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
N.C. native is the new principal at Marguerite Christian: Ingram previously worked at two other schools in the district
When Rovez Ingram found out he would be the new principal at Marguerite Christian Elementary, he was elated and hysterical. Ingram said he was laughing and shouting when he received the phone call and said it was an exciting time for him. Ingram’s 15-year journey in education began at... Read more
The July 25 meeting of working group No. 2 of the Chesterfield County Public Schools’ school safety task force has been rescheduled for 6 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 8. The meeting will be held at the Eanes-Pittman Public Safety Training Center, 6610 Public Safety Way. Last month, the school district... Read more
The Small Farm Outreach Program at Virginia State University recently entered into a memorandum of understanding with the George Washington Carver Agriculture Research Center in Culpeper County to create an incubator farm and demonstration site. The incubator farm and demonstration site comprises 2 acres of land and one hoop... Read more
Two local residents complete agriculture leadership program
CHESTERFIELD – The Virginia Agriculture Leaders Obtaining Results program, the commonwealth’s premier agriculture-leadership training program, celebrated the graduation of its third class of leadership fellows at the Hotel Roanoke July 14. The VALOR fellows, who engaged in a service project and professional development activities during the past two years,... Read more
CHESTER – John Tyler Community College now offers additional options for students interested in pursuing careers and credentials in manufacturing, health care, the performing arts, or unmanned aircraft systems. Starting this fall, the college’s major list includes an associate of applied science in advanced manufacturing technology, an associate of... Read more
School district employee fired; old FB posts an issue
Chesterfield County Public Schools has fired Donald Green, who had been the school’s director of safety and security since 2014. Green headed up a working group that is considering adding armed mentors in 10 elementary schools. District spokesman Shawn Smith addressed the subject in an email last Thursday. “The... Read more
CCPS asks supervisors to fund new school in Magnolia Green; Residents protest over short notice, deferred maintenance, other issues
ABOVE: Work proceeds on a new Enon Elementary School, one of several building projects either planned or underway in Chesterfield County Public Schools. By a 4-1 vote with Carrie Coyner dissenting, the Chesterfield County Public Schools board last week decided to ask the county Board of Supervisors to increase... Read more
Meadowbrook grad wins Bravo! award
CHESTERFIELD – A Meadowbrook High graduate is among the winners of the Chesterfield Education Foundation’s 2018 Bravo! Awards. Vincent Ellis White works for Goodwill of Central and Coastal Virginia. He serves as program manager in the community workforce department, where he oversees the Richmond and Hampton Roads areas. A... Read more
Kracke a Penn State graduate
AMARILLO – The Office of Emergency Management recognizes Briana Kracke for her graduation from Penn State University. Kracke is an emergency management planner for the federal agency and completed her masters of public administration degree and got a graduate certificate in agricultural biosecurity and emergency preparedness. “Earning my master’s... Read more