Chesterfield To Hold Reopening Meetings

To Hear From Parents Ahead of Fall

June 29, 2020 - 3:51 pm

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Chesterfield, Va. ( - The Chesterfield County School Board will host a series of virtual community meetings regarding potential options for reopening schools in Fall 2020. Meetings will be live streamed on the school division’s website, school division’s YouTube channel and school division’s Facebook page; a link to the live stream also will be made available via the school division’s Twitter account. Comments and questions will be accepted in advance and via live stream chat functions.

Community and staff members are invited to attend the 90-minute meeting in the magisterial district in which they live or work. Each district has three scheduled meetings, which are provided in the morning, afternoon and evening.  The schedule is as follows below:

Tuesday, June 30 :

9-10:30 a.m.: Matoaca and Midlothian districts 

Noon-1:30 p.m.: Dale District 

7-8:30 p.m.: Bermuda and Clover Hill districts


Wednesday, July 1 •

9-10:30 a.m.: Dale District •

Noon-1:30 p.m: Bermuda and Clover Hill districts

7-8:30 p.m.: Matoaca and Midlothian districts


Thursday, July 2

9-10:30 a.m.: Bermuda and Clover Hill districts

Noon-1:30 p.m.: Matoaca and Midlothian districts

7-8:30 p.m.: Dale District


Based on feedback from parent/staff surveys and community input after the work session, a modification to one of the options proposed June 23 will be introduced as well. The newest option includes a rotating schedule that allows cohorts of students to be in schools for in-person instruction on Mondays/Tuesdays and Thursdays/Fridays (working virtually at home on days when they are not in school). Wednesdays would be designated for cleaning, small group instruction and teacher planning. This newest proposal addresses parent concerns about cleaning between the transition of student groups, allows teachers the opportunity to target small-group instruction for students who need additional support, and provides teachers with the opportunity to have more planning time needed during these unique circumstances.