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School Board adopts FY2015 budget

The Chesterfield County School Board last night unanimously adopted its FY 2015 budget of $564,986,400. The budget provides for reducing class sizes in targeted schools, opening a second technical center, accommodating increased student enrollment and increasing remedial education.

Summer internships available with Chesterfield government

Chesterfield County invites interested college juniors, seniors or graduate students to apply for a 2014 summer internship that will provide students with a unique opportunity to learn and expand their knowledge in how local government departments and agencies operate.

Ayanna Tweedy named National Student Athlete Advisory Committee Representative for the CIAA

On the morning of February 3, Ayanna Tweedy signed her acceptance papers as the new National Student Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) Representative for the CIAA for the next three years.

Freshman applications up over 2013

Applications for Fall 2014, first-time freshmen at Virginia State University are up 12 percent over 2013. The increase is based on data reported for February 7, 2014. Applications for in-state students demonstrate a 16 percent increase, while out-of-state students’ applications are up 10 percent.

Coyner blasted by local daily press

For almost a week, Chesterfield County School Board member, and attorney, Carrie Coyner, has been blasted in the local daily newspaper about representing developers at the Board of Supervisors meetings on cases in Bermuda and Dale districts. Ms. Coyner often asks that the school cash proffer (promise) be reduced or eliminated.

Time to register for kindergarten

Register your child for kindergarten at the local elementary school in your attendance zone. Children, who will be five years old by September 30, are eligible to enter kindergarten in the fall.

C. E. Curtis Elementary School receives $1,500 donation from Big Lots

Curtis Elementary Principal Susan Pereira along with the school’s Student Council Association board members (SCA) were among 50-plus visitors to the new Big Lots store located on Weir Road next to Lowe’s for the grand opening celebration to accept a $1,500 donation to the school.

Ecoff students celebrate 100th day of school with a mature look

Ecoff Elementary first grade classes were doing lots of math activities with the number 100 on Friday. They were celebrating 100 days of school.