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The Chesterfield County School Board last night unanimously adopted its FY 2015 budget of $564,986,400. The budget provides for reducing class sizes in targeted schools, opening a second technical center, accommodating increased student enrollment and increasing remedial education.
Register your child for kindergarten at the local elementary school in your attendance zone. Children, who will be five years old by September 30, are eligible to enter kindergarten in the fall.
Curtis Elementary Principal Susan Pereira along with the school’s Student Council Association board members (SCA) were among 50-plus visitors to the new Big Lots store located on Weir Road next to Lowe’s for the grand opening celebration to accept a $1,500 donation to the school.
Ecoff Elementary first grade classes were doing lots of math activities with the number 100 on Friday. They were celebrating 100 days of school.
Prekindergarten applications are now being taken for the 2014-15 school year.
Chesterfield County Public Schools were closed due to inclement weather on Jan. 29 and 30, and were delayed two hours on Jan. 31. Snowy and icy roads prevented buses from being able to pick up students in the morning and gave students snow days in two consecutive weeks.
The Chesterfield County School Board recently approved the calendar for the 2014-15 school year. The calendar accompanies this news release and is also available online at mychesterfieldschools.com/schools/calendars/.
For the last decade, Ettrick fourth grade teacher, Maria MacLaughlin, has been submitting student work for judging and possible inclusion in a national poetry anthology. A large percentage of her students are chosen for publication annually.