Community is the foundation of Chesterfield County Public Schools.
Advisory committees established by the Chesterfield County School Board are one way that community members connect with their local schools. Advisory committee members are appointed from each of the county’s five magisterial districts and include parents, teachers, staff members, students and other community members interested in helping Chesterfield County Public Schools achieve its vision of providing “an engaging and relevant education that prepares every student to adapt and thrive in a rapidly changing world.”
There are five advisory committees:
People interested in serving on an advisory committee are encouraged to apply by filling out the online application. Committee members begin their terms at the start of the school year.
Advisory committee meetings are open to the public. Each advisory committee has a designated School Board member who attends meetings, then reports to the full School Board. For more information about the committee process, contact School Board Clerk Rob McDaniel at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The purpose of the Citizens Budget Advisory Committee is to assist the Superintendent and School Board in the evaluation and allocation of resources in accordance with our Design for Excellence 2020 to ensure a high quality, effective and efficient school division.
The work of the committee includes viewing the school system’s budget process, reviewing the historical expenditure, staffing and performance data to report on whether resource allocations further School Board priorities, working with staff during development of the budget to advise the Superintendent and Board on resource allocations relative to alignment with strategic goals; and reviewing projected revenue and expenditure activity and providing advice on options to compensate for variances.
The Special Education Advisory Committee is composed of parents, professionals and others appointed by the School Board for three year terms.
The functions of this committee are:
The Gifted Education Advisory Committee is a VDOE recommended committee which includes of parents, school administrators, counselors, teachers, school psychologists, Gifted Education Department staff and community members. A designated School Board member attends Committee meetings to obtain key information related to Gifted Services within the school division and to offer valuable input from a School Board perspective throughout the year.
The main purpose of the GEAC is to monitor and discuss Gifted Education Program Services in relation to current state regulations and the School Board approved local Plan for the Education of the Gifted. The GEAC provides a venue for Committee members to engage in open discussion of critical issues related to Gifted Education and formulate recommendations that support important focus areas related to Gifted Education Program Services within our school division. The GEAC is committed to promoting reflective practices that encourage open discussion and continuous improvement. Each year the GEAC provides an Annual Report to the Superintendent and School Board that enables stakeholders to monitor progress, review accomplishments, address challenges and target future focus areas related to Gifted Education Program Services in CCPS.
The Career and Technical Education Advisory Committee serves an important role in providing input and supporting career development initiatives. Members contribute to the continuous improvement of Career and Technical Education development in Chesterfield County Public Schools by reviewing curriculum, providing input and supporting budget priorities and recommending workforce development initiatives. The CTE advisory committee collaborates with the school board, superintendent, administrative staff, consumers and parents to promote Career and Technical Education as preparation for transitioning students to the workplace for continuous learning. Members are invited to attend CTE related conferences throughout the year.
The purpose of the School Health Advisory Board is to assist the Chesterfield County School Board with the development of health policy in the school division and the evaluation of the status of school health, health education, the school environment and health services. Major roles may include the following: