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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: Powers/Duties/Responsibilities 2-8

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Superintendent: Powers/Duties/Responsibilities

  1. Generally

    The Superintendent serves as the chief administrative officer of the School Division. The Superintendent shall perform those duties required by the Virginia Board of Education and the School Board. The Superintendent will provide leadership and direct the management of the School Division in accordance with policies adopted by the School Board. The Superintendent will maintain effective relationships with staff, students, parents and community, area school divisions and colleges, the Virginia Department of Education and other municipal, state and federal agencies.

  2. Performance Responsibilities

    The Superintendent's performance responsibilities shall be enumerated in a job description for the position.

Code of Virginia § 22.1-68, as amended. Records.

Code of Virginia § 22.1-69, as amended. Superintendent to attend meetings.

Code of Virginia § 22.1-70, as amended. Powers and duties of superintendent generally.

8VAC20-390 et seq., as amended. Rules Governing Division Superintendent of Schools.

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