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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.

Grievances and Grievance Procedures: Teachers 4-3

School Board of the City of Virginia Beach
Policy 4-3

PERSONNEL

Grievances and Grievance Procedures: Teachers

The School Board will provide an orderly and timely procedure for resolving disputes and recommendations for dismissal or other disciplinary action regarding teachers.

  1. Grievability
    1. Determination of Grievability

      Decisions regarding whether or not a matter is grievable shall be made by the School Board at the request of the School Administration or the grievant and such decision shall be made within ten (10) business days of such request. The School Board shall reach its decision only after allowing the School Administration and the grievant the opportunity to present written or oral argument regarding grievability. The decision as to whether the arguments shall be written or oral shall be in the discretion of the School Board. Substantial compliance with the grievance procedures shall not be grievable and the Superintendent or designee is authorized to make the determination whether the grievant has substantially complied with the grievance procedures. If the grievant alleges that the School Administration has failed to substantially comply with the grievance procedures, the matter will be referred to legal counsel to determine whether the School Administration has substantially complied. Legal counsel will advise the School Board regarding the alleged failure to comply and the School Board will make a determination regarding whether the failure to comply entitles the grievant to proceed to the next grievance step.

  2. Election of Hearing Before a Hearing Officer or School Board

    Upon the appeal of a Part II grievance by any employee or the appeal of a Part III grievance by a teacher, the School Board elects that all such appeals shall be heard first by a hearing officer. At its sole discretion, the School Board may elect to hold a hearing for any such appeal without having a hearing officer first hear the appeal and make a written recommendation to the School Board.

Code of Virginia § 22.1 306, as amended. Definitions.

Code of Virginia § 22.1 308, as amended. Grievance procedure.

Code of Virginia §22.1- 311, as amended. Hearing before school board or hearing officer.

Code of Virginia § 22.1 314, as amended. Decision of school board; issue of grievability; appeal.

Virginia Board of Education Regulations 8VAC20-90 et seq., as amended. Procedure for Adjusting Grievances.

Adopted by School Board: July 19, 1973
Amended by School Board: February 19, 1974
Amended by School Board: August 23, 1974
Amended by School Board: September 16, 1975
Amended by School Board: November 16, 1976
Amended by School Board: August 21, 1979
Amended by School Board: October 18, 1983
Amended by School Board: June 18, 1985
Amended by School Board: May 17, 1988
Amended by School Board: November 15, 1988
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: March 19, 2002
Amended by School Board: February 4, 2003
Amended by School Board: October 15, 2013
Amended by School Board: October 18, 2016
Amended by School Board: June 23, 2020