Chesterfield School Board approves 2019-20 calendar modifications

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During its business meeting Monday night, the Chesterfield County School Board approved modifications to the 2019-20 school calendar that closes school for students on Virginia’s presidential primary day and provides for some of that instructional time to be made up.

As a result of this change:

  • Tuesday, March 3 is a student holiday for all students. For teacher purposes, it will be half teacher workday and half school-based professional development.
  • Friday, March 13 is a full day of instruction for students instead of a three-hour early release for teacher professional development.
  • Friday, March 20 is a full day of instruction for students attending a year-round elementary school, Bellwood and Falling Creek, instead of a three-hour early release for a teacher workday.

There are 47 Chesterfield County schools that will be used as voting precincts on March 3. Two schools (Bird High and Tomahawk Creek Middle) house two precincts, meaning that Chesterfield County schools account for nearly 60 percent of the total voting precincts. Residents utilize various parts of schools, including cafeterias and gyms, for voting purposes.

With the approved March 3 calendar change, Chesterfield County Public Schools will still exceed the state requirement of 990 instructional hours, provide residents with additional parking opportunities to vote and continue to promote a safe, supportive and nurturing learning environment for students.


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