Chesapeake Public Schools, Virginia
|Chesapeake Public Schools|
|Superintendent:||James T. Roberts|
|Number of schools:||47|
|Website:||School Home Page|
|Board of Education|
|Board president:||Christie Craig|
- 1 About the district
- 2 Superintendent
- 3 School board
- 4 Budget
- 5 Teacher salaries
- 6 Schools in Chesapeake Public Schools
- 7 Academic performance
- 8 Contact information
- 9 Website evaluation
- 10 See also
- 11 External links
- 12 References
About the districtChesapeake, a city in southeastern Virginia. According to the United States Census Bureau, Chesapeake is home to 228,417 residents.
Chesapeake underperformed in comparison to the rest of Virginia in terms of higher education achievement in 2010. The United States Census Bureau found that 28.4 percent of Chesapeake residents aged 25 years and older had attained a bachelor's degree compared to 34.7 percent for Virginia as a whole. The median household income in Chesapeake was $70,244 compared to $63,636 for the state of Virginia. The poverty rate in Chesapeake was 8.3 percent compared to 11.1 percent for the entire state.
Note: The United States Census Bureau considers "Hispanic or Latino" to be a place of origin, not a race. Therefore, the Census allows citizens to report both their race and that they are from a "Hispanic or Latino" place of origin simultaneously. As a result, the percentages in each column of the racial demographics table will exceed 100 percent. Each column will add up to 100 percent after removing the "Hispanic or Latino" place of origin percentages, although rounding by the Census Bureau may make the total one- or two-tenths off from being exactly 100 percent. This Ballotpedia page provides a more detailed explanation of how the Census Bureau handles race and ethnicity in its surveys.
The superintendent of Chesapeake Public Schools during the 2013-2014 school year was James T. Roberts. He has served in the position since his appointment in 2009. Roberts has worked as an administrator with the district since 1995.
The Chesapeake School Board consists of nine members elected at-large to four-year terms. Annual compensation for each member is limited by state law. Board members received annual salaries of $12,000 during the 2013-2014 school year.
|Chesapeake School Board|
|Member||Assumed Office||Term Ends|
|Thomas Mercer, Sr.||1996||2016|
|Samuel Boone, Jr.||2012||2016|
|C. Jeff Bunn||2006||2016|
|Bonita Billingsley Harris||2010||2014|
|Harry A. Murphy||2002||2014|
|Victoria L. Proffitt||2012||2016|
|Ann R. Wiggins||2013||2014|
|Michael J. Woods||1998||2014|
School board elections
Members of the School Board are elected to four-year terms on a staggered basis. Five seats were up for election on May 6, 2014 and four seats will be on the ballot in May 2016.
Public participation in board meetings
The School Board maintains the following policy regarding public participation in board meetings last updated in 2014:
|“||Presentations to the Board
The School Board strongly encourages the public to attend Board meetings and to participate through presentations to the Board. However, the Board does not hereby obligate itself to act on any request or proposal whether or not it is informal or formal, or in writing or verbal. The Board reserves the right to limit presentations when it deems necessary, or to refuse to hear those which have not been entered into the approved agenda.
Advance Request Procedure
Recognition from the Floor
Addressing the Board
Upon recognition by the chairman, the speaker should clearly state his name, address and the subject of his remarks. He shall address himself to the chairman and at the conclusion of his remarks, if any Board member desires further information; such member shall address the speaker only with the permission of the chairman. The courtesy of the Board shall be extended to the speaker, and the speaker shall respect the privilege extended by the Board or be ruled out of order by the chairman. The privilege of speaking before the Board shall not be used for personal attack against an individual.
The table below displays the budget for Chesapeake Public Schools:
|Expenditures by Category|
|School Year||Staff Expenses||Student Services||Operational Expenses||Debt Service||Other||Budget Total|
|Total||% of Budget||Total||% of Budget||Total||% of Budget||Total||% of Budget||Total||% of Budget|
The minimum annual salary for a Chesapeake Public Schools teacher during the 2013-2014 school year was $40,750. The maximum salary during the same school year was $63,141. Teachers can earn an additional $3,200 per year with a Master's degree, $4,800 per year with a Master's degree plus additional coursework and $6,400 per year with a doctoral degree.
Teachers in Chesapeake Public Schools are represented by the Chesapeake Education Association (CEA). The president of CEA during the 2013-2014 school year was Mattie Gould.
Schools in Chesapeake Public Schools
The district served 39,737 K-12 students during the 2013-2014 school year. The district experienced a 0.3% decrease in enrollment between 2009 and 2013. The following chart details enrollment in the district between 2009 and 2013:
|Year||Enrollment||Year-to-year change (%)|
Chesapeake Public Schools operates 47 K-12 schools listed below in alphabetical order:
|Chesapeake Public Schools|
|B.M. Williams Primary School|
|Butts Road Intermediate School|
|Butts Road Primary School|
|Camelot Elementary Schools|
|Carver Intermediate School|
|Cedar Road Elementary School|
|Chesapeake Alternative School|
|Chesapeake Central for Science and Technology|
|Chittum Elementary School|
|Crestwood Intermediate School|
|Crestwood Middle School|
|Deep Creek Central Elementary School|
|Deep Creek Elementary School|
|Deep Creek High School|
|Deep Creek Middle School|
|Georgetown Primary School|
|Grassfield Elementary School|
|Grassfield High School|
|Great Bridge High School|
|Great Bridge Intermediate School|
|Great Bridge Middle School|
|Great Bridge Primary School|
|Greenbrier Intermediate School|
|Greenbrier Middle School|
|Greenbrier Primary School|
|Hickory Elementary School|
|Hickory High School|
|Hickory Middle School|
|Hugo Owens Middle School|
|Indian River High School|
|Indian River Middle School|
|Jolliff Middle School|
|Norfolk Highlands Primary School|
|Oscar Smith High School|
|Oscar Smith Middle School|
|Portlock Primary School|
|Rena B. Wright Primary School|
|Southeastern Elementary School|
|Southwestern Elementary School|
|Sparrow Road Intermediate School|
|Thurgood Marshall Elementary School|
|Treakle Elementary School|
|Truitt Intermediate School|
|Western Branch High School|
|Western Branch Intermediate School|
|Western Branch Middle School|
|Western Branch Primary School|
The Virginia Department of Education administers Standards of Learning (SOL) tests annually to school districts throughout the state. These tests determine student proficiency in reading and mathematics from elementary school through high school. The state issues annual report cards for each district that detail progress toward achieving Annual Measurable Objectives (AMO) necessary to comply with federal law. Each report card details AMO achievement for all students as well as student groups identified as possessing proficiency gaps. These groups include students with disabilities, African American students, Hispanic students and students who are economically disadvantaged. Proficiency standards will continue to increase across all student groups until the 2017-2018 school year when 73% proficiency is expected in math and 78% in reading.
Chesapeake Public Schools failed to meet all AMO during the 2013-2014 school year as indicated in the tables below:
Note: The term Yes-R10 means that the district met AMO by reducing failure rates by at least 10 percent over the previous year.
|Transparency grading process|
- Main article: Evaluation of Virginia school district websites
This website was reviewed on December 8, 2011.
- School board members are listed with contact and term information.
- Meeting minutes are posted. along with meeting schedules, agendas and protocols.
- Budgets are posted.
- Current and awarded bids are posted.
- A contact list is posted and administrative officials are listed on department pages.
- Academic performance information is available.
- No information is posted on background check policies.
- Audits are not available.
- No information is available on public records requests.
- Local tax rates are not posted.
- List of school districts in Virginia
- Chesapeake Public Schools elections (2014)
- School Board Elections portal
- Chesapeake Public Schools
- City of Chesapeake, Virginia
- Virginia Department of Education
- Virginia School Boards Association
- Virginia Education Association
- Virginia Department of Education, "Fall Membership," accessed February 11, 2014
- Virginia Department of Education, "Graduation, Completion, Dropout & Postsecondary Data," accessed February 11, 2014
- United States Census Bureau, "Chesapeake, Virginia," accessed February 11, 2014
- Virginia State Board of Elections, "Election Results," accessed February 11, 2014
- United States Census Bureau, "Frequently Asked Questions," accessed April 21, 2014
- Chesapeake Public Schools, "Superintendent's Page," accessed February 11, 2014
- Chesapeake Public Schools, "Policies and Procedures," February 10, 2014
- Jeff Shelar, The Virginian-Pilot, "Chesapeake candidates file for council, school board," March 5, 2014
- Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.
- Chesapeake Public Schools, "Budget," accessed December 3, 2013
- Chesapeake Public Schools, "Full-Time Teacher Salary Schedule 2013-2014," accessed February 11, 2014
- Chesapeake Education Association, "CEA Board of Directors," accessed February 11, 2014
- Chesapeake Public Schools, "School Hours," accessed February 11, 2014
- Virginia Department of Education, "2013-2014 School Report Card," accessed February 12, 2014
- Chesapeake Public Schools, "School Board," accessed December 8, 2011
- Chesapeake Public Schools, "Minutes," accessed December 8, 2011
- Chesapeake Public Schools, "Meetings," accessed December 8, 2011
- Chesapeake Public Schools, "Budget," accessed December 8, 2011
- Chesapeake Public Schools, "Purchasing," accessed December 8, 2011
- Chesapeake Public Schools, "Contact List," accessed December 8, 2011
- Chesapeake Public Schools, "Assessment & Accountability," accessed December 8, 2011