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Happy new year!

  • Students and teachers return from winter break on Jan. 8.
  • Bellwood and Falling Creek elementaries are in intersession Jan. 8-12.
  • All schools and school offices are closed Jan. 15.
  • Jan. 19 is an early release day for students at all schools except Bellwood and Falling Creek elementaries.
  • School year calendars are available online.

New School Board sworn in

(left-right: Lisa Martin Hudgins, Dot Heffron, Dominique Chatters, Steven Paranto, Ann Coker)

Newly elected members of the Chesterfield County School Board took their oaths of office Dec. 13 in Chesterfield’s historic 1917 Courthouse. Circuit Court Clerk Wendy Hughes swore in Ann Coker (Bermuda District), Dot Heffron (Clover Hill District), Dominique Chatters (Dale District), Steven Paranto (Matoaca District) and Lisa Martin Hudgins (Midlothian District). See highlights from the investiture here.

The Chesterfield County School Board is the governing body of Chesterfield County Public Schools. There are five members, each representing one of the county’s magisterial districts. Members are elected to four-year terms; the current terms began Jan. 1, 2024, and continue through Dec. 31, 2027. Information about School Board meetings, policies and more is available on BoardDocs.

Prepare now for snow and other emergencies

It may sometimes be necessary to close schools, delay opening or release students early when bad weather occurs or there is another emergency. Families should have a plan in place for these times.

If schools are closed, open late or close early, then announcements will be posted on and social media and will be communicated to families via text and email. If schools are open regular hours, then no announcement will be made. 

To receive emergency messages, parents and guardians should make sure their contact information, including cell number, is up to date in ParentVue.

Chesterfield County Public Schools officials make decisions as early as possible, but sometimes there is too much uncertainty to make an early determination. 

When Chesterfield County Public Schools closes because of severe weather, transportation is not provided to Maggie L. Walker Governor’s School, Appomattox Regional Governor’s School and CodeRVA Regional High School..

Feb. 2 is deadline for student artists

You’re invited to use your creativity to brighten a new headquarters being built for Chesterfield County Public Schools. It’s important that the headquarters shows that students are at the center of Chesterfield County Public Schools, and incorporating art by our creative and talented student artists will make that clear.

All students in Chesterfield County Public Schools (from prekindergarten through 12th grade) are encouraged to create an original work of visual art in a medium of their choice that expresses the contest theme of “Better Together.” Designs will be judged on the creative use and communication of the theme. Only two-dimensional works, please. Entries are due by Feb. 2.

One overall winner from each level (elementary, middle and high) will be chosen and announced in February. Each winning entry, along with many of the works submitted for this contest, will be used as inspiration and reproduced within the overall interior design of the school system’s new headquarters.

There are two ways to submit artwork:

Act by Jan. 16 to be considered for critical needs hiring fair

Chesterfield County Public Schools invites highly qualified educators in 13 critical needs areas to apply to join Team Chesterfield. Candidates in these areas who apply by Jan. 16 at will be considered for interviews during a Jan. 20 hiring fair: 

  • Library
  • Math
  • Chemistry
  • Biology
  • Earth and space science
  • Middle school science
  • Special education
  • Spanish
  • ESL
  • English
  • Language arts
  • Reading specialists
  • Elementary education

Email if you have questions. Learn more about Chesterfield County Public Schools at

Happy videos from before winter break

Registration begins Jan. 9 for adult education classes

Chesterfield County Public Schools offers a robust array of adult education classes, and registration for spring opens at 9 a.m. Jan. 9 via this website. Also, additional details about adult education and a catalog are available here. Workforce training, enrichment classes, GED assistance and English language skills are offered. Here are a few specific classes scheduled this spring:

  • practical nursing
  • heavy equipment operator training
  • veterinary assistant
  • cosmetology
  • Medicare basics
  • drumming
  • digital photography
  • cake decorating
  • CPR

Seeking feedback about ESSER funds

Chesterfield County Public Schools seeks feedback on its use of funds from the American Rescue Plan Act Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief fund. Please click here to submit comments or ideas.

Free dental cleanings on Feb. 3

Glowing Smiles Dentistry is offering free cleanings, fluoride and sealants for children from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Feb. 3. The dental office is located in Suite 120 at 9097 Atlee Station Road in Hanover County.