Transportation problems were the focus of much of the discussion at last week’s Chesterfield school board meeting as at least eight people spoke about it during public comment. School district officials said the problems were related to a shortage of school bus drivers, including some who resigned in the... Read more
Boohoo or yahoo? Parents meet for breakfast on first day of kindergarten
Parents of Curtis Elementary kindergarten students celebrate their children’s first day of school last week. Curtis Elementary held its first ever “Boohoo or Yahoo breakfast” for kindergarten parents last Monday. A “Boohoo or yahoo” breakfast describes parents’ reactions to their kindergartners’ first day of school. People had been discussing... Read more
New superintendent coming to Chesterfield schools
ABOVE: Mervin Daugherty, on right, sits next to Chesterfield County administrator Joe Casey. The Chesterfield school board hired Mervin B. Daugherty as its new superintendent during a special meeting last week. Daugherty plans to start in Chesterfield on Nov. 1 after moving from Wilmington, Del., where he has been superintendent... Read more
New Beulah Elementary  readies for opening day
ABOVE: A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held Tuesday, Aug. 14, at the new Beulah Elementary School at 5441 Beulah Road. From left are: county supervisors chair Dorothy Jaeckle, interim school superintendent Rusty Fairheart, school board member Carrie Coyner, school board member Dianne Smith, former school board member David Wyman, school... Read more
State budget may result in more teachers
ABOVE: School board chair John Erbach speaks at the dedication of the new Buelah Elementary School last week. Chesterfield County schools could be getting an additional 27.5 teacher positions as a result of increased funding due to the state budget that was passed in May and signed into law in... Read more
Working groups to submit proposals by September, October
ABOVE: Pictured right, Lt. Jason Seamster of Chesterfield police listens during a Working Group No. 2 meeting last week. Also pictured are Joseph Tylus and Emily Ashley. Last week, Chesterfield’s School Safety Working Group No. 2 continued working on recommendations that it will submit to the School Safety Task Force... Read more
‘Mama B’ is the new principal at L.C. Bird
When Adrienne Blanton wrote a paper in seventh grade on wanting to be a sixth-grade math teacher, she had no idea her educational journey would lead to her being a high school principal. Blanton, who replaces Laura Hebert, is only the sixth principal at the school since 1978. Blanton... Read more
A proposed new elementary school at the Magnolia Green subdivision in the western part of the Matoaca district has been postponed at least a year following the Board of Supervisors’ actions July 25. The Chesterfield County school board voted 4-1 during a special meeting July 11 to ask the... Read more
New principal on board at TDHS: Jones comes to Chester from Virginia Beach
Chris Jones is a man full of ideas. He’s been sharing those with the Thomas Dale High School students and parents recently. Jones replaces Pam Lumsden, who retired after serving as principal the past seven years. A Virginia Beach native, Jones comes to Chester after six years as an... Read more
Earlier this year, the Chesterfield County School Board unanimously approved changes to school operating times, beginning with the 2018-19 school year. The new schedule will be: •7:35 a.m.-2:05 p.m.: Middle schools (with the exception of Tomahawk Creek because of extremely long bus rides) •7:45 a.m.-2:15 p.m.: Bensley, Bon Air,... Read more