- The School Board will also hold its regular meeting on April 9, 2019 at 5:30 p.m. (policy)/6:30 p.m. (business meeting) at the Goochland Administration Building, 1800 Sandy Hook Road, Room 250, Goochland, VA. The public is invited to attend.
The School Board consists of five members each elected for a four-year term. The School Board is responsible for the total operation and progress of the school system. The School Board meets in regular sessions at 6:30 PM on the second Tuesday of each month at the Goochland County Administration Building on the corner of Sandy Hook and River Road West, (1800 Sandy Hook Road, Room 250) in Goochland.
The School Board Clerk is Diane Bennett (firstname.lastname@example.org), (804) 556-5601.
District 1Mr. Michael E. Payne
4010 Cozy Acres Lane
Sandy Hook, VA 23153
Mr. Payne serves on the division's Facilities Committee.
District 2Mr. W. Kevin Hazzard
3088 Rocky Creek Lane
Gum Spring, VA 23065
Mr. Hazzard serves as the representative to the Blue Ridge Virtual Governor's School board.
District 3Mrs. Karen R. Horn
P.O. Box 4
Goochland, VA 23063
Mrs. Horn was elected to the board in a special election on November 6, 2018. She was sworn in on November 13, 2018.
District 4Mrs. Elizabeth A. Hardy, Vice Chairperson
1768 Fox Downs Lane
Oilville, VA 23129
Mrs. Hardy serves on the VSBA's Federal Relations and Public Relations Committee, represents the VSBA on the Executive Committee of the Virginia High School League, and as the alternate to the Maggie Walker Governor's School Board.
District 5Mr. John D. Wright, Chairperson
104 Willway Drive
Manakin-Sabot, VA 23103
Mr. Wright serves on the Maggie L. Walker Governor's School Board and serves on the division's Facilities Committee.
Consult this meeting schedule for variations in this schedule, including special meetings. Meetings are open to the public and citizens are encouraged to attend. Persons needing the services of an interpreter for the deaf are asked to make the request at least 72 hours in advance so that the appropriate arrangements may be made. Please call the Office of Exceptional Services at (804) 556-5615.
School Board policies and regulations are available on this website. Paper copies are also available from the Central Office.
Goochland’s Vision and Mission
Our vision: Inspiring and Preparing the next generation to make a positive impact.
Our mission: To maximize the potential of every learner.
Access our full Strategic Plan, Inspire2020, on its own page.
We believe our core values will help us direct everything we do, from budget planning, professional development, and learning in every one of our schools. Our values are a moral compass for decision making, and they define the character of our students, our employees, and our expectations for our community.
In September, 2014, the board began recognizing employees and students who were helping to make a positive impact on others within our division and our community. Called the ECCHO Award, this recognition celebrates those who have truly made one or more of our core values an important part of their lives as lifelong learners. Nominations may be made via our ECCHO Awards Page.
School Division Goals
Goal 1: To maximize each student’s academic potential through engaging experiences and deeper learning, preparing our students for the challenges of learning and working in the modern global economy
Goal 2: To improve the climate of our organization and create opportunities for meaningful stakeholder engagement
Goal 3: To maximize resources for instruction by providing safe, efficient, and transparent operations for all stakeholders while effectively managing our facilities and programs