Our School Board

Board Members





        The Nottoway County School Board will hold a Budget Work Session on Tuesday, March 1, 2022, at 6:30 p.m. at Nottoway County School Board Office, 10321 E. Colonial Trail Hwy., Crewe, VA.  The purpose of the work session is to discuss the 2022-23 budget.  If you have any questions, please contact Charlotte Wood, School Board Clerk wood.charlotte@nottowayschools.org .





          The regular monthly meeting of the Nottoway County School Board will be held on Thursday, March 10th at 7:00 p.m. in the Nottoway High School Mini Auditorium, 5267 Old Nottoway Road, Crewe, VA.  Any person wanting to comment during the meeting must register by 7:00 p.m. prior to the meeting with the clerk. Persons making comments will be given five minutes to address Board member(s) present. It is recommended that any person making comments bring copies of any remarks, and provide them to the clerk, Mrs. Charlotte Wood, during registration.


Dates of 2022 Meetings

The School Board will meet on the second Thursday of each month for the 2022 year, the meeting dates would be as follows:

January 13, 2022  (Rescheduled to January 24, 2022 due to COVID)
February 10, 2022
March 10, 2022
April 14, 2022
May 12, 2022
June 9, 2022
July 14, 2022
August 11, 2022
September 8, 2022
October 13, 2022
November 10, 2022
December 8, 2022

The School Board meeting location is in the Mini-Auditorium at Nottoway High School, 5267 Old Nottoway Road, Crewe, VA, at 7:00 p.m. unless otherwise noted.

Set School Board Meeting Dates

By the State Code of Virginia, the School Board is required to reorganize at its first meeting each year, including setting the dates, times, and places for School Board meetings.



Those wishing to speak at the meeting must notify the Clerk, Charlotte Wood, by the Friday before each meeting.  You can contact her at 434.645.9596 or email at wood.charlotte@nottowayschools.org.


Meet The Board

The Nottoway County School Board is responsible for governing the school division for the public. The School Board determines school division policy and employs the Superintendent to implement division policy. The Superintendent, administrative staff and teachers are responsible for the day-to-day operations. The School Board has its regular meetings at 7:00 p.m. on the second Thursday of each month. Special meetings are scheduled for action or discussion on matters that cannot wait until the next regular meeting.

Meet your Nottoway County School Board.
District 1 - William "Bill" Outlaw
District 2 - James "Jamie" Higgins, Vice-Chair
District 3 - Clive Pettis, Sr.
District 4 - James "Jimmy" Fowlkes, III
District 5 - Shelli Hinton, Chair

Bill Outlaw

William "Bill" Outlaw
District 1

James Higgins
James "Jamie" Higgins
District 2
Clive Pettis
Clive Pettis, Sr.
District 3
Jimmy Fowlkes
James "Jimmy" Fowlkes, III
District 4
Shelli Hinton
Shelli Hinton
District 5

NCPS Policy Manual




 District 1


William "Bill" Outlaw
4141 W. Courthouse Rd.

Crewe, VA  23930

Cell: 804-363-4338
email: outlaw.bill@nottowayschools.org

District 2
James "Jamie" Higgins
612 E. Maryland Ave.
Crewe, VA 23930
Cell: 434-294-1433
email: higgins.jamie@nottowayschools.org

District 3
Clive Pettis, Sr.
2344 Jenningstown Rd.
Crewe, VA 23930
Cell: 434.294.7993
email: pettis.clive@nottowayschools.org

District 4
James "Jimmy" Fowlkes, III
1476 E. Courthouse Rd.
Blackstone, VA 23824
Cell: 434-607-1352
email: fowlkes.james@nottowayschools.org

District 5
Shelli Hinton
110 East 4th Street
Blackstone, VA 23824
Cell 434-292-9131
email: hinton.shelli@nottowayschools.org


Roles And Responsibilities

School Board Roles and Responsibilities


  1. Approve policies for school division
  2. Establish spending priorities and approve budget
  3. Hire and evaluate Superintendent
  4. (Chair) Set meeting agenda with Superintendent
  5. Hear appeals and public comments
  6. Establish CIP (capital improvement project) priorities
  7. Approve Comprehensive Plan


  1. Hire and dismiss employees
  2. Intervene directly in school situations
  3. Have individual authority and power over school system

Superintendent Roles And Responsibilities


  1. Hold responsibility for day-to-day operations of school division
  2. Hire staff
  3. Supervise staff
  4. Seek and engage community support
  5. Build and maintain relationship with Board of Supervisors and County Administrator
  6. Implement policy
  7. Set expectations for staff
  8. Provide an example for staff
  9. Develop budget


  1. Tell Board what to do
  2. Approve budget
  3. Decide who will serve on school board

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