• News Release: 10/8/2019 Chesterfield School Board approves 2019-20 calendar modifications

    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 teacher workday and half school-based professional development.
    • Friday, March 13 is a full day of instruction for students instead of a three-hour early release for teacher professional development.
    • Friday, March 20 is a full day of instruction for students attending a year-round elementary school, Bellwood and Falling Creek, instead of a three-hour early release for a teacher workday.
    There are 47 Chesterfield County schools that will be used as voting precincts on March 3. Two schools (Bird High and Tomahawk Creek Middle) house two precincts, meaning that Chesterfield County schools account for nearly 60 percent of the total voting precincts. Residents utilize various parts of schools, including cafeterias and gyms, for voting purposes.

    With the approved March 3 calendar change, Chesterfield County Public Schools will still exceed the state requirement of 990 instructional hours, provide residents with additional parking opportunities to vote and continue to promote a safe, supportive and nurturing learning environment for students.
     

  • “Relaunch Chesterfield” Aims to Reopen Chesterfield Businesses

    What?

    Chesterfield Chamber of Commerce, Chesterfield Cabinet and Chesterfield County have united to support a coordinated relaunching of the Chesterfield economy.   Relaunch focuses on issues for businesses and elected officials around the county to consider as reopening plans are made. "Relaunch Chesterfield" is meant to work in conjunction with the Governors’ Covid-19 Business Task Force recommendations as they too begin the work of relaunching Virginia’s economy. 

    "Relaunch Chesterfield" will be developed in partnership with business leaders across a broad array of industry sectors and organizations around the county, including but not limited to the following sections:

    • Health and Safety First/Internal & External Customers
    • Retail
    • Restaurants
    • Hospitality
    • Arts & Entertainment
    • Healthcare Services
    • Personal Care Service Industry
    • K-12 Education & Childcare and Daycare

    "Relaunch Chesterfield" is meant to serve as a start to the conversation for returning more employees and businesses to work, rather than serving as a final, prescriptive set of answers or solutions.

    We are currently seeking participants to work and lead in these individual industry workgroups.  Please submit your information to be considered for an interested industry cluster workgroup by clicking here.    

    Why?
    Businesses are resilient in creating opportunities to thrive in challenging conditions.  Businesses ability to pivot their business model and allow others to learn from that change is important for the greatest number of businesses to relaunch. By joining efforts and bringing businesses and resources together we have the ability to make adjustments quickly and start commerce sooner. 

    When the Commonwealth is ready to open Virginia, Chesterfield will be ready to open.

    How?
    We are looking for 8-10 people for each industry workgroup indicated to develop a framework for success.  Models and examples are already available as a guide from across the Country.  Workgroups using best practices can have the best opportunity for a successful plan.