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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.

Reduction in Force (RIF) 4-20

School Board of the City of Virginia Beach
Policy 4-20


Reduction in Force (RIF)

The School Board intends to provide a stable work environment; however, when it becomes necessary to eliminate employee positions due to budgetary needs, decrease in enrollment, abolition of a particular subject, reduction in the number of classes offered, consolidation or closing of schools and/or programs, or other good and just cause, the School Board may utilize a Reduction in Force (RIF).

It is the intent of the School Board to use, when possible, attrition, reassignment, voluntary leaves of absence, early retirement, non-renewal of probationary contracts or temporary contracts, and other possible means deemed appropriate by the School Board to avoid a Reduction in Force.

The School Board authorizes the Superintendent to develop appropriate regulations and procedures for accomplishing a Reduction in Force. The Superintendent’s contract is not subject to this Policy.

Code of Virginia § 22.1-304, as amended. Reemployment of teacher who has not achieved continuing contract status; effect of continuing contract; resignation of teacher; reduction in number of teachers.

Code of Virginia § 22.1-305, as amended. Nonrenewal of contract of probationary teacher.

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