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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.

School Bus Privileges 4-24.1

School Board of the City of Virginia Beach
Regulation 4-24.1


School Bus Privileges

  1. Preschool Age Children of Bus Drivers
    1. School bus drivers may take their preschool age children on the school bus while they are making their runs provided the children are at least one (1) year of age and space is available on the bus for the child to occupy a seat.
    2. Preschool children are required to abide by the laws, rules and regulations pertaining to school age passengers. They also must use some type of approved restraining device (car seat, etc.) if they are under four (4) years of age. They must remain seated while the school bus is in motion.
    3. School bus drivers are not to take their preschool children on the school bus if the child is ill or has any signs or symptoms of a communicable disease.
    4. Preschool children are to be kept under close supervision by the driver while at the schools, garage, or while the bus is at a "laying over" point.
  2. Employees

    Employees may ride school buses under the following circumstances:

    1. Seating space is available.
    2. Employees will board at regular student stops and be discharged at same.
    3. While employees are on the bus they will be under the authority of the bus driver.
  3. Escorts

    Parents and/or other patrons serving as escorts for school-sponsored trips on school board buses must have prior approval by an administrative officer of the division.

  4. The School Division reserves the right to discontinue any of the privileges set forth above.

Approved by Superintendent: January 18, 1994
Revised by Superintendent: November 10, 2020