Highlights from the Aug. 15, 2022 School Board meeting

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The Chesterfield County School Board’s annual retreat included presentations on the Community Facilities Bond Plan and the CCPS strategic plan. The Aug. 15 business meeting included these agenda items:

Administrative appointments

Dr. Daugherty introduced the following new administrators: Chandra Hayes, Director of Equity and Student Support Services; Melanie Jasinkiewicz, Principal of Matoaca Elementary; Elke Namola, Executive Assistant and Clerk to the School Board; and Justin Savoy, Coordinator of Chesterfield Recovery Academy.

The board approved the following administrators as part of the recommended personnel actions:

  • New hire: Sammy Robillos, Assistant Director of Employee Relations and Staffing
  • Change in assignment: Shana Jones-Banks, Assistant Principal at Chester Early Learning Academy; Laura Kaplan, Assistant Principal at Bird High; Toni Kilpatrick, Associate Principal of Robious Middle; MaryAlyse Klement, Associate Principal of Carver Middle; and Shirelle White, Assistant Principal of Matoaca Elementary.

Awards and recognitions

Congratulations to Thomas Dale High School’s theater teacher, Taylor Bernard, for being awarded the CCPS Performing Arts Unsung Hero Award.

The following citizens were recognized for their service to School Board advisory committees: Carolyn Ferraro, Audit and Finance Committee; Jeff Siffert, Career and Technical Education Advisory Committee; Cassandra Barksdale Stanley, Citizens Budget Advisory Committee; Christopher Williams, Citizens Budget Advisory Committee; Mary Beth Camacho, Citizens Budget Advisory Committee; Dr. Lisa Hill, Gifted Education Advisory Committee; Samantha Graham, Gifted Advisory Committee; Endy Burton, Gifted Education Advisory Committee; Terri-Ann Brown Watts, School Health Advisory Board; and Trinette Randolph, School Health Advisory Board.

The following bus drivers were recognized for their outstanding performance: Renee McLeod, Area 1, Bus 175, 1 year of service; Willie Wilbourne, Area 2, Bus 822, 7 years of service; Candace Bezares, Area 3, Bus 835, 4 years of service; Natalie Goulet, Area 4, Bus 744, 1 year of service; and Dierdre Lamb, Area 5, Bus 235, 4 years of service.

The following food service employees were recognized for their outstanding performance: Patricia Edmonds, Food Service Associate at Providence Middle, 5 years of service; Tyree Surratt, Manager in Training at Bailey Bridge Middle, 5 years of service; Jerome Robinson, Food Service Associate at Clover Hill High, 7 years of service; and Bobby Trayer, Manager at Watkins Elementary, 5 years of service.

Board actions

The consent agenda was approved as presented. Memos of interest included:

  • Memo #094-22: Recommended Personnel Actions
  • Memo #095-22: FY2023 – Acceptance of New Grants
  • Memo #096: Review and Approval of FY2023 Tuition Rates for Nonresident Students
  • Memo #097-22: Seat Time Waiver 2022-23
  • Memo #099-22: Deed of Gift for Three Shadeplay Canopies at Bettie Weaver ES
  • Memo #100-22: Acceptance of Donations
  • Memo#101-22: Appomattox Regional Governor’s School – FY 2023 Technology Grant Appropriation
  • Memo #102-22: Appointment of Members to School Board Advisory Committees
  • Memo #111-22: Superintendent’s Contract
  • Memo #112-22: Approval of the Chesterfield County School Board-Chesterfield County Police Department Memorandum of Understanding

Memo #098-22 was pulled from the consent agenda for individual action.

The board approved an amended Memo #107-22, which recommended that the board adopt a number of policies, effective immediately. These policies can be found here

The board approved Memo #108-22, which recommended that the board suspend its rules and waive a second reading of the policies contained therein and adopt the policies effective immediately.

The board approved Memo #109-22, which recommended that the board authorize the Director of Procurement to execute requirements contracts with ECS Mid-Atlantic LLC, Hana Engineers and Consultants LLC, Johnson, Mirmiran & Thompson Inc., Marsh and McClennan Agency, and Wetland Studies and Solutions Inc. to provide environmental, occupational Health and safety engineering services.

The board approved Memo #110-22, which recommended that the board accept the new grant that was awarded after the adoption of the FY2023 budget and request that the Board of Supervisors increase the Operations and Maintenance appropriation category by $1,760,000 for the VDH Reopening Schools Grant.

The board approved Memo #098-22, which recommended that the board adopt the recommended price increase for school meals for the 2022-23 school year.

You can find more information on BoardDocs. You can also watch meetings in full at chesterfieldschoolsva.swagit.com/school-board.


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