Vote for Chesapeake school rezoning expected tonight

"You have buses going all over the place, needlessly long bus routes taking kids from one high school they are five minutes away from to another high school they are an hour away from and vice versa."

CHESAPEAKE, Va. (WVEC) -- School rezoning is a hot topic for Chesapeake parents. The goal is to help with overcrowding, but in the process, some students may be forced to swap schools.

On Monday evening, the school board is expected to make a final decision.

Last week, parents weighed in on four different options. This affects four middle schools and three high schools. But parents we spoke with weren't impressed, they said all of the options were flawed.

"My son is worried about the different schools, where he may end up and also his friends who he has been building relationships where they'll be going," said one parent.

Some of the options on the table put some Hickory Middle School students at Hugo Owens, while moving other Hugo Owens students to Deep Creek Middle. Another proposal would shift part of Grassfield High to Great Bridge High and some students from Hickory would move to the Great Bridge schools.

The earliest changes could take effect is next school year. 

 

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