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Chesterfield County Public Schools

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September 1, 2021


Higher pay for school bus drivers


Through partnership with Chesterfield County, Chesterfield County Public Schools will increase pay and offer additional bonus incentives to help attract and retain school bus drivers and staff members who hold a commercial driver’s license. Starting pay for bus drivers will increase from $17.21 to $20.21 per hour. Current transportation employees who hold a commercial driver’s license will also see a pay increase and will be eligible for a bonus up to $3,000 during this school year. Click here to see a video of the Aug. 20 news conference announcing this news.


Teaching and learning together



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Students and teachers were happy to reunite at the start of the school year. See more videos on the school system’s YouTube channel.


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We’re hiring!


Chesterfield County Public Schools has jobs available. We are hiring teachers, bus drivers, food service associates and many more positions. Every open position is posted on our website.


Sept. 1 deadline for openings on School Board advisory committees


Advisory committees established by the Chesterfield County School Board are one way community members connect with their local schools. Advisory committee members are appointed from each of the county’s five magisterial districts and include parents, teachers, staff members, students and others interested in helping Chesterfield County Public Schools achieve its vision of creating a better tomorrow. Advisory committee members must reside in the district they represent. Special Education Advisory Committee members must have a child currently receiving special education services. Please apply online by Sept. 1 if you are eligible and interested in these openings:

  • Bermuda District seat on Environmental Stewardship Advisory Committee (partial term ending June 30, 2022)
  • Matoaca District seat on Environmental Stewardship Advisory Committee (partial term ending June 30, 2023)
  • Bermuda District seat on Special Education Advisory Committee (partial term ending June 30, 2022)
  • Dale District seat on Special Education Advisory Committee (partial term ending June 30, 2023)
  • Midlothian District seats on Special Education Advisory Committee (partial terms ending June 30, 2022, and June 30, 2023)

Under Virginia’s open government requirements, meetings are generally required to be held in person. The current meeting schedule is available here. If you are unable to meet in person, please note that in your application under “availability for meeting attendance.”


Important dates on Chesterfield school calendars


The 2021-22 school year calendar includes these upcoming dates:

  • Sept. 3 is a student and staff holiday.
  • Sept. 6 is a student and staff holiday.
  • Sept. 16  is a student and staff holiday.

The calendar for Bellwood Elementary and Falling Creek Elementary (our year-round schools) includes these upcoming dates:

  • Sept. 3 is a student and staff holiday.
  • Sept. 6 is a student and staff holiday.
  • Sept. 16  is a student and staff holiday.
  • Sept. 17 is a three-hour early release for students and teacher workday.
  • Sept. 20-Oct. 1 is an intersession break (academic/enrichment programming).


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  • September is Attendance Awareness Month.
  • September is National School Success Month.
  • September is National Suicide Prevention Month.
  • Sept. 15 – Oct. 15 is National Hispanic Heritage Month.
  • Sept. 5-11 is Suicide Prevention Week.
  • Sept. 6 is Labor Day.
  • Sept. 11 is the anniversary of 9/11.
  • Sept. 12 is Grandparents’ Day.
  • Sept. 12-18 is National Arts in Education Week.
  • Sept. 17 is Constitution Day.
  • Sept. 19 is Talk Like a Pirate Day.
  • Sept. 21 is IT Pro Day.
  • Sept. 22 is the fall equinox.
  • Sept. 28 is National Voter Registration Day.
  • Sept. 29 is World School Milk Day.


COVID-19 vaccine connections


  • Vaccines are free and available to all. VaccineFinder.org provides accurate and up-to-date information.
  • An anonymous COVID-19 text notification system provides Chesterfield County residents with updates from the Chesterfield Health District and county government. Residents can text CfieldCOVID to 888777 to sign up for text notifications.
  • Free or discounted Lyfts to vaccinations are available.


Chesterfield County Public Schools
P.O. Box 10, Chesterfield, VA 23832