Dianne Smith is an effective, innovative champion of education, representing the Clover Hill District on the Chesterfield School Board.
Ensure students and teachers are safe and secure in classrooms that are free from disruption. Classrooms are most productive in worry-free environments. With Dianne’s leadership, a new interagency safety task force has been created. The school division’s new safety and security manager now coordinates systemwide safety drills and audits.
INCREASE STUDENT ACHIEVEMENT
Increase student achievement in math, science and technology to prepare students for today’s competitive global economy. Dianne has fought for smaller class sizes, increased electives and well-deserved salary increases for teachers. She has advocated for the strategic reform of standardized testing in Virginia to ensure students are receiving a quality education.
EFFICIENT & EFFECTIVE
Ensure taxpayer dollars designated for education go directly to the classroom. Every dollar is valuable and must only be used in the effort to properly prepare Chesterfield students. Dianne worked to create a Citizens Budget Advisory Committee to bring greater transparency to the budget process and evaluate the allocation of school resources.
PARENTAL & COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT
We need to make sure all parents are involved in their children’s education and community members are connected to their school system. Dianne has increased citizen engagement by helping to bring innovative community ambassador programs to the Clover Hill District.