Advisory committees are seeking new members

Advisory committees established by the Chesterfield County School Board are one way that community members connect with schools. Advisory committee members are appointed from each of the county’s five magisterial districts and include parents, teachers, staff members, students and other community members interested in helping Chesterfield County Public Schools achieve its vision of providing “an engaging and relevant education that prepares every student to adapt and thrive in a rapidly changing world.”

Each of the five advisory committees has at least one seat open. People interested in serving should apply before Aug. 27 by filling out the online application at mychesterfieldschools.com/about/school-board-advisory-committees.

  • The Citizens Budget Advisory Committee has one opening for a Bermuda District resident. This committee helps evaluate and allocate resources in alignment with the Design for Excellence 2020 to ensure a high quality, effective and efficient school division. Members serve two-year terms.
  • The Special Education Advisory Committee has two seats available: one for a Bermuda District representative and one for a Matoaca District representative. This committee seeks to inform and involve parents in special education matters that affect more than 7,000 students with disabilities in Chesterfield County Public Schools. Members serve three-year terms.
  • The Gifted Education Advisory Committee has four open seats: two spaces for Bermuda District representatives and two spaces for student representatives. This committee monitors and discusses gifted education program services in relation to state regulations and the School Board-approved Local Plan for the Education of the Gifted. Members serve three-year terms.
  • The Career and Technical Education Advisory Committee has two openings: one for a Clover Hill District representative and one for a Dale District representative. This committee supports career development initiatives. Members serve three-year terms.
  • The School Health Advisory Board has three open seats: one for a Dale District representative, one for a Clover Hill representative and one for a student who is a high school senior. This board helps develop health policy for the school division and evaluate school health, health education, school environment and health services. Members serve two-year terms.

For more information, email carol_timpano@ccpsnet.net or call 748-1497.

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