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Work session agenda items / presentations included:

  • James River Soil & Water Presentation
  • Health and Dental Contracts
  • Major Maintenance Update
  • Future Plans for Hiring Teachers
  • Strategic Plan Revisions – Short Note Updates

As always, these presentations can be viewed in their entirety on BoardDocs.


The Board approved the following administrators as part of the Recommended Personnel Actions:

New Hires:

  • Robin Hollenbeck, Assistant Director of Compensation and Benefits

Change in Assignment:

  • Jason Buck, Assistant Director of HR Information Systems
  • Douglas Fordham, Assistant Principal at Online Learning
  • Moira Sallade, Assistant Principal at Carver MS

Awards and Recognitions:

Congratulations to the Bird HS boys team for winning the 2022 VHSL class 5 state championship in outdoor track and field. Here are the members of the Bird HS boys state championship outdoor Track team:

  • Coaches: Adam Canning, Anthony Calicutt, Darlington Tawiah, Lamont Bowles, and Justin Snyder
  • Athletes: Jayson Ward (captain), Makai Lewis (captain), El Amir Hanifi, Tyson Satterwhite, Davien Banks, Keomonte Williams, Jashaun Amin, Aubriel Winfield, Kemar Fraierson, and Bryant Lovett

Individual titles were also won by the following students:

  • Jayson Ward won the 400 meter dash with a time of 47.46
  • The 4×400 meter relay team (Makai Lewis, Tyson Satterwhite, Bryant Lovett and Davien Banks) won with a time of 3:21.57
  • Makai Lewis won the 800 meter run with a time of 1:56.93

Congratulations to Kaitlyn Cook, on the Bird HS girls team, who won the long jump with a leap of 18-6. The Bird girls team finished seventh overall.

Congratulations to Madison McConico, of Thomas Dale HS, who won the 2022 triple jump title in Class 6 of the Virginia High School League outdoor track state championships with a leap of 40 feet, 3 inches.

Congratulations to Clover Hill HS for winning the 2021-22 National Guard Cup in Class 5 of the Virginia High School League for year long academic activities success. This is Clover Hill’s second cup, previously winning in 2016. Clover Hill High scored points in these competitions: 

  • Theater: Carli Wilkerson is the adviser and participating students are Laurel Bennett, Sarah Craft, Riot Gradillas, Genesis Gradillas, River DeFrancesco, Jupiter Blanks, Aurora Jarreau, Lumi Voigt, Libbie Radgowski, Gray White and Maddox Barnes. 
  • Debate: Hunter Clark is the adviser and participating students are Nadara Hudson, Vinata Kondragunta, Maggie Matzen, Ayathi Gogineni and Eric Walker. 
  • Film: Amanda Berneche is the adviser and participating students are Kaylee Futrell, Serenity Martin, Kalee Patel, Bailey Brinson, Vinnie Shelah, Jaden Smith, William Whitlock and Johnathan Sabourin. 
  • Yearbook.

The School Board recognized the Friends of Ettrick Early Learning Center for supporting children, families and educators since 2017 who recently had to close due to unavoidable staffing situations.

The following bus drivers were recognized for their outstanding performance:

  • Christie Sam, Area 1, Bus 213, 11 months of service 
  • George Howard, Area 2, Bus 205, 9 months of service 
  • Hope Jones, Area 3, Bus 824,  15 years of service 
  • Bobby Radford, Area 4, Bus 328, 9 months of service 
  • Nohora Chitiva, Area 5, Bus 235, 1 year of service

The following food service employees were recognized for their outstanding performance:

  • Nicole Bennett, Food Service Associate at Meadowbrook HS, 2 years of service
  • Kshipra Shah, Food Service Associate at Elizabeth Davis MS, 1 year of service
  • Heather Campbell, Food Service Manager at Reams Road ES, 1 year of service
  • Tanisha Miller, Food Service Manager at Watkins ES, 3 year of service

Board Actions:

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

  • Memo #113-22: Recommended Personnel Actions
  • Memo #114-22: FY2023 – Acceptance of New Grants
  • Memo #115-22: 2023 Health and Dental Contracts
  • Memo #116-22: Acceptance of Donations
  • Memo #117-22: Deed of Gift
  • Memo #118-22: New Approval of the Quality Improvement Funding Application for Head Start
  • Memo #119-22: Appointment of Members to School Board Advisory Committees

–  The Board approved Memo #124-22 (attached), which recommended that the Board authorize the Procurement Director to enter into a Construction agreement with Gulf Seaboard General Contractors for Falling Creek Middle School Building Construction in the amount of $81,618,815.00, and to approve any necessary Change Orders that do not exceed 10% of the value of the base contract.

– The Board approved Memo #125-22 (attached), which recommended that the Board waive a second reading of and adopt revisions to Policy 2040 and Policy 6131. Redlined versions of these policies can be found attached to this memo and in BoardDocs.

Items for Board Review:

At each meeting, a number of items are shared with the Board for their review and for public consumption via the BoardDocs site. These do not require action on the Board’s part. This month’s packet included:

  • Magisterial District Improvement Funds – FY2023
  • FY2022 – June – Preliminary Expenditures vs. Appropriations (unaudited)
  • FY2023 – July – Expenditures vs. Appropriations
  • Budget Change Request Summary Across Categories – June 2022
  • Budget Change Request Summary Across Categories – July 2022
  • Board Committee Reports
  • PreK Update: July 2022
  • 2022 Head Start Annual Report
  • Strategic Plan Revisions – Short Note Updates

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

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