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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.

Superintendent: Appointment/Term of Office/Oath/Compensation 2-7

School Board of the City of Virginia Beach
Policy 2-7


Superintendent: Appointment/Term of Office/Oath/Compensation

  1. Appointment and Contract

    The School Board shall appoint a Superintendent from the eligible candidates licensed by the Virginia Board of Education within the time period set forth by law and regulation. The School Board may not renegotiate the Superintendent’s contract during the period following the election or appointment of new School Board Members and the date such members are qualified and assume office.

  2. Term of Office

    The School Board shall appoint the Superintendent for an initial term of not less than two years and not more than four years. All contract terms for the Superintendent will expire on June 30th. After completion of the initial term, the School Board will appoint the Superintendent for a term not to exceed four years.

  3. Oath

    Before taking office the Superintendent shall take and subscribe the oath as specified by law.

  4. Compensation and expenses

    The Superintendent's salary shall be determined by the School Board and paid consistent with the Superintendent's contract with the School Board. The School Board shall provide for the necessary travel, office expenses, and other expenses related to the Superintendent's performance of duties. Unless otherwise specified, the Superintendent will follow applicable policies, regulations, and/or business procedures for spending and payment/reimbursement of work related expenses.

  5. Virginia State and Local Government Conflict of Interests Act- Disclosure form filing

    The Superintendent will file a disclosure form as set forth in the Virginia State and Local Governments Conflict of Interests Act, as amended.

Code of Virginia § 2.2-3115, as amended. Disclosure by local government officers and employees.

Code of Virginia § 2.2-3118.2, as amended. Disclosure form; filing requirements.

Code of Virginia § 22.1-60, as amended. Appointment and term of superintendent.

Code of Virginia § 22.1-61, as amended. When Board to appoint superintendent.

Code of Virginia § 22.1-62, as amended. Appointment of same person by two or more school divisions; approval of part-time superintendent by State Board.

Code of Virginia § 22.1-64, as amended. Oath of superintendent.

Code of Virginia § 22.1-67, as amended. Expenses of superintendents.

Adopted by School Board: October 20, 1992
Amended by School Board: October 1, 2013
Amended by School Board: November 12, 2019
Reviewed by School Board: March 13, 2023