Dear CuCPS Families,

It is hard to believe that we are almost to the halfway point of the 2023-2024 school year. Thank you for your continued support of CuCPS. I appreciate your flexibility, understanding, patience, communication, but most importantly your commitment to your children as we have navigated some unchartered waters the past several school years. All of you are amazing.

The CuCPS team continues to work to make our schools a place where your children want to come each day to learn, build positive relationships, participate in extracurricular activities and prepare for future careers. Thank you for all you are doing to make school attendance a priority. This leads to developing healthy life habits, improving academic success, participating in school events, and being prepared for life during school and after graduation.

Our hashtag, #WeAreCuCPS, helps us highlight all the great things that happen in our school division on a daily basis. This year we have students attending the Microsoft Data Academy in South Hill via a hybrid schedule, attending CODE RVA in Richmond, Governor’s School, HVAC classes, and welding classes. Our students are excelling both in the classroom and outside. We are making our blue and gold colors the foundation of success.

 We have so much to be thankful for at Cumberland County Public Schools. Our students, staff, and our community are doing many great things each and every day. Yes, this is a great time to be a CuCPS Duke. Please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions that you may have.

 Together, #WeAreCuCPS!


Chip Jones, Ed.D. Superintendent



Chip Jones is beginning his fourth year as superintendent and his 20th year of working for Cumberland County Public Schools. Prior to becoming a CuCPS Duke he worked for Nottoway County Public Schools. Dr. Jones has served as Assistant Superintendent, Director of Finance and Operations, elementary principal, elementary assistant principal, elementary, and middle school teacher. He earned his Associate’s Degree from Southside Virginia Community College on the John H. Daniel Campus, and a Bachelor of Science and a Master's of Education in Administration and Supervision from Longwood University. Dr. Jones completed his Doctorate in Educational Leadership from Virginia Commonwealth University. Dr. Jones currently is the chair of theFarmville Area Chamber of Commerce, board member of the Cumberland County CPMT, board member for the Virginia Association of School Business Officials, UVA K12 Advisory Board, and has served on the Cumberland County Public Schools Foundation. He has served on other various state and local committees.