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In addition to the broad spectrum of programs in each comprehensive high school, Chesterfield County Public Schools offers students the opportunity to participate in optional academic programs related to special academic interests. During their eighth-grade year, students can decide whether or not they wish to apply to a specialty center or Governor’s school. Starting Monday, […]

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School division’s overall on-time graduation rate up to 92 percent On-time graduation rates increased at seven of Chesterfield County’s 10 comprehensive high schools during the 2019-20 school year, according to data released this week by the Virginia Department of Education. Graduation rates jumped by 4.49 percentage points for the Class of 2020 at Monacan High […]

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Phased-in re-entry plan would include meeting task force-developed metrics The Chesterfield County School Board voted Monday night to start the 2020-21 school year in a virtual learning setting, with students participating online at home while teachers teach from their classrooms. Meanwhile, Superintendent Dr. Merv Daugherty will create a public health task force to determine key […]

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Team Chesterfield Class of 2020 and families, Graduation is an annual rite of passage for high school seniors – an opportunity to celebrate 13 years’ worth of friendships, hard work and amazing academic accomplishments with family and staff members. For weeks, Chesterfield County Public Schools leaders held out hope that we would be able to […]

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Team Chesterfield families and staff, This is an historic day in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Unfortunately, it is not the history that you or I probably care to be a part of. Per Governor Northam’s announcement earlier this afternoon, Chesterfield County Public Schools will be closed for the remainder of the 2019-20 school year due […]

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Team Chesterfield families, The unprecedented times we wrote to you about last week continue. Chesterfield County schools and school division offices will be closed through at least April 13. At this time, we hope to reopen schools and school division offices on Tuesday, April 14. Uncharted waters related to COVID-19 require us to make decisions […]

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Team Chesterfield families, These are unprecedented times. Unprecedented times call for unprecedented measures. With the Governor’s declared state of emergency due to COVID-19 and today’s regional guidance that there are no large gatherings of more than 250 people at one place at one time, we are taking the unprecedented step of closing schools due to […]

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Greenfield Elementary Principal Melissa Reams has been named Chesterfield County Public Schools’ recipient of the 2020 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. 

“[Melissa] exemplifies next level leadership skills, personal relationships with school community, commitment to educational excellence and a contagious positive attitude that has created a family culture within our diverse school,” Greenfield Elementary physical education teacher J.P. Gates said in his nomination letter.

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The Chesterfield County School Board has approved a $727 million budget that will fund operations for the 2020-21 school year. The budget approval represents approximately a $55 million increase from the current operating budget, yet falls short of meeting all of the needs identified in earlier discussions about the cost of doing business in 2020. […]

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Marian Wright Edelman once said, “Education is for improving the lives of others and for leaving your community and world better than you found it.” During the course of 150-plus years, Chesterfield County Public Schools has been served by outstanding people who have devoted their career to just that — improving the lives of children in their community.

Whether it’s teachers, administrators, support staff or community volunteers, our nationally recognized school division has been supported by individuals who have given their time and talents to impact our students’ education in a meaningful way. The Chesterfield County Public Schools Hall of Fame, presented by the Chesterfield Education Foundation and sponsored this year by TowneBank, is a way to recognize and honor memorable educators and community members who have dedicated their time and effort to support students. 

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