The Chesterfield County School Board will hold four community meetings to engage residents on proposals about changes to school starting times that would align with medically suggested best practices and provide students with optimal learning experiences.
All of the following meetings will start at 7 p.m. in the respective school’s auditorium:
School division staff members and School Board representatives will discuss the following proposed starting time changes, along with the possibility of putting afterschool programs at the elementary school level to provide support for parents who need assistance with helping students:
8 a.m. 2:30 p.m.
|Second Group |
8:45 a.m.-3:15 p.m.
|Third Group |
|Buses Needed||Year 1 Cost |
MS (Group 1)
|MS (Group 2)|
ES (Group 1)
|ES (Group 2)||107||$14.3M||$5.2M|
|ES (Group 1)||ES (Group 2)|
MS (Group 1)
MS (Group 2)
|ES (Group 1)||All HS|
ES (Group 2)
Residents unable to attend these meetings may submit feedback via email to email@example.com.
The school division will release an electronic survey about school starting times next week.
After the school division engages with the community on this topic, Superintendent James Lane will make a formal recommendation to the School Board during the upcoming budget cycle in January 2017. No permanent changes would go into effect until the 2018-19 school year at the earliest.
More information is available at http://mychesterfieldschools.com/school-starting-times/.