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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.

Teacher Recruitment and Selection 4-11.1

School Board of the City of Virginia Beach
Regulation 4-11.1


Teacher Recruitment and Selection

  1. Recruitment and Initial Screening
    1. The Department of Human Resources will develop and maintain a plan to recruit a diverse pool of highly qualified applicants for all positions.
    2. Each candidate for a teaching position will file a completed application with the Department of Human Resources. Applicants must provide proof of baccalaureate degree, major or other graduate certification degree, and field of discipline. Educational transcripts are required as proper evidence of eligibility for Virginia Licensure.
    3. The Department of Human Resources administrative staff will review all applications to determine the qualifications of each applicant.
    4. For Positions requiring Department of Education licenses, the Department of Human Resources staff will screen applications to determine qualifications and make those known to principals and other hiring managers.
  2. Supplementary Screening
    1. The Department of Human Resources will coordinate the scheduling of interviews of highly qualified applicants with an appropriate subject area specialist. Other supervisory staff may be used as deemed both practical and effective.
    2. The Department of Human Resources will establish a file of candidates by grade level/subject area to be given final consideration for specific vacancies.
  3. Selection and Assignment
    1. The Department of Human Resources will work directly with the principal in selecting suitable applicants for specific teaching vacancies.
    2. The principal will interview applicants and make recommendations to Staffing Specialists for the final selection.
    3. The Superintendent or designee will recommend names of teachers to the School Board for final approval.
    4. The Staffing Specialists will make employment offers on behalf of the School Board.

Approved by Superintendent: July 16, 1991
Revised by Superintendent: December 13, 2002
Revised by Superintendent: August 30, 2005
Revised by Superintendent: August 16, 2021