Chesterfield County Public Schools Community News.

Dear Students, Parents, Teachers and Administrators: In an unprecedented effort, organizations across America are underwriting free admission to the Academy Award-nominated film Selma for students across the country. #SelmaforStudents is designed to expose students to the history associated with the civil rights challenges of the past so that Americans can build a stronger future. Started… Full Article

Throughout central Virginia, April 16 is the date to register children for kindergarten. 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 to attend kindergarten. Every Chesterfield County elementary school will register incoming kindergartners 9 a.m.-7 p.m. April 16, so… Full Article

Due to continued issues with road conditions through the county and in response to historic, record low temperatures forecast during the time students would be waiting for buses in the morning, Chesterfield County Public Schools will remain closed for students on Friday, Feb. 20. Chesterfield County Public Schools will have a teacher workday and a… Full Article

Manchester High and Clover Hill High teamed up to Strike Out Cancer on Feb. 12 at Uptown Alley. In a friendly competition, the schools raised more than $10,500 for Hitting Cancer Below the Belt, a local nonprofit that works to prevent cancer and promote early detection and research. Melinda Conklin founded the nonprofit in memory… Full Article


Each year, the Scholastic Art and Writing Awards honor the creative abilities of middle and high school students throughout the country. This year in regional competition, Chesterfield County students achieved a total of 96 Gold Keys, 81 Silver Keys and 135 honorable mentions. Gold Key winners go on to national competition; national winners will be… Full Article

There is still time for adults to register for classes offered by Chesterfield County Public Schools. The Adult Continuing Education Office provides many opportunities for lifelong learning, including these workforce training classes that still have space available: Medical administrative assistant class will meet 6-8 p.m. on Mondays and Wednesdays from Feb. 9 to May 18… Full Article

This year’s top speller in Chesterfield County Public Schools is Christina, an eighth-grader at Bailey Bridge Middle. She won the countywide spelling bee on Jan. 29. The spelling bee runner-up is Russell, an eighth-grader at Midlothian Middle. The spelling bee lasted 20 rounds, with only Christina and Russell left standing when round 13 began. Russell… Full Article

View the full FY 2016 Budget Proposal FY16 Proposal Presentation FY16 Expenditures Detail   Adopted FY 2015 Budget Capital Improvement Program FY 2014 – FY 2020 The superintendent’s proposed FY 2016 operating budget contains reasons for optimism. The proposal for the 2015-16 school year includes a 2 percent salary increase for all employees, the continued… Full Article

Members of the Chesterfield County School Board may attend a symposium on poverty and education at 6:15 p.m. Jan. 22 in the large auditorium near the commons area of the main campus of Thomas Dale High School, 3626 W. Hundred Road. Door 10 is place to enter for the symposium.