Chesapeake School Board Approves Superintendent’s Proposed Budget

At the March 8, 2021, meeting of the Chesapeake School Board, Chief Financial Officer Ms. Vicki Lucente outlined new compensation enhancements for all employees as part of the revised Superintendent’s Proposed Operating, Categorical, and Special Funds Budget for the 2021-22 school year.  The Board unanimously approved the proposal which would raise the starting salary for teachers to $47,150 and provide teachers an average increase of 5.19%.  Support staff would see an average increase of 4.5%, as would administrators.  

Other highlights from the budget include expanding full-day Kindergarten across the district, new computer science programs for middle school students, two new programs at the Chesapeake Career Center (Early Childhood Education and Emergency Telecommunications), and 25 new student support positions.  Those positions include nurses, social workers, psychologists, and a behavioral specialist.  

Learn more about the 2021-22 Superintendent’s Proposed Operating, Categorical, and Special Funds Budget in the March 8, 2021, Board presentation. An overview of the new compensation enhancements for all employee groups can be found on slide 12.