Petersburg City Public Schools will develop 21st-century citizens able to effectively collaborate, communicate and innovate.
- FY 2020 operating budget totals $43.1 million.
- 322 teachers (including counselors and librarians)
- 621 employees total
- 83 percent of students graduate in four years.
- The 211 graduates in the class of 2019 earned $1.8 million in scholarships and grants.
- 4,196 students (90.23% Black, 5.55% Hispanic, 2.74% White, 0.67% Two or more races, 0.45% Asian, 0.26% Native Hawaiian, 0.09% American Indian)
- 11.2% students with disabilities
- 75.26% economically disadvantaged students
- 5.15% English learners
A Message from the Chairman to Ward 4 Citizens
Attention Ward 4 Citizens:
As many of you may have heard, Dr. Wayne Scott School Board member for Ward 4 submitted his resignation from the School Board effective Monday, March 23, 2020. Pursuant to section 24.2-288 of the Code of Virginia, the remaining members of the School Board may appoint a qualified voter from Ward 4 to fill the vacancy created by Dr. Scott’s resignation.
While the School Board has not yet met to determine a process for filling this vacancy, it is my intent to recommend to the School Board that we solicit letters of interest from qualified voters from Ward 4 who wish to be considered for appointment. More information about the process for filling the vacancy will be made available after the School Board’s virtual meeting on Wednesday, April 1, 2020 at 6:30 p.m.
Kenneth L. Pritchett, Chairman
Petersburg City School Board
Internet Access For Petersburg City Public Schools Students
Petersburg City Public Schools (PCPS) is offering hot spots for students to use. The hot spots will allow PCPS students to access the internet through a device like a cell phone, laptop, or tablet. Our staff has distributed many of these hot spots already. We are distributing more hot spots this week at the following locations:
Friday, March 27 at
Pleasants Lane Elementary, 9am-11am.
Changes to Meal Distribution:
Petersburg City Public Schools will be expanding meal opportunities for students; however, meals will be provided on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays only following the schedule below:
- Monday – breakfast and lunch for Monday and Tuesday
- Wednesday – breakfast and lunch for Wednesday and Thursday
- Friday – breakfast and lunch for Friday
As you are aware, we reduced grab-and-go locations throughout the City of Petersburg from six to three locations on March 18, 2020. We will continue to provide meals at Cool Spring, Lakemont, and Pleasants Lane from 9 – 11 a.m.; however, to ensure we are providing meals to as many students as possible, we will also have mobile meal distributions at the following locations and times:
- Sunset – 9:15 – 9:25 a.m.
- Spring Garden – 9:30 – 9:40 a.m.
- Fords – 9:45 – 9:55 a.m.
- Shady Grove – 10 – 10:10 a.m.
- Pin Oaks – 9:15 – 9:25 a.m.
- Croatan – 9:30 – 9:40 a.m.
- Pecan Acres – 9:15 – 9:25 a.m.
- Jefferson South of the James – 9:35 – 9:45 a.m.
- Henry William’s – 9:55 – 10:05 a.m.
- Summit Point – 10:15 – 10:25 a.m.
- Oakhurst – 9:15 – 9:25 a.m.
- Jesse Lee – 9:35 – 9:45 a.m.
- Tanglewood – 9:15 – 9:25 a.m.
- Old Virginia Ave Elementary School – 9:35 – 9:45 a.m.
- Lieutenant Run – 9:55 – 10:05 a.m.
- Ivy Gate – 10:15 – 10:25 a.m.
All mobile locations will be at the entrance to subdivision and/or apartment complex. Please make sure your child is present with you when picking up meals from the designated sites. The meals will include breakfast and lunch items.