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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.

Classified Employees: General Employment Information 4-10.1

School Board of the City of Virginia Beach
Regulation 4-10.1

PERSONNEL

Classified Employees: General Employment Information

  1. Re-employment
    1. Applicants for reemployment shall complete and submit an updated application with the Department for Human Resources.
    2. Former employees separated for unsatisfactory performance or misconduct shall not be considered eligible for rehire. Employees who resign in lieu of pending investigation, criminal, civil, administrative, or disciplinary action may also be ineligible for re-employment.
    3. Any employee, other than those subject to §§ 22.1-303 and 22.1-294 of the Code of Virginia, as amended, who separates from a full-time position with the School Board for more than 30 calendar days, will be required to begin a new probationary period upon re-employment.
  2. Leave during Probation

    The 18-month probationary period for non-instructional employees may be extended when probationary employees are on any leave with or without pay, including Workers’ Compensation, Family and Medical Leave, Long-term illness leave, Military leave with or without pay, or on short-term disability (STD) leave for more than 14 consecutive calendar days.

    Extensions include the first 14 days of absence, as well as those days in excess of 14, up to the return to work date.

  3. Transfers, Promotions, Voluntary Demotions, and Reassignments
    1. The Superintendent or designee shall have the authority to assign, reassign, transfer, and promote employees at any time, when in the opinion of the Superintendent or designee, such assignment, even if involuntary on the part of the employee, would be in the best interest of the School Division.
    2. An employee may request a lateral transfer after receiving at least one performance evaluation during their probationary period; however, the action may not take effect until a suitable replacement is found for the current position held. Thereafter, the employee may accept one transfer per school year.
    3. An employee may accept a voluntary demotion during the probationary period; however, the action may not take effect until a transition date has been determined.
    4. An employee may accept a promotion during their probationary period; however, a positive written reference from the current supervisor is required, and the action may not take effect until a suitable replacement is found for the current position held.
    5. If an employee transfers to a different position within the School Division with the same job title, the employee shall retain their probationary status. Employees who transfer to a different position, not within the same job title, or who are promoted or demoted to another job title, shall begin a new probationary period of eighteen (18) months.

School Board Policy 4-1
School Board Policy 4-10
School Board Policy 4-12

Approved by Superintendent: September 21, 2000
Revised by Superintendent: July 26, 2022
Revised by Superintendent: June 30, 2023
Revised by Superintendent: November 13, 2023