Superintendent’s FY2022 Budget: Investing in the Creators of Tomorrow #
Chesterfield County Public Schools employs more than 7,500 full-time staff members. As a people-intensive business, salary is the single-largest expense involved in the annual budget. During last year’s budget cycle, the Superintendent identified the need to address salary compression in the teacher pay scale. This prompted a salary study to see what concerns needed to be addressed.
Watch this video to learn more about the salary compression study and why one of Superintendent Dr. Merv Daugherty’s main goals in the proposed FY22 budget is to correct the teacher pay scale.
CCPSOnline registration open for the 2021-22 school year #
CCPSOnline is built for flexibility and offers all students the opportunity to take select middle school courses and high school credit courses online. Students enrolled in the program have the option to take some or all of their courses online. Students are also encouraged to consult with their school counselor if they have questions.
For course information, costs, frequently asked questions, online application, and the application tracker, click here.
Registration for the CCPSOnline 2021-22 school year is open through Friday, July 9. (Registration for the summer session is not open yet.)
Career and Technical Centers program registration open for the 2021-22 school year #
Maintaining an emphasis on hands-on technical knowledge and skills and workplace readiness skills, the Career and Technical Center’s career and technical education programs provide 17 one-year and 13 two-year courses that enable students to prepare for future careers and further post-secondary education.
For more information about the program, available courses, frequently asked questions and the online application, click here. Students are also encouraged to consult with their school counselor if they have questions. Acceptance status will be posted mid-to-late March, pending the volume of applications submitted. Registration for the 2021-22 school year is open through Sunday, Feb. 28.
Kindergarten registration for the 2021-22 school year #
Attention Class of 2034: Online kindergarten registration for the 2021-22 school year is coming soon. Online preregistration, a list of frequently asked questions, and detailed information about the registration process will be available for families at the end of February.
CCPS Welcoming Communities: LGBTQ+ Families #
Growing up is challenging. Being yourself should not be.
Join the Office of Family and Community Engagement for a panel discussion for LGBTQ+ families and their advocates. The discussion can be attended anonymously, with questions submitted prior to the event. The panel will consist of parents of LGBTQ+ youth, students, teachers, and counselors and provide general information and insights.
To register for the virtual event on Feb. 8 at 6:30 p.m., click here.
More Than Sad: Suicide Prevention for Parents #
The Chesterfield County Suicide Awareness & Prevention Coalition is hosting More Than Sad, a program that teaches parents how to recognize signs of depression and other mental health problems, initiate a conversation about mental health with their child, and get help.
The next session is Thursday, Feb. 11 from 7- 8:30 p.m. To participate in one of the free online Zoom sessions, please register at least 30 minutes in advance to receive login information. Visit bit.ly/mtsccps2-11 to register.
This program is appropriate for general audiences and for participants ages 18 and older, and is presented by the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention Virginia Chapter in partnership with Chesterfield County Public Schools and the Chesterfield Suicide Awareness and Prevention Coalition.
Virginia State University (VSU) recently announced an initiative that will provide access for an estimated 300 Pell-eligible students who live near the VSU campus to attend the university at no cost for tuition. This initiative is for students who live within the proximity of the campus and desire access to a four year University that can provide a quality education and experience.
To qualify, students must be Pell Grant-eligible, meet the university’s admission requirements, and live within a 25-mile radius of VSU. This initiative provides qualified students, who have limited financial resources, the option to attend a four year university directly out of high school.
For more information, please visit https://www.vsu.edu/prospective/how-to-apply.php.
Curbside meals distribution: February reminder #
Chesterfield County Public Schools’ Food and Nutrition Services team has updated the meals distribution schedule for February in order to best serve families as we begin to transition cohort Nos. 1, 2 and 3 students back to in-person learning five days a week.
As of Feb. 1, curbside meals service distribution will be on Tuesdays and Thursdays only.
- Afternoon curbside service will be from 3:30- 4:30 p.m.
- Meals distribution locations for curbside service have changed.
- There will be only four off-site meal distribution locations.
An updated list of available curbside pickup locations beginning Feb. 1 can be found at bit.ly/CCPSMealsUpdates.