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The proposed FY 2015 operating budget includes the restoration of more than 100 teaching positions based on needs identified within schools.

More snow days for Chesterfield students

Chesterfield County Public Schools were closed due to inclement weather on Jan. 29 and 30, and were delayed two hours on Jan. 31. Snowy and icy roads prevented buses from being able to pick up students in the morning and gave students snow days in two consecutive weeks.

School Board adopts 2014-15 calendar

The Chesterfield County School Board recently approved the calendar for the 2014-15 school year. The calendar accompanies this news release and is also available online at mychesterfieldschools.com/schools/calendars/.

Matoaca High School receives Educational Alliance award

Matoaca High School is a recipient of the Educational Alliance award sponsored by Exxon Mobil Corporation. The school was nominated by Matoaca Super Market, Petroleum Marketers, Inc. for the $500 award.

Elizabeth Scott Elementary wins National Title I honor

Elizabeth Scott Elementary has been named a National Title I Distinguished School. The school is the sixth Chesterfield County elementary school to achieve this national recognition: Bellwood won in 2011, Beulah in 2010, Harrowgate in 2006, Chalkley in 2005 and Bensley in 2002.

Published Poets at Ettrick Elementary

For the last decade, Ettrick fourth grade teacher, Maria MacLaughlin, has been submitting student work for judging and possible inclusion in a national poetry anthology. A large percentage of her students are chosen for publication annually.

Meadowbrook High School electives fair give students insight on class options

What’s worse than being stuck in a class that you strongly dislike, all year, because it was not what you expected it to be? The electives fair makes this nearly impossible for the students at Meadowbrook. On Jan. 7, Meadowbrook’s seniors gathered in the auxiliary gym to host an electives fair for the underclassmen.

Heather Edgerton earns Ph.D. in molecular biology

Heather Dawn Edgerton, daughter of Gary and Marsha Edgerton, of Chester, and granddaughter of Clarence and Betty Edgerton, officially received her Ph.D. diploma at the Summer Commencement at the Ohio State University on August 4, 2013 as a graduate of the Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology program.