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Free and Reduced Meals

Families impacted by the government shutdown can apply for free/reduced meal benefits. Families impacted are encouraged to submit an online application for free or reduced meal benefits during this time frame.

Click here for the application for free and reduced meals.  Submitting the application online, which is secure and confidential, will help ensure quick processing since applications are sent directly to the School Nutrition Services department.

If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Bonnie Brown in the School Nutrition Services department at 757.547.1470.  Households currently receiving free and reduced meal benefits for breakfast and lunch do not need to reapply.

Kathy Doren – Reading Teacher of the Year

Kathy Doren - Reading Teacher of the YearCongratulations to Kathy Doren from Greenbrier Middle School for being named the City-Wide Reading Teacher of the Year for the 2018-2019 school year! She has shown exceptional support for reading and literacy efforts and is a strong advocate for teachers and students. With a strong vision for the reading program at her school in mind, she has written numerous grants and been involved in a variety of conferences, presentations, and trainings. She has also been an integral part of developing several reading programs in her school including book challenges, projects, and initiatives such as the Reading Olympics.

Math Textbook Adoption

The Chesapeake Public Schools Mathematics Department is seeking parent and community input for the citywide adoption of the new K – 12 mathematics textbooks. Citizens are invited to examine the proposed textbooks and provide feedback.

Textbooks will be displayed through March 11, 2019, at all elementary, middle, and high schools and the following locations:

• Chesapeake Central Library, 298 Cedar Road
• Indian River Library, 2320 Old Greenbrier Road
• Major Hillard Library, 824 Old George Washington Hwy N.
• Russell Library, 2808 Taylor Road
• South Norfolk Memorial Library, 801 Poindexter Street, Suite 111

Math Textbook Adoption: We need your feedback
Click here for the review form.

Night of the Blood Moon

Night of the Blood Moon - January 20, 2019On the evening of January 20, 2019, a total lunar eclipse will occur as the full moon passes through the Earth’s shadow, giving it a reddish hue. For updates on the lunar eclipse event please call the Chesapeake Planetarium’s 24-hour STAR line 547-STAR (7827).

Project Search Information Night

Information Night Project Search. Thursday, January 17. 800 North Battlefield Blvd. 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.The information night for Project Search will be held on Thursday, January 17, 2019, at the Chesapeake Regional Healthcare Lifestyle Center. Come learn about the one-year transition program that provides real-life work experience opportunities for students with disabilities. This information session is open to the public. Parents, students, teachers, administrators, hospital staff, and business community members are invited to join us. Members of Chesapeake Public Schools, the Department for Aging and Rehabilitation Services, The Choice Group, and Project Search interns will be available to answer questions.

Teacher Job Fair

Our next Teacher Job Fair for the 2019-2020 school year will be held on Tuesday, February 12, 2019, from 4:00 p.m. to 7:45 p.m. at Western Branch High School.

Teacher Job Fair 2019-2020 Positions. Tuesday, February 12, 2019 Western Branch High School


For more information, please contact at the Department of Human Resources.

Chesapeake Public Schools offers competitive benefits, a mentoring program, and ongoing staff development opportunities.


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