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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.
MEGA Mentors, now in its fourth year, provides mentoring and tutoring in three Chesterfield high schools and one middle school. They are growing faster than the group can keep tutors and mentors vounteering.
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.
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/.
The Chesterfield County School Board is seeking comments from parents, employees and the community about the proposed calendar for 2014-2015, which is available online at mychesterfieldschools.com.
The Chesterfield County School Board selected Dr. James Schroeder as an interim appointee to represent the Midlothian District. Schroeder previously represented the Midlothian District on the School Board for 13 years, serving as chair four times and successfully leading the school division through a period of tremendous growth in student enrollment.
Governor Bob McDonnell announced that the Virginia Board of Education unanimously approved an A-F grading system that will assign letter grades to schools based on the percentages of students demonstrating proficiency, academic growth and college and career readiness.
The Carver Cougars Cross-Country team made history twice this 2013 season. First, the girls’ Cougars Cross-Country team went undefeated this season, marking the third year in a row of completing the season undefeated and winning the Southern Division.
The Mayor of Lake Macquarie, Australia has informed Chestesterfield representative, Gretchen Simard, that Chesterfield will be one of the 80 cities from around the world invited to the 2014 International Children’s Games.