The 2022-23 school year has brought a welcomed sense of normalcy for teachers and students. However, challenges remain, many tied to continuing impacts of the pandemic. This includes getting students back on course where learning loss has slowed progress. A national shortage of teachers and school bus drivers continues, and recruiting and retaining employees in many positions is more difficult than in previous years.
Here is the good news: our enrollment continues to rise because Chesterfield schools have a stellar reputation for academics. We are proud that despite ongoing challenges, Chesterfield County Public Schools continues to be a leader in public education:
As we implement our strategic plan, Imagine Tomorrow, Team Chesterfield is creating classrooms of the future that will allow our students to reach even greater heights. Every day, our focus remains the same: we work to provide amazing learning experiences in remarkable learning environments while encouraging students and staff to exemplify personal responsibility and supportive relationships.
The school system is committed to providing all students with a safe, supportive and nurturing learning environment. But, Chesterfield County Public Schools – and Virginia’s other public school systems – cannot do this alone. Many of the challenges we face can be aided through a statewide legislative approach.
The Commonwealth of Virginia has an online tool where citizens can determine which legislators will represent them.