The School Board consists of five members each elected by our community to a four-year term. The School Board while responsible for the operation and progress of the school system, delegates authority for the division’s daily operation to the School Superintendent. The Goochland County School Board works as a team with a common goal, to ensure students and staff achieve personal excellence through a shared vision and mission, guided by Core Values, a strong Strategic Plan, and Equity Goals, all developed through collaboration of parents, staff, and community representatives.
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 (email@example.com), (804) 556-5601.
|2636 Davis Mill Road
Goochland, VA 23063
|2494 Brooks Creek Road
Goochland, VA 23063
|Karen R. Horn, Chair|
|P.O. Box 4
Goochland, VA 23063
|C. Michael Newman, Vice Chair|
|7211 Shenfield Avenue
Glen Allen, VA 23059-6615
|John D. Wright|
|104 Willway Drive
Manakin-Sabot, VA 23103
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, Engage 20/26, 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 potential in preparation for a successful life
Goal 2: To create an engaging and responsive experience where everyone feels informed, included, valued, and empowered
Goal 3: To enhance and support the instructional and learning needs of all students and staff
In June 2020 the School Board approved three equity goals, aligned with its Equity Policy and Goal 2 of the division’s Engage 2026 Strategic Plan focused on creating an engaging and responsive experience where everyone feels informed, included, valued, and empowered. View Goochland County Public Schools resolution condemning racism and affirming the division’s commitment to an inclusive school environment for all for more information.
GOAL ONE: Goochland County Public School will create a welcoming and inclusive physical environment that fosters a sense of belonging and safety for all students by celebrating and reflecting the diversity of the Goochland community we serve.
GOAL TWO: Goochland County Public Schools will engage in ongoing education of its workforce on inclusion, equity, relationship-building, and cultural proficiency to assist faculties in examining implicit bias and microaggression in the daily experiences of students of diverse backgrounds and abilities.
GOAL THREE: Goochland County Public Schools will proactively take steps to increase the availability of minority role models accessible to all of its students.
The Goochland County School Board stands steadfast in its commitment to foster an inclusive educational environment where every student, teacher, support professional, parent, and community member is treated with dignity and respect. The Board is committed to fighting for racial justice as well as human and civil rights for all.