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Team Chesterfield families, Our teachers continue to provide instructional activities in an effort to keep students engaged and minds active while Chesterfield County schools are closed due to the COVID-19 public health emergency. Teachers have been asked to provide additional content for the next two weeks, understanding that the closure has been extended through at… Full Article


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… Full Article


Team Chesterfield staff members, Thank you for your continued patience as we work through this quickly evolving community health issue! Please remember that the steps we take as a school division are designed to support and protect our students, staff and community as a whole. In an effort to continue to provide mitigation strategies related… Full Article


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… Full Article


Team Chesterfield families, COVID-19 has created a rapidly evolving environment where changes are being made quickly in the interest of public health. Just within the last 24 hours, the World Health Organization has declared an international pandemic; travel from parts of the world to the U.S. has been extremely restricted; Virginia colleges and universities have… Full Article


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.


Team Chesterfield families and staff, We continue to monitor local, regional and national updates related to COVID-19, and continue to work on response plans that are preventative and reactive in nature. While we hope that the disease does not reach our community, we want to be prepared. We have implemented an aggressive cleaning schedule in… Full Article


Team Chesterfield families and staff, Maintaining a safe, supportive and nurturing learning environment remains a top priority for Chesterfield County Public Schools. School division leaders are collaborating with and continuing to look for guidance from the Chesterfield Health District and the Virginia Department of Health regarding the latest national and international news regarding a new… Full Article


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…. Full Article


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.