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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.

Appointment 4-11

School Board of the City of Virginia Beach
Policy 4-11



The initial appointment of all employees shall be made by the School Board upon the recommendation of the Superintendent except in those instances of temporary or part-time personnel where the School Board has delegated such authority to the Superintendent or a designee.

The Superintendent shall have the authority to fill budgeted full-time positions necessary to the continued operations of the School Division, subject to School Board confirmation within ninety (90) days of such employment for all employees other than administrators. Administrative employees hired by the Superintendent must be confirmed by the School Board within thirty (30) days of employment. When exercising such authority, the Superintendent shall require that the employee sign a written agreement which clearly states employment will cease absent School Board action to formally approve the employment within ninety (90) days or thirty (30) days depending upon the job classification.

Code of Virginia § 22.1-295, as amended. Employment of teachers

Code of Virginia § 22.1-297, as amended. Assignment of teachers, principals and assistant principals by superintendent

School Board Policy 2-50
School Board Policy 4-1

Adopted by School Board: July 13, 1993 (Effective August 14, 1993)
Amended by School Board: September 7, 1999
Amended by School Board: October 4, 2016
Amended by School Board: September 12, 2023