Category Archives: School Safety

Volunteer Background Check Clarification

One of the hallmarks of  our tremendous County is the presence of an army of community volunteers. These selfless people give their energy, time and unique skill sets to the greater mission of inspiring and maximizing the potential of our … Continue reading

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GCPS RECEIVES 24K GRANT AWARD TO SUPPORT SAFETY UPGRADES

Goochland County Public Schools have been chosen to receive $24,000 in funding to support safety preparedness initiatives during the 2015-16 school year. Governor Terry McAuliffe announced last week that the Commonwealth has awarded $6 million in School Security Equipment Grants to help ensure … Continue reading

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GCPS Receives 24K Grant to Support Safety Upgrades

Goochland County Public Schools have been chosen to receive $24,000 in funding to support safety preparedness initiatives during the 2015-16 school year. Governor Terry McAuliffe announced last week that the Commonwealth has awarded $6 million in School Security Equipment Grants to help ensure … Continue reading

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Alternative Snow Bus Routes 2014-15

We have revised the alternative “snow bus routes” that could potentially be used in periods of inclement weather. You can click on either route sheet below to enlarge:   “Will these alternate routes be used every time there is snow … Continue reading

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October Anti Bullying Month

We are honoring anti-bullying month in each of our facilities. Each school is pursuing activities to bring the issue to the forefront of student attention and to set the stage for a yearlong focus on honorable, respectful behavior among all … Continue reading

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Alternative Snow Routes and FAQs UPDATED

We have recently published a comprehensive list of alternate “snow” bus routes that we could potentially use in periods of inclement weather. There have been some fantastic questions raised and we wanted to take a moment to clarify a few … Continue reading

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Governor’s Office Visits Goochland Schools For School Safety Awareness Week

GOOCHLAND COUNTY, VA – Secretary of Education and Secretary of Public Safety Spend Time in Goochland Classrooms As part of the School Safety Awareness Week, Virginia’s Secretary of Education, Secretary of Public Safety, representatives from the Department of Criminal Justice and Department … Continue reading

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GCPS and the Great Southeast Shakeout

All Goochland County Public Schools participated in the Great Southeast Shakeout last Thursday, in a coordinated effort to join the entire nation in boosting earthquake response readiness in schools. Using resources provided by the Earthquake Country Alliance, our schools implemented … Continue reading

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GCPS Student Artists Receive State Honor for Safe Transportation Posters

Please join me in recognizing some exemplary members of our school community. GCPS art teachers, Ms. Kim Bachman and Mr. Tom Case, encouraged their students to participate in the Virginia Association for Pupil Transportation’s poster contest. For the second consecutive … Continue reading

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2013 Safe Drivers Awards

What an incredible ceremony hosted by Mrs. Thurston and her staff in recognition of our committed bus drivers and their dedicated service throughout the year. I am extremely thankful for the work our drivers do to transport children safely and … Continue reading

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