Chesterfield schools to pay $2,500 in bonuses to Food and Nutrition Services staff members

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Chesterfield County Public Schools will pay bonuses up to $2,500 to Food and Nutrition Services employees.

In addition to a $500 incentive already approved through Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief funding, each Food and Nutrition Services employee will receive a potential additional bonus of $2,000. That is a potential total of $2,500 for the 2021-22 school year.

“We are immensely grateful to our Food and Nutrition Services team,” said Chesterfield County School Board Chair Ryan Harter. “Despite the challenges of COVID-19, their outstanding service has not wavered.”

Here are eligibility requirements to receive the bonuses:

  • Must be a part-time or full-time employee of Food and Nutrition Services.
  • Must be employed on the dates listed below.
  • May not be absent more than two days within the previous month (excluding mandatory quarantine, approved sick leave, bereavement, jury duty and other approved absences).

This incentive will be awarded in five installments of $500 following this schedule: If employed on       Incentive will be in paycheck issued on

Oct. 1, 2021               Oct. 31, 2021

Nov. 1, 2021              Nov. 30, 2021

Jan. 1, 2022                Jan. 31, 2022

April 1, 2022              April 30, 2022

May 1, 2022               May 31, 2022

“We value our Food and Nutrition Services staff members and cannot thank them enough for the time and effort they put into feeding the children of Chesterfield County,” said Superintendent Merv Daugherty. “Children who are hungry cannot focus on academics, so Food and Nutrition Services employees help our students succeed each day. In addition to recognizing ongoing efforts of our current staff members, we hope this incentive will help recruit new people to fill vacancies.” Apply to join the Food and Nutrition Services team at or call Human Resources at 804-748-1984. (Applicants who need access to a computer can apply 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday in the School Board central office at 9900 Krause Road.)

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