The nine members of the Chesapeake School Board are elected to at-large seats and represent the entire city. They are elected to four-year staggered terms in May. The chairman and vice chairman are elected yearly to their positions from the entire board membership to preside over meetings and represent the board at various events and ceremonial functions. The official duties of the School Board include:
* Instituting policy development for the school division * Selecting the superintendent * Presenting the financial needs of the school division before the City Council * Overseeing the construction and maintenance operations for the school division * Supervising the budget, awarding contracts, determining salaries, and overseeing school division accounts * Approving the annual school calendar and school operating times * Determining school boundaries * Monitoring the employment, placement, and promotion of school employees based on the superintendent's recommendations
SCHOOL BOARD MEETING SCHEDULE
Regularly scheduled School Board meetings are held on the second and last Monday of each month. The meetings are held at the Chesapeake School Administration Building, 312 Cedar Road, in the multipurpose room beginning at 6:00 p.m.
The meetings are also broadcasted live on WCPS-46, and re-broadcasted several times between meetings. The board agenda can be found in the Sunday issue of the Chesapeake Clipper prior to each meeting.
Citizens are welcome to attend meetings and may address the board during the Hearing of Citizens portion of the meeting. Citizens may call the Clerk of the Board's office at 547-1047 to request time to speak. They may also sign up to speak at the meeting.