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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.

Department and Grade Level Chairpersons/Leadership Positions 2-44.1

School Board of the City of Virginia Beach
Regulation 2-44.1

ADMINISTRATION

Department and Grade Level Chairpersons/Leadership Positions

  1. Generally

    Teachers who serve as department/grade level chairpersons shall be employed on a continuing-contract status with the School Division.

  2. Department Chairpersons (High Schools)
    1. Teachers who are employed as a high school department chairperson shall be provided a minimum of five (5) instructional classes. The building principal shall determine the assigned responsibilities associated with the sixth period of contractual obligation.
    2. Teachers who serve as acting departmental chairpersons for those eligible departments shall be given the appropriate supplemental payment.
    3. If there is no teacher in a given department who meets the above qualifications for department chairperson, the person designated as acting department chairperson may continue to serve as chairperson and receive the additional duty supplement.
  3. Leadership Positions (Middle Schools)
    1. It is the responsibility of each middle school principal to determine the following:
      1. The leadership positions to be appointed.
      2. The supplement for each leadership position.
  4. Grade Level Chairpersons (Elementary Schools)
    1. An elementary school grade level chairperson must have at least three (3) years of teaching experience and be recognized in his or her school as a teacher leader.
    2. A grade level chairperson may serve as chairperson for two (2) consecutive years.
    3. Teachers who serve as grade level chairpersons shall be given the appropriate supplemental payment.

Approved by Superintendent: February 16, 1993
Revised by Superintendent: August 14, 1993
Revised by Superintendent: December 9, 2013