The City of Chesapeake, in partnership with Chesapeake Public Schools (CPS), is embarking on a long-term Facilities Master Plan (FMP) to identify and prioritize the current and future needs of our public school facilities and to support the required fiscal planning. The FMP will guide major capital investments such as new construction and renovations over the next several years. A comprehensive boundary study will immediately follow the FMP to identify opportunities to improve the efficient use of school facilities and transportation resources.
As a part of this effort, the city and school district formed a Steering Committee comprised of teachers and administrators, parents, students, city staff, higher education representatives, business leaders and other community members. The Committee will be involved in the detailed work of the study. It is charged with representing community voices at key steps in the planning process, taking part in community dialogue meetings, and providing feedback to the district, the city, and the consulting team. The committee’s input will be vital in developing facility plans and attendance zone boundary options for consideration. This committee will regularly meet for the duration of the project (October 2019 through December 2020).
The second Steering Committee meeting will be held on Tuesday, January 7, 2020 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Chesapeake Conference Center, 700 Conference Center Drive, Chesapeake, VA 23320 in the Chesapeake Room.
Steering Committee meeting agendas will not include public comment. Citizens will have opportunities to offer comments at the community dialogue meetings. They will be held on March 11, 2020 at Deep Creek High School and March 12, 2020 at Oscar Smith High School (the same content will be presented at both meetings). Both meetings will be held from 6:00PM to 8:00PM.
If you have any questions about this project, please acontact Schools Chief of Operations, Paige Stutz at 757-547-0153 or Deputy City Manager, Laura Fitzpatrick at 757-382-8747.