The Code of Virginia requires that a school division provide 990 instructional hours during the course of one school year. State funding can be withheld if a school division does not meet this state law.
To date, Chesterfield County students have missed six full instructional days and have had a two-hour delay. As a result of the missed days, Chesterfield County Public Schools will not meet the 990-hour requirement without adding makeup days. (The inability to count structured recess time, during which instruction and guidance are provided, reduces the number of hours we provide instruction by 80-90 annually.)
A makeup schedule has been shared several times this year. As a reminder, to make up lost instructional time, these actions are being taken:
Any more days missed will result in an additional five minutes being added (per day missed) to the end of the day.