Nelson County School Board Announces Superintendent Search
Superintendent Search

The Nelson County School Board announced today that it will begin the process of hiring a new superintendent by seeking public input on qualifications.

The school board has created a survey related to superintendent criteria, which is available at

The deadline to submit your survey is NOON, January 13th, 2022.

Hard copies of the survey will also be available at the school board administration offices, at each school, and at the Nelson County Public Library.

If you have any questions, please contact Tammy Ponton at 434-260-7646 or email

In addition to the survey, the board will hold a Public Hearing:

Date:              January 13, 2022

Time:             7:00 P.M.

Location:      NCHS Auditorium

2021-2024 Plan for Use of ESSER III Funds

Please click here to view the ESSER III Plan.

Welcome to Nelson County Public Schools

Our VISION: Empowering generations through excellence in education

Our MISSION: We educate students to become skilled, responsible, productive, and enlightened citizens who contribute to society


  • Learning for all
  • Maintaining an environment conducive to learning
  • Supporting communication, collaboration, and teamwork
  • Using the growth and learning process as a critical component of our organization
  • Teaching the importance of mutual respect, character development, and diversity
  • Including the community and business as key partners in the educational process
  • Maintaining positive and proactive public relations
  • Learning is a lifelong process