• News Release: 10/9/2019 Chesterfield School Board will not pursue pre-Labor Day start for 2020-21 school year

    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 start in early 2020 to a newly seated School Board. If approved for 2021-22, this would potentially provide families with approximately 16 months notice of a major calendar change.

    Current School Board members stated a preference to defer any potential pre-Labor Day change to the 2021-22 school year, understanding that families and staff already have set vacation plans for August 2020. The current School Board, which leaves office at the end of December 2019, also suggested that it is more appropriate for the incoming School Board to discuss the 2020-21 school calendar.

    In January 2020, school division leaders intend to propose a post-Labor Day start for the 2020-21 school year. A draft look at the proposed 2020-21 calendar with a post-Labor Day start is available here: https://go.boarddocs.com/vsba/chesterfield/Board.nsf/files/BGKM3T564752/$file/ATTACHMENT%20B%20-%20Calendar%20Draft%20%232%20-%20Traditional%20Post-Labor%20Day%20Start.pdf.

  • “Relaunch Chesterfield” Aims to Reopen Chesterfield Businesses


    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.    

    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.

    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.