Budget process #
The Chesterfield County School Board met Feb. 22 to approve the financial plan for fiscal year 2023 as part of the annual process to adopt a budget for Chesterfield County Public Schools. Changes from Superintendent Merv Daugherty’s initial budget proposal can be seen in the presentation shared with the board. No changes were made to the proposed investment in the school system’s workforce. All of the documents shared in the School Board meeting can be found here.
“Our main budget focus remains compensation and student growth,” said School Board Chair Ann Coker. “We have to reward and value our teachers and staff so they will remain committed to CCPS, while also persuading new teachers and staff to join CCPS.”
The budget process continues as the Virginia General Assembly works on the state budget, which includes funds for public education, and as the Chesterfield County Board of Supervisors works on the countywide budget, which includes the Chesterfield County Public Schools budget.
Dr. Daugherty will submit the proposed CCPS budget and capital improvement plan to the Chesterfield County administrator by March 1. The county will hold virtual budget community meetings and then formal public hearings on the county’s budget. Then, the county and schools will work to finalize the budget prior to April 6, when it will be adopted by the board of supervisors. Click here for information about Chesterfield County’s budget calendar, scheduled dates for virtual community meetings, budget hearings and more.
- On Jan. 25, Dr. Daugherty presented his proposed budget to the School Board.
- The Citizens Budget Advisory Committee met numerous times to receive information and provide input and submitted its final report and recommendations to the School Board on Feb. 8.
- The School Board held budget work sessions, a public hearing and town hall meetings in each magisterial district to review the proposals and so board members, who attended these meetings, could receive input.
- Meetings were held with community members, school groups, school administrators and staff members to receive comments and suggestions.
Additional budget information is available on mychesterfieldschools.com.
Awards for Chesterfield volunteers #
Chesterfield County is accepting nominations for the Chesterfield Community Champions awards, which honor residents who volunteer their time and resources. To nominate a volunteer in your life, complete a nomination form before March 14. There are seven categories for nominating volunteers:
- Youth (ages 12 and younger)
- Teen (ages 13 and older)
- Youth group (two or more volunteers under age 18)
- Adult (ages 18 to 59)
- Senior (ages 60 and over)
- Group (two or more volunteers with no age restriction)
- Organization (a business, church, etc.)
Coffee + Conversation #
Parents and caregivers are invited for weekly Coffee + Conversation, free virtual sessions 1-2 p.m. offering helpful information. March 2 will cover the delivery of special education services and thinking outside the box. Register for the sessions that most interest you: bit.ly/3f4C7V7. Coffee + Conversation is hosted by the school system’s Family and Community Engagement Office and Chesterfield County Prevention Services.
Awards for extraordinary alums #
The Chesterfield Education Foundation is seeking extraordinary alums of Chesterfield County Public Schools for 2022 Bravo! Awards. Previous winners include educators, athletes, musicians, military leaders, scientists, entrepreneurs, doctors, elected officials and business leaders. What they have in common — in addition to having graduated from Chesterfield County Public Schools — is that they make a significant difference in the world. Nominate alums for Bravo! Awards before March 31 at my.reviewr.com/s2/site//BRAVO-Awards.