citizens Academy for residents, community leaders

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    September 18, 2019
    September 18, 2019
    News release
    Tim Bullis · 804-639-6906
    Executive Director of Communications
    and Community Engagement


    Chesterfield County Public Schools launches
    CCPS 101 Citizens Academy for residents, community leaders

    Curious about the engaging ways Team Chesterfield educators are teaching students to apply information learned when correct answers are easily found on the Internet? Want a better understanding of the logistics of operating the country’s 67th largest school division? Interested to see how your local school division is preparing students with the life skills necessary to be prepared for college and career readiness?
    Then apply to be part of Chesterfield County Public Schools’ inaugural CCPS 101 Citizens Academy! This new community engagement program consists of six information sessions designed to provide in-depth looks in everything education in Chesterfield County.
    Attendees will meet monthly from October-May to learn about specific topics and engage in activities designed to broaden their understanding of and provide insight into the opportunities that exist for our students and staff. Sessions will be held in the evening from 6-8 p.m. with a light dinner provided courtesy of business partner support.
    Date Topic Location
    October 17, 2019 CCPS Overview School Board Office
    November 7, 2019 Budget 101 Clover Hill High School
    January 9, 2020 Academics 101 Beulah Elementary School
    February 6, 2020 Operations 101 Providence Middle School
    March 12, 2020 Planning 101 Watkins Elementary School
    April 2, 2020 Life-Ready 101 CTC@Hull
    May, 2020 School Board Meeting  
    “An active and engaged community means better opportunities for our students,” School Board Chair Rob Thompson said. “As good stewards of our taxpayers’ investment in public education, we’re excited to show residents, some who may not have been in a school in 15-20 years, what we are doing in today’s 21st century classrooms, how we are doing it and why we are doing it.”
    Whether you are a new business owner wanting to know more about the community you have invested in, a retired community member wanting to know more about how public education has changed or a faith or civic leader seeking a better understanding of Team Chesterfield, CCPS 101 is for you! 
    Those interested in attending CCPS 101 should complete this short application form: https://forms.gle/XWWY6RjLXwUfGa4RA. All applicants will be notified regarding acceptance into the program by October 7. Please email ccpsinfo@ccpsnet.net should you have any additional questions. Because the number of participants is limited to approximately 25 and the sessions build upon each other, a commitment to attend all sessions is requested. 
    “Two cornerstones of community partnerships are ongoing information sharing and communication,” Superintendent Dr. Merv Daugherty said. “CCPS 101 is an opportunity to share with our community members more about what it takes to run a large school district and engage them in meaningful dialogue that builds an understanding of and support for public education in Chesterfield County.”

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    Tim Bullis, Director, Community Relations
    (804) 748-1405