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The Charlottesville City School Board is made up of seven members elected to at-large seats on November ballets. School board members serve four-year staggered terms that begin the following January. The chairperson and vice-chairperson are elected by the entire board annually.

Ways for the Community to Participate:

  • Attend or speak at live CCS Board meetings (held the first Thursday each month, 5 p.m. at the CHS Media Center).  Each meeting has a public comment period at the beginning and end. Speakers are asked to limit comments to three minutes.
  • To speak at virtual meetings, please check for registration links posted on Facebook and Twitter at @Cville Schools prior to the meeting  or check the details of the meeting’s calendar entry on our web calendar. Or register below to receive notifications for all meetings that contain these links.
  • Listen from home!  Meetings are livestreamed on our Facebook Page. Or find videos on our YouTube channel.
  • Write!  Residents may also send the School Board an email message ( or a letter to: Charlottesville City School Board, 1562 Dairy Road, Charlottesville, VA 22903.  Please be aware that for records retention purposes, emails sent to this address will also be sent to the Clerk to the Board.
  • Stay informed! To receive Board announcements and meetings via ParentSquare, register here. (Staff and Cville Schools families will automatically receive notices via ParentSquare.)
  • To learn more about the duties of the School Board, scroll down.

Duties of the School Board Include:

  • Setting policy for the school division
  • Hiring and evaluating the superintendent
  • Approving a budget to meet the financial needs of the school division
  • Approving the annual school calendar and school operating times
  • Determining school boundaries