Chesapeake Public Schools Equity Council

Purpose

The Chesapeake Public Schools Equity Council is committed to strategically eliminating systemic and cultural biases through consistent opportunities for new understanding and self-reflection for our community.

Mission

The Chesapeake Public Schools family promotes educational excellence by engaging ALL students in meaningful and innovative learning experiences that EMPOWER them to successfully fulfill their life’s purpose.

Vision

We INSPIRE, ENGAGE, and EMPOWER all students to achieve their highest potential.

We Believe

EdEquityVA - VDOE's Office of Equity and Community Engagement logoThe CPS Equity Council is committed to strategically eliminating systemic and cultural biases through consistent opportunities for new understanding and self-reflection for our community.  Our work aligns with the Virginia Department of Education’s (VDOE) Office of Equity and Community Engagement, EdEquityVA.

Core Beliefs

Chesapeake Public Schools maintains 5 Core Values which includes fostering equity. The Chesapeake Public School Equity Advisory Council works to support and actualize equitable practices in all areas of our district.

Subcommittees

Equity work in Chesapeake is organized into 5 subcommittees:

Subcommittee 1: Academics
Subcommittee 2: Employees
Subcommittee 3: Environment
Subcommittee 4: Community
Subcommittee 5: Data and Policy

Equity Council School Board Presentation, May 2021