The Chesterfield County School Board will review staff proposals to close a $23.3 million funding gap that now exists in the Board’s approved Fiscal Year 2021 operating budget based on reductions in funding recently announced by state and local governments. The school board was scheduled to  host a virtual... Read more
Chesterfield’s school nurses honored with prestigious awards
Two school nurses were recognized this week for what the school system calls their efforts to serve, educate and create safe, supportive and nurturing learning environments for Chesterfield County Public Schools’ students and staff members. Cosby High’s Lindsey Poore was named Virginia Association of School Nurses’ School Nurse of... Read more
Chesterfield County Public Schools would shift to a pre-Labor Day start beginning with the 2021-22 school year, according to a draft calendar scheduled to be presented to the School Board during its May 12 work session.  As allowed by changes to state law within the past year, Chesterfield County... Read more
A pleasant surprise
Approximately 2,500 additional Chromebooks are being distributed to students in Grades 2-4, this week, allowing the school division to further expand an “Anytime Anywhere Learning,” laptop take-home program that already is believed to be one of the largest in the country. By next week, nearly 40,000 Chromebooks will be... Read more
Teachers adapting to new classroom norms
The 2019-20 school year has been brought to an abrupt halt due to COVID-19. Gov. Northam initially ordered schools closed for a minimum of two weeks, then eventually announced they would be closed for the rest of the academic year. Teachers have had to switch their traditional lesson plans... Read more
Since high school students don’t necessarily use lockers anymore, the Chesterfield County Public Schools board has decided to convert the space to classrooms.  During the April 14 meeting, which was held virtually with each board member in a different location, the board approved a $1.29 million contract for ARM... Read more
Gov. Ralph Northam issued a statewide order to protect the health and safety of Virginians and reduce the spread of the novel coronavirus, or COVID-19. Executive Order Fifty-Three orders the closure of certain non-essential businesses, bans all gatherings of more than 10 people, and closes all K-12 schools for... Read more
Each year, the John Tyler Community College Foundation’s scholarship program helps new and returning JTCC students. The program provides thousands of dollars in support by offering a wide variety of need- and merit-based scholarships; general and major-specific scholarships; and scholarships for specific localities.  The JTCC Foundation is now accepting... Read more
It’s all about quality time for Davis-Kelley
Renita Davis-Kelley’s mother always told her “When you’re nice and kind to people, that will always show up,” and that has been Davis-Kelley’s motto ever since. The teacher believes being nice and kind and showing students that she cares goes a long way and it will make the environment... Read more