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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.

Firearms and Weapons 4-28.1

School Board of the City of Virginia Beach
Regulation 4-28.1

PERSONNEL

Firearms and Weapons

Unless specifically authorized by the Superintendent or designee, employees, agents and volunteers of the School Board may not possess or use firearms or weapons of any kind on School Board premises, school buses, or at any School Division sponsored function or extracurricular activity.

The provisions of this Regulation shall not apply to persons who possess such weapon(s) or firearms as a part of the School Division's curriculum or activities sponsored by a school or any organization permitted by the School Board to use its premises or a person possessing a knife customarily used for food preparation or service in the performance of his/her duties and responsibilities and using it for such purpose as a hand tool.

Code of Virginia § 18.2-308.1, as amended. Possession of firearm, stun weapon, or other weapon on school property prohibited.

School Board Policy 3-63
School Board Regulation 5-36.4
School Board Regulation 5-36.7

Approved by Superintendent: January 18, 1994
Revised by Superintendent: March 8, 2004
Revised by Superintendent: March 8, 2006
Revised by Superintendent: April 5, 2011
Revised by Superintendent: March 8, 2021