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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.

Professional Development 2-58

School Board of the City of Virginia Beach
Policy 2-58


Professional Development

The Superintendent shall provide an organized program of professional development designed to assist administrators in acquiring the skills needed to work with all students, including but not limited to, gifted students, special needs students, and students who are at risk of academic failure and to increase proficiency in instructional leadership and management, including training in the evaluation and documentation of teacher and administrator performance based upon student academic progress and the skills and knowledge of such instructional or administrative personnel.

The Superintendent shall allocate such time of administrative employees as may be necessary for the program.

The Superintendent is authorized to employ non-school persons to assist or conduct professional development programs to the extent that funds have been approved by the School Board in the annual budget.

For the purpose of professional development, administrators may attend conferences, meetings and institutes to the extent that funds have been approved by the School Board in the annual budget and after obtaining approval of the Superintendent or designee. The Superintendent may attend conferences or meetings which may prove beneficial to the School Division. Reimbursement of reasonable expenses will be made on the basis of submission of a request listing costs incurred.

Code of Virginia § 22.1-253.13:5, as amended. Standard 5. Quality of classroom instruction and educational leadership.

8VAC20-450 et seq., as amended. Regulations Governing Professional Development.

School Board Policy 4-62

Adopted by School Board: October 20, 1992
Amended by School Board: April 4, 2000
Amended by School Board: May 9, 2006
Amended by School Board: December 3, 2013
Amended by School Board: August 8, 2023