Chesapeake Public Schools to hold second meeting to discuss rezoning

City officials are hosting another meeting to discuss possibly rezoning four middle schools and three high schools.

CHESAPEAKE, Va. (WVEC) -- Chesapeake Public Schools is set to hold a second meeting Monday night to discuss possible school rezoning for several schools in the area.

Rezoning proposals have come on the heels of discussions over increasing enrollment and overcrowding issues at some of the schools. Four middle schools and three high schools are involved in the debate.

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At the end of the last school year, Hickory Middle was overcrowded by 336 students. Great Bridge Middle was 120 students over capacity.

School officials held their first rezoning meeting last Monday, Oct. 16.

Many parents are upset that school district lines aren't clearer and some fear their children will have to move schools, which could subject them to a second-rate curriculum.

"There's areas of great schools, there's not great schools. Hickory is one of the best," parent Chris Schwaner explained at the first meeting. "Nothing against Great Bridge, I know a lot of kids who go there and it's a happy place, but it's not what we came here for."

Monday night's meeting will be held at Hugo Owens Middle School from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

The Chesapeake School Board is expected to make a final decision on the rezoning proposals on Oct. 30.

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