The potential for heavy rain, flooding, and other severe weather conditions over the weekend is being monitored by school division administrators. Downed trees, flooding and power outages are possible side effects of the storm. The safety and welfare of students are always the first priority for any decision regarding the opening or delayed opening of schools. Roads will be monitored for downed trees and flooding and any power outages will be reviewed to determine the magnitude of the outages. There is the possibility that some buses may need to be re-routed and may be a little late in picking up students. Should this occur, your understanding and patience will be appreciated. In the event that a decision is made to close or delay schools, an alert message for all parents and guardians will be sent out. This information will be relayed to designated radio and television stations, and posted on the division’s website A complete list of the media contacts and additional information regarding school closings and delays may be found on the school division website site.

The Virginia Department of Education just released the On-Time Graduation Rates for students in the class of 2015. Caroline High School’s On-Time Graduation Rate for the class of 2015 was 86.6 percent which was an increase from the class of 2014 rate of 85.9 percent.

Dr. Parker, Superintendent of Caroline County Public Schools states, “the efforts of our school personnel to increase our On-Time Graduation Rate are commendable. We can proudly say that our graduation rate has improved each year since this measure was put in place in 2008; however, there is still some work to do in this area.”

While gains have been consistent for CCPS, the state average has continued to increase as well. This year the state average On-time Graduation rose from 89.9 to 90.5 percent.

In addition to improving the overall cohort graduation rate, Caroline County has made consistent gains in reducing the cohort drop-out rate. The current 6.2 percent cohort drop-out rate reflects a 50 percent reduction of the 2012 rate of 12.5 percent.

You may access the state cohort graduation reports by visiting the below link:

High school cohort graduation reports for schools, school divisions and the state

Now accepting new patients age 1-19 for children who have Medicaid, FAMIS, private insurance or no insurance.
If you don’t have insurance, you may qualify for discounted services.
With your permission, we also offer a special program to transport your child directly to and from school for appointments.
For more information call 804-632-8006 Monday-Thursday 8am-430pm or see the school nurse.

On September 16, 2015, Governor Terry McAuliffe announced that the Commonwealth awarded $6 million in School Security Equipment Grants to help ensure the safety of Virginia’s schools. The awards were developed by the Virginia Department of Education and the Department of Criminal Justice Services and give priority to schools that are most in need of modern security equipment but are least able to afford these much-needed upgrades.

The grants will apply to 519 schools and other educational facilities in 100 school divisions. The $6 million will go toward paying for video monitoring systems, metal detectors, classroom locks, electronic-access controls, visitor-identification systems and other security upgrades.

We are pleased to announce that Caroline County Public Schools will be awarded $100,000 for the 2015 School Security Equipment Grant. Grant funding is to be used for Bowling Green Elementary School, Caroline High School, and Caroline Middle School.

The School Security Equipment Grant program was established by the 2013 General Assembly in the aftermath of the December 14, 2012, mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, Connecticut.

School divisions and regional educational programs were invited in June to apply for the 2015 grants. The largest grant a school division may receive under the program is $100,000. A local match of 25 percent is required of most divisions.

Caroline County Public Schools also received the grant in 2014. This grant allowed Caroline County Public Schools to implement electronic access control at Caroline Middle School and Bowling Green Elementary School.