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The Chesterfield County School Board on Tuesday night took action to support and advance three elementary school construction plans, which are designed to replace older facilities and help address increases in student enrollment in the western part of Chesterfield County. The School Board approved the inclusion of a new 360 West elementary school in its… Full Article


Kindergarten registration for Chesterfield County Public Schools is April 11. Kindergarten is a full-day program offered in every Chesterfield County elementary school. A child must be 5 years old on or before Sept. 30, 2019, to attend kindergarten. Every Chesterfield County elementary school will register incoming kindergartners from 9 a.m.-7 p.m. on April 11. Parents… Full Article


Approximately 300 school and school division partners were recognized last week at Chesterfield County Public Schools’ annual Business and Community Partners Appreciation Luncheon sponsored by the Virginia Credit Union. Conexus, Publix Super Markets and Chesterfield County Mental Health Support Services have been selected as 2019 Partners of the Year for their contributions in support of the school division’s students, schools and families.
“Strong partnerships are an integral component to any school division’s success,” School Board Chair Rob Thompson said. “Our Board is grateful to be part of a community that has been a strong supporter of Chesterfield County Public Schools. We are fortunate to have a number of partners willing to invest in our efforts to create a better tomorrow. Our partners are vital to helping us ignite passion in all of our students through authentic and captivating experiences.”


Hopkins Elementary Principal Dr. Lisa Hill has been named Chesterfield County Public Schools’ recipient of the 2019 R.E.B. Award for Distinguished Educational Leadership.  The R.E.B. Awards for Distinguished Educational Leadership recognize central Virginia principals who go beyond day-to-day demands to create an exceptional educational environment for students and staff members. “Dr. Hill is a true… Full Article


Anticipating openings in several critical needs areas during the 2019-20 school year, Chesterfield County Public Schools is searching for educators with a strong academic background and a passion for preparing students for success!Highly qualified candidates seeking to work with Team Chesterfield as teachers of special education, English as a Second Language, secondary mathematics, secondary science, world languages, career and technical education, and family and consumer science are encouraged to apply to be interviewed during a March 22 recruitment event. We’re also recruiting nurses, school counselors, psychologists and social workers.


Advisory committees established by the Chesterfield County School Board are one way that community members can connect with their local schools. Such advisory committees can provide guidance and recommendations regarding issues critical to the successful operation and academic performance of Chesterfield County Public Schools.


2016 countywide redistricting proposal was not acted on by the School Board; considered too disruptive based on the number of students it proposed to move.
At that time, the School Board acknowledged the likelihood of redistricting when replacement and/or renovated schools were built and opened.
Old Hundred Elementary would open at approximately 62 percent capacity, allowing for future growth.
Watkins, Swift Creek, Evergreen and Woolridge students would be transitioned to Old Hundred
Additional changes to nearby school attendance zones would be made to balance enrollments, improve operational efficiency and provide cleaner boundaries.


Recognition given for success in reducing achievement gaps The National Association of ESEA State Program Administrators has announced that Ettrick Elementary School has been named a National ESEA Distinguished School. Ettrick Elementary is one of up to 100 schools throughout the country being nationally recognized for outstanding student achievement in 2018. The National ESEA Distinguished… Full Article


The Community Foundation and the R.E.B. Foundation recognized five Chesterfield County teachers with 2018 R.E.B. Awards for Teaching Excellence during a regional ceremony last week. Seven other Chesterfield County teachers were recognized as finalists for the award. Together, these 12 Chesterfield County teachers will receive $60,000 in professional development grants. The educators were part of… Full Article


Five Chesterfield County schools are among the 59 K-12 schools in Virginia to have received 2018 Purple Star designation for their support of military children and their families. Curtis Elementary, Hopkins Elementary, Spring Run Elementary, Carver College and Career Academy and Matoaca High were the only schools in the Richmond-metro area to earn the special… Full Article