CPS Facilities & Attendance Zone Master Plan
The City of Chesapeake and Chesapeake Public Schools are embarking on a long-term planning effort. The Facilities Master Plan (FMP) and Attendance Zone Study will look at major capital investments such as new construction and renovations of current school facilities. It will also involve an analysis of attendance zones to identify opportunities to maximize current school facilities.
A Steering Committee made up of teachers and administrators, parents, students, city staff, higher education representatives, business leaders, and other community members was created to represent community voices at key steps of the planning process and community dialogue meetings were held to allow for further citizen input.
Project Cost: $720,000
Watch interviews with Project Consultant David Sturtz (Cooperative Strategies) to learn more about the project.
Timeline - Updated
The original project timeline included the final community engagement activities in the spring and fall of 2020, with the fall community meetings being focused on attendance zone options. This was to be followed by a presentation of the final report to the City Council and School Board at a joint meeting in October. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the project approach and timeline has been adjusted.
The new project timeline provides for the Facilities Master Plan (FMP) and final project update being delivered at a joint meeting of the City Council and School Board on April 29, 2021. View the final recommendations (PDF) presented at this meeting here.
An online meeting of the Steering Committee will be held on Thursday, May 13, 2021 at 6 pm. The project consultants will deliver the final presentation at that meeting. This meeting is open to the public and can be viewed in-person at City Hall in City Council Chambers.
Due to the pandemic, the community engagement on attendance zones will not be part of this project. Instead the final deliverables will include FMP recommendations along with proposed phasing of projects. Since the majority of the attendance zone boundary adjustments are associated with a capital construction project, boundary changes will be recommended at that time.
Community Dialogue Meetings
Community input is a vital part of creating the FTP. Community Dialogue Meetings will be held at various points throughout the process so that you can receive updates and submit comments to make your voice heard. Each meeting will be held twice to allow for you to pick the time and location that is most convenient for you.
Meeting Number 1 (November 2019) - View the presentation (PDF)
Meeting Number 2 (March 2020) - View the presentation (PDF)
Activities to Date
- September 25, 2019 - Futures Conference (PDF)
- October 24, 2019 - Steering Committee Meeting Number 1 (PDF)
- November 7, 2019 - Joint City Council / School Board Meeting (PDF)
- November 20, 2019 - Community Dialogue Meeting Number 1 (PDF)
- January 7, 2020 - Steering Committee Meeting Number 2 (PDF)
- January 23, 2020 - Joint City Council / School Board Meeting (PDF)
- March 11 and 12, 2020 - Community Dialogue Meeting Number 2 (PDF)
- November 20, 2020 -View the Facilities Master Plan draft recommendations (PDF)
- December 3, 2020 -View the latest Facilities Master Plan draft recommendations (PDF)
- April 29, 2021 - Final Recommendations (PDF)