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Seven Chesterfield County teachers were recognized Thursday for achieving National Board Certification, one of the most widely recognized honors in the teaching profession. In addition, several of the school division’s current certified teachers renewed their certification. There are 123 National Board Certified Teachers (NBCT) now working for Chesterfield County Public Schools. “National Board Certification is… Full Article


The Chesterfield County School Board selected a new chair and vice chair Tuesday, Jan. 8, during its first meeting of the year. Matoaca District representative Rob Thompson was chosen by his colleagues to serve as chair. Midlothian District representative Dr. Javaid Siddiqi was selected vice chair. “I appreciate the confidence my colleagues have shown in… Full Article


The Chesterfield County School Board approved its 2019 meeting schedule during its first business meeting of the new year. Work sessions will occur prior to the business meetings; both meetings typically will be held on the second Tuesday of each month. School Board work sessions will begin at 3 p.m. in Room 502 of the… Full Article


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.


Students, staff and schools across Chesterfield County are celebrating this week creating inclusive learning environments that serve a diverse community of learners. “It’s important that we take time to recognize the collaborative efforts of families and staff to provide optimal learning environments for all students, specifically within this week’s celebration our students with special needs,”… Full Article


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


Chesterfield County Public Schools has been selected to the College Board’s ninth annual AP District Honor Roll, one of just two school divisions in Virginia to receive this prestigious honor and the only large school division in the commonwealth to be selected for the recognition. Nearly 375 school divisions in the U.S. and Canada were… Full Article


According to data from the National Center for Education Statistics, there are approximately 3.1 million teachers in the United States. Out of all those millions of teachers, at least according to the National Council for the Social Studies, the No. 1 middle school history teacher in the country works right here in Chesterfield County Public… 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