Goochland County Public Schools will host a Job Recruitment Fair at Randolph Elementary School Saturday, April 18th from 9AM to 1PM. On-sight interviews will be conducted for candidates interested in positions in the following areas:

  • Teaching
  • Food Service
  • Maintenance/Custodial Services
  • Bus Drivers
  • Substitute Teaching
  • Administration/Leadership

This event is open to the public and we are especially interested in meeting those who live in Goochland that would be interested in employment with the school division.

Please click here to pre-register and secure your interview today!

For more information, contact Lisa Hobbs at (804) 556-5630.

We are thrilled to announce that Amie Potter has been appointed Interim Assistant Principal of Goochland Middle School, a position that will be temporarily vacant when Mrs. East takes her maternity leave. “I am confident that Amie will be an invaluable asset to GMS and will do an exemplary job in this role!” stated GMS principal, Jenn Smith.

Amie joined the GCPS team in 2009 and currently serves as the coordinator of GIST (Goochland Instructional Support Team) at Randolph and Goochland Elementary schools, where she collaborates with teachers to develop instructional strategies and interventions to support student learning. Prior to her work with GIST, she taught Kindergarten and First grades at Randolph Elementary School. She has served as the elementary summer school principal and has contributed to a variety of school-based and division-wide initiatives, including the division’s balanced assessment committee, coordination of the division’s teacher mentorship program, as well as having served as the division’s teacher leader for first grade.

To ensure a smooth transition, we anticipate Amie to begin shadowing Mrs. East within the next couple of weeks.

Please join me in welcoming Mrs. Potter!

Eligible Plan 1 and Plan 2 members (those currently enrolled in the VRS) may elect to opt-into the VRS Hybrid Retirement Plan during a one-time election period from January 1 to April 30. An election to opt into the Hybrid Retirement Plan cannot be changed after April 30.

The Opt-In Period for VRS Hybrid Retirement Plan Ends April 30

The Hybrid Retirement Plan combines the features of a defined benefit plan, which pays a monthly retirement benefit based on age, total service credit and average final compensation, and a defined contribution plan, which provides a retirement benefit based on contributions to the plan and the investment performance of those contributions.

Read the Special Issue of Member News  262kb for more information about the plan, eligibility, how to opt in and resources available to you, including the Hybrid Plan Calculator (available in early January) in your myVRS account. A detailed instruction guide is available once you access the calculator. Also, you should frequently check the VRS website for additional educational opportunities.

Log in or create a myVRS account to access the Hybrid Plan Calculator (available in early January), check your member account balance or create a benefit estimate. Subscribe to Member News to receive the latest information about your VRS benefits.

Questions? Contact Demetra Harris or Peter Gretz.

During its regularly scheduled meeting on September 13th, the school board voted to increase middle school coaching stipends and approved a first-ever supplement for the middle school athletic director. The coaching stipends have been stuck at $500, considerably lower than regional counterparts currently offer. The board raised those stipends to $1,000 each.

“This is much more suitable considering the work and the time these coaches pour into our students,” said superintendent, James Lane.

The middle school athletic director has never received any additional stipend, but will begin this year receiving $2,500.¬†”I’m grateful to the board for their support and believe this to be absolutely appropriate,” Dr. lane added.

As we begin a new school year, I wanted to take a moment to remind our staff and community that background checks are necessary for any volunteer who will:

  1. have repeated exposure to students
  2. be unsupervised with students

The checks are done at our expense and to the degree possible, at your convenience. We truly appreciate the generosity of our great community and we embrace the opportunity to partner with our tremendous group of volunteers.

If you are interested in volunteering in our schools (or you are interested in recruiting an excellent volunteer) please use the application process detailed on this page.