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Congratulations Carolyn Harlow

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Congratulations to Clover Hill Elementary School’s Carolyn Harlow, one of six Virginia teachers selected as a state finalist for the 2016 Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching. The award — regarded as the nation’s top honor for mathematics and science teachers — recognizes teachers who develop and implement high-quality instructional programs that improve student learning.


Welcome back, teachers!

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Welcome back, teachers! Our team has been preparing for your arrival, and we cannot wait to welcome you back!  Thank you to the office team members, principals, and leaders that have organized us for your return.  Thank you to the support and cleaning staff members, many who worked hard throughout the weekend, for getting our …Read More


Modernizing and enhancing our work

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The Superintendent’s Transition Team meets for the first time today. We have national leaders from the education field, local business and community leaders leaders and some of our award-winning staff members on the team. Together, we’ll chart our path toward the future seeking to maintain the quality work we have going on while modernizing and …Read More


Welcome to the team!

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Today we’ll welcome nearly 500 educators new to Chesterfield County Public Schools. As part of New Educator Orientation, they’ll spend this week learning more about CCPS and the school they’ll serve. Excited by the passion and enthusiasm! This is going to be a great year! Welcome to the team!! #oneCCPS.


Getting to know our community

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I spent this morning with members of the Chesterfield Business Council, getting to know our community even better. Business support of our public schools is so critically important! And it’s just as important that our two-way partnership supports the business community. By providing them with a high-quality, skilled workforce, we are perhaps the business community’s …Read More


Join our team

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I did a photo shoot yesterday with members of our Transportation Department. We have great drivers, a great support team and outstanding leaders. Getting our students to school safely … is there a more important job? Want to join our team? Apply here


Transition Plan

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I’ve learned a lot about our great school division in the five-plus weeks that I’ve been Superintendent. I’ve also assembled leaders from across the area to serve on my transition team. Learn more about my transition plan


Planning for the future

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It’s hard to believe that he start of school is only a month away, We’re busy planning for the future. I met Thursday with nearly 300 school and school division leaders, and then hosted the School Board at our first retreat. I’m impressed with the leadership within this school division! #oneCCPS


Dr. James Lane is among Superintendents to Watch

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The photo shows Dr. James F. Lane during a meeting earlier this month with leaders in Chesterfield County Public Schools. The National School Public Relations Association is honoring Dr. James F. Lane as one of the nation’s Superintendents to Watch. Only 24 school superintendents across the country were selected, and Dr. Lane is the only …Read More


Positive school environments

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I met with leaders from across our school division yesterday. We talked more about creating positive school environments that engage students and staff in innovative and relevant work. I want our students and staff members to love coming to school every day. Student engagement should be our focus. If we master that, student achievement will …Read More


Shining examples of academic excellence

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I made it to two shining examples of academic excellence earlier this week. I stopped in to visit Beulah and Bensley elementary schools, both of whom have earned recognition as National Title I Distinguished Schools. At Beulah, I learned how their garden is helping provide real-life learning experiences for summer school students. At Bensley, I learned the …Read More


#OneCCPS

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Although I’ve been transitioning to Chesterfield County for the last 100 days, I’m finishing up my first official week as your new superintendent. This week I’ve met with elected leaders, business officials and staff members to learn even more about our great school division. I’ve been very impressed with what I’ve seen and the feedback …Read More


A message from Dr. Lane

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While today is my first official day in the office, I’ve been in Chesterfield County learning more about our community for the last three months. I’m impressed by what I’ve seen so far – we have great teachers, great leaders and great schools. I look forward to meeting you in the coming months as I …Read More


Meeting notice updates 4-11-2016

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Details about two closed meetings previously announced for April 15 have changed. Here is the up-to-date information: Under Section 2.2-3711(A)(1) of the Code of Virginia to discuss the performance of a specific employee, the Chesterfield County School Board will hold a closed meeting at 7:30 a.m. April 15 in the superintendent’s conference room of the …Read More


Chesterfield selects Dr. James F. Lane as superintendent

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The Chesterfield County School Board announced today its unanimous selection of Goochland County Public Schools Superintendent Dr. James F. Lane, a former Chesterfield County school administrator, as the next superintendent of Chesterfield County Public Schools. Lane’s appointment, which is scheduled to be voted on tonight by the School Board, is effective July 1. Superintendent in …Read More


Meeting notices 12-1-2015

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Under Section 2.2-3711(A)(2) of the Code of Virginia to discuss student discipline, the Chesterfield County School Board will hold a closed meeting at 4 p.m. Dec. 3 in the School Board conference room of the School Administration Building, 9900 Krause Road. Members of the Chesterfield County School Board, Chesterfield County Board of Supervisors and legislative …Read More


Meeting notices November 2, 2015

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Members of the Chesterfield County School Board may attend the R.E.B. Awards for Teaching Excellence ceremony at 7 p.m. Nov. 9 at the Virginia Historical Society, 428 N. Boulevard in Richmond. Members of the Chesterfield County School Board may attend a reception sponsored by the Chesterfield County Council of PTAs/PTSAs 7-8:30 p.m. Nov. 9 at …Read More


Meeting notices 10-14-2015

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Members of the Chesterfield County School Board may attend a meeting with faith leaders 8-9:30 a.m. Oct. 21 in the boardroom of the School Administration Building, 9900 Krause Road. The Capital Construction Goals and Accountability Committee, which includes members of the Chesterfield County School Board and the Chesterfield County Board of Supervisors, will meet at …Read More


A Message From the Superintendent

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Superintendent Marcus Newsome announced today that he will retire effective July 1, 2016. Here is his letter to the School Board and employees of Chesterfield County Public Schools. Dear Members of the Chesterfield County School Board and Employees: This letter is presented to inform you of my intention to retire as Superintendent of Chesterfield County …Read More


Cosby High is named a National Blue Ribbon School

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Principal Brenda Mayo (center of front row), School Board Vice Chair Dianne Smith (to Dr. Mayo’s left) and Superintendent Marcus Newsome celebrated Cosby High’s recognition with staff members who undertook the Blue Ribbon application process. The U.S. Department of Education today named Cosby High School a National Blue Ribbon School; only 335 schools out of …Read More


Meeting notices 8-27-2015

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Under Section 2.2-3711(A)(2) of the Code of Virginia to discuss student discipline, the Chesterfield County School Board will hold a closed meeting at 4:30 p.m. Sept. 1 in the School Board conference room of the School Administration Building, 9900 Krause Road. The Chesterfield County School Board will hold a work session 4-6 p.m. Sept. 9 …Read More


Meeting notices 6-16-2015

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Members of the Chesterfield County School Board may attend the graduation ceremony of Chesterfield Community High at 7 p.m. June 8 in VCU’s Siegel Center, 1200 W. Broad St. in Richmond. Under Section 2.2-3711(A)(2) of the Code of Virginia to discuss student discipline and under Section 2.2-3711(A)(1) to discuss employee discipline, the Chesterfield County School …Read More


Meeting notices 6-3-2015

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Members of the Chesterfield County School Board may attend the graduation ceremony of Chesterfield Community High at 7 p.m. June 8 in VCU’s Siegel Center, 1200 W. Broad St. in Richmond. Under Section 2.2-3711(A)(2) of the Code of Virginia to discuss student discipline and under Section 2.2-3711(A)(1) to discuss employee discipline, the Chesterfield County School …Read More


Meeting notices 5-21-2015

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Under Section 2.2-3711(A)(2) of the Code of Virginia to discuss student discipline, the Chesterfield County School Board will hold a closed meeting at 3:45 p.m. May 26 in the School Board conference room of the School Administration Building, 9900 Krause Road. The Chesterfield County School Board will hold a work session 4-6 p.m. May 26 …Read More


Virginia Index of Performance Awards

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Gov. Terry McAuliffe and the Virginia Board of Education honored 14 Chesterfield County schools with 2015 Virginia Index of Performance awards for advanced learning and achievement earlier this week. Eight schools earned Board of Education Excellence Awards: Grange Hall Elementary, Greenfield Elementary, Robious Elementary, Bettie Weaver Elementary, Winterpock Elementary, Woolridge Elementary, Cosby High and Midlothian …Read More