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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.

Assignment, Reassignment and Transfer 4-12

School Board of the City of Virginia Beach
Policy 4-12

PERSONNEL

Assignment, Reassignment and Transfer

  1. Teachers
    1. Assignment

      The teachers in the School Division shall be employed and placed in the schools by the School Board upon recommendation of the Superintendent. The School Board authorizes the Superintendent to assign teachers to individual schools for the school year commencing July 1 and ending June 30. The Superintendent delegates to the principals the authority to assign teachers to their respective positions in the schools. A principal may submit recommendations to the Superintendent for the promotion, transfer and dismissal of all personnel assigned tothe principal's supervision.

    2. Reassignments

      Instructional staff members are key to an effective learning environment; consequently, appointment to a particular teaching assignment is dependent on job performance and the needs and best interests of the School Division.

      By resolution, the School Board authorizes the Superintendent to reassign teachers to any school within the School Division provided no change or reassignment shall adversely affect the salary of such teachers for that school year and provided, further, that the Superintendent shall make appropriate reports and explanations concerning such reassignments upon the request of the School Board.

  2. Principals, Assistant Principals, and Instructional Supervisors
    1. Assignment/Reassignment

      The administrative personnel shall be employed by the School Board upon recommendation of the Superintendent. By resolution, the School Board authorizes the Superintendent to assign/reassign principals, assistant principals, and instructional supervisors to any school within the School Division for a school year, provided no change or reassignment shall affect the salary of such principal or assistant principal for that school year. The Superintendent shall make appropriate reports and explanations concerning such assignments/reassignments upon the request of the School Board.

    2. Reassignment to Lower Paying Position

      The School Board authorizes the Superintendent to reassign a principal, assistant principal or instructional supervisor to a lower paying position, provided the School Board adheres to the procedural requirements set forth in Virginia Code § 22.1-294, as amended, and gives notice to the affected individual of such reassignment.

  3. Classified, Professional, and Non-instructional Administrators
    1. Assignment/Reassignment

      Classified employees, professional employees, and non-instructional administrators shall be employed by the School Board upon recommendation of the Superintendent. The Superintendent may assign/reassign personnel based on need, job performance, and in the best interests of the School Division. The Superintendent shall make appropriate reports and explanations concerning assignments/reassignments upon the request of the School Board.

    2. Transfers
      1. An employee may not request a transfer until after they have received their first evaluation.
      2. An employee who is on a performance improvement plan may not be transferred.

Editor's Note

On November 26, 2019, the School Board adopted a Continuing Resolution Authorizing the Superintendent to Reassign Principals, Assistant Principals and Teachers. Such resolution will remain in effect until the School Board takes action to revoke it. A copy of the resolution can be found in the School Board Minutes for November 26, 2019 and attached to this Policy.

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.

Code of Virginia § 22.1-293, as amended. School boards authorized to employ principals and assistant principals; license required; powers and duties

Code of Virginia § 22.1-294, as amended. Probationary terms of service for principals, assistant principals and supervisors; evaluation; reassigning principal, assistant principal or supervisor to teaching position.

School Board Continuing Resolution

Adopted by School Board: July 21, 1970
Amended by School Board: August 19, 1975
Amended by School Board: July 1, 1978
Amended by School Board: July 1, 1982
Amended by School Board: July 1, 1984
Amended by School Board: July 1, 1987
Amended by School Board: July 1, 1989
Amended by School Board: August 21, 1990
Amended by School Board: July 16, 1991
Amended by School Board: July 13, 1993 (Effective August 14, 1993)
Amended by School Board: February 17, 1998
Amended by School Board: June 15, 1999
Amended by School Board: April 4, 2000
Amended by School Board: October 4, 2016
Amended by School Board: November 26, 2019
Amended by School Board: September 12, 2023