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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.

Gifts to Staff Members 4-27

School Board of the City of Virginia Beach
Policy 4-27

PERSONNEL

Gifts to Staff Members

  1. Generally
    1. No employee or officer shall solicit or accept money or other things of value for services performed within the scope of their official duties, except the compensation, expenses or other remuneration paid by the School Board. This prohibition shall not apply to the acceptance of special benefits that may be authorized by law.
    2. Employees and officers also shall not:
      1. Offer or accept any money or other thing of value for or in consideration of obtaining employment, appointment, or promotion of any person with the School Board;
      2. Offer or accept any money or other thing of value for or in consideration of the use of their public position to obtain a contract for any person or business with the School Board;
      3. Use for their own economic benefit, or that of another party confidential information that they have acquired by reason of their public position and which is not available to the public;
      4. Accept any money, loan, gift, favor, service, or business or professional opportunity that reasonably tends to influence them in the performance of their official duties. This subdivision shall not apply to any political contribution actually used for political campaign or constituent service purposes and reported as required by law;
      5. Accept any business or professional opportunity when they know there is a reasonable likelihood that the opportunity is being afforded to them to influence them in the performance of their official duties;
      6. Accept a gift from a person who has interests that may be substantially affected by the performance of the officer's or employee's official duties under circumstances where the timing and nature of the gift would cause a reasonable person to question the officer's or employee's impartiality in the matter affecting the donor.
      7. Accept gifts from sources on a basis so frequent as to raise an appearance of the use of their public office for private gain; and
      8. These prohibitions shall not be construed to prohibit or apply to the acceptance of an award or payment in honor of meritorious or exceptional services performed by the employee or officer and made by an organization exempt from federal income taxation pursuant to the provisions of Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.
  2. Gifts by Students

    The School Board discourages students from giving gifts to members of the staff. The School Board recommends that students and parents who wish to express high regard for a staff member's efforts use notes and letters of appreciation.

  3. Gifts from Public Monies

    Public monies may not be used to purchase gifts of any kind. Awards of recognition are not considered gifts.

  4. State and Local Government Conflict of Interests Act- application

    Employees and officers remain subject to the provisions of the Virginia State and Local Government Conflict of Interests act and should not accept or solicit any gifts or opportunities that would be prohibited under the Act.

Virginia State and Local Government Conflict of Interests Act, Code of Virginia § 2.2-3100, et seq., as amended.

School Board Policy 3-2
School Board Policy 4-23

Adopted by School Board: October 20, 1992
Amended by School Board: August 19, 2014
Amended by School Board: May 12, 2020
Amended by School Board: April 4, 2023