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2024-25 federal grant information presented to Virginia Beach School Board

The Virginia Beach School Board received information about proposed federal grant applications at its May 14 meeting. For the 2024-25 school year, Virginia Beach City Public Schools (VBCPS) would receive approximately $21.1 million in formula grant funds through programs authorized under the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (ESEA) as amended by the Every Student Succeeds Act of 2015 (ESSA).

School Board of the City of Virginia Beach names Dr. Donald Robertson Jr. superintendent

The School Board of the City of Virginia Beach voted to name Dr. Donald Robertson Jr. as superintendent at its meeting Jan. 23. A native of Hampton Roads, Dr. Robertson began his career as a math teacher with Virginia Beach City Public Schools (VBCPS) in 1988 and progressed in leadership roles including assistant principal of Bayside High School, principal of Salem High School, chief strategy and innovation officer, chief schools officer, chief of staff and acting superintendent. 

Logo Virginia Beach City Public Schools Charting the Course

Hundreds of Virginia Beach City Public Schools (VBCPS) students will participate in the 16th Annual African American Male Summit on Jan. 20 at Frank W. Cox High School. Boys in grades six through 12 will share ideas with each other and with adult community members on topics such as student leadership, community involvement, relationship-building, and physical and mental well-being.

Management Plan/Goals and Objectives 2-1

School Board of the City of Virginia Beach
Policy 2-1


Management Plan/Goals and Objectives

  1. Management Plan

    The School Board in cooperation with the Superintendent is responsible for the effective and efficient operation of the School Division. Each school principal is responsible for providing instructional leadership and supervising the operation and management of the school and assigned property, in accordance with the policies, rules and regulations of the School Board and under the supervision of the Superintendent.

  2. Goals and Objectives

    The School Board in cooperation with the Superintendent shall provide leadership to improve the quality of schooling in the following ways:

    1. To encourage shared decision making;
    2. To provide educational opportunities to overcome factors of socioeconomic background or preschool disadvantage to ensure that all students learn;
    3. To involve parents, religious organizations, military, higher education, business and industry, neighborhood groups, and public and private agencies in supporting the goals of education;
    4. To develop and adhere to a system of accountability to ensure school improvement;
    5. To establish staff development programs to maintain and improve the professional staff and to train all participants for involvement in shared decision making, effective schooling practices, and characteristics of effective organizational cultures;
    6. To establish and maintain open communications with students, employees, parents, taxpayers, and government leaders;
    7. To establish employee evaluation systems based on student achievement, effective schooling practices, and school improvement initiatives;
    8. To establish personnel selection, retention, and promotion practices to identify and train future leaders; and
    9. To protect and advance the belief that preparing students to be successful learners, workers and citizens is the most important purpose of schooling.

    These activities are to be fused into the School Division’s Strategic Plan. The Superintendent shall provide the School Board and community with annual progress reports toward the identified goals and objectives of the Strategic Plan.

Adopted by School Board: December 17, 1991
Amended by School Board: October 20, 1992
Amended by School Board: December 3, 2013
Amended by School Board: December 1, 2020
Amended by School Board: March 13, 2023