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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.

Equal Employment Opportunity, Non-discrimination and anti-harassment and Compliance Officers 4-4

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

PERSONNEL

Equal Employment Opportunity, Non-discrimination and anti-harassment and Compliance Officers

  1. Purpose

    The School Board is committed to maintaining an environment that is free from discrimination and harassment based on race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, age, marital status, disability, genetic information or veteran status. Employees are expected to conduct themselves in a manner built on mutual respect, to understand and appreciate differences, and to treat all persons fairly and with respect and courtesy. The School Board directs the Superintendent to take prompt and appropriate action to investigate and resolve all complaints made under this Policy and to publish and provide training regarding this Policy and any supporting regulations.

  2. Equal Employment Opportunity

    The School Board is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to hiring and retaining qualified individuals. Accordingly, all recruiting, hiring and promoting for all job classifications, rates of pay or other forms of compensation, all employment actions or conditions of employment are made without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, age, marital status, disability, genetic information or veteran status or any other basis protected by applicable federal, state or local law or regulation except where such categories are bona fide occupational qualifications.

  3. Employee Compliance

    School Board employees will comply with this Policy and with any regulations promulgated by the Superintendent to ensure that this Policy of non-discrimination and non-harassment is implemented. The Superintendent is directed to take appropriate actions with regard to any employee who fails to comply with this Policy and supporting regulations including discipline up to and including dismissal from employment.

  4. Compliance Officers

    Any employee or applicant for employment who experiences or perceives discrimination and/or harassment under this Policy should report the complaint to the below listed designated contacts who handle compliance with this Policy.

    1. Title VI of the Civil Rights Act (race) and Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (sex discrimination) regulations for personnel employment policies and practices - Chief Human Resources Officer, 2512 George Mason Drive, Building 6 Room 122, Municipal Center, Virginia Beach, Virginia 23456, telephone (757) 263-1133, facsimile (757) 263-1081.
    2. Title VI of the Civil Rights Act (race) and Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (sex discrimination) regulations for student programs - Director of the Office of Student Leadership, Laskin Road Annex, 1413 Laskin Road, Virginia Beach, Virginia 23451, telephone (757) 263-2020, facsimile (757) 263-2022.
    3. Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1974-(disability discrimination) for personnel - Chief Human Resources Officer, 2512 George Mason Drive, Building 6 Room 122, Municipal Center, Virginia Beach, Virginia 23456, telephone (757) 263-1133, facsimile (757) 263-1081.
    4. Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, and the Individuals with Disabilities Act (disability discrimination) for students - Director of Student SupportServices, Plaza Annex, 641 Carriage Hill Road, Virginia Beach, Virginia 23452, (757) 263-1980, facsimile (757) 493-5437 or Director of the Office of Programs for Exceptional Children, Laskin Road Annex, 1413 Laskin Road, Virginia Beach, Virginia 23451, telephone (757) 263-2400, facsimile (757) 263-2067.

Complaints may also be filed directly with the United States Department of Education Office for Civil Rights at the address below:

United States Department of Education
Office for Civil Rights
Lyndon Baines Johnson Department of Education Bldg.
400 Maryland Avenue, SW
Washington, DC 20202-1100

Telephone: 800-421-3481
FAX: 202-453-6012; TDD: 800-877-8339
Email: OCR@ed.gov

Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, 42 U.S.C. §12101, et seq., as amended.

Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, 20 U.S.C. §§1681-88, as amended.

Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, 29 U.S.C. §794, 34 C.F.R. Section 104.7 (a) and (b), as amended.

Code of Virginia, § 2.2-3900, as amended. Virginia Human Rights Act.

Pregnancy Discrimination Act of 1978, P.L. 95-555, 92 Stat: 2076, as amended.

Equal Pay Act of 1963, 29 U.S.C. §201, et seq., as amended.

Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title VII), P.L. 88-352, as amended.

Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1976, P.L. 90-202, U.S.C. §621, et seq., as amended.

Adopted by School Board: July 13, 1993 (Effective August 14, 1993)
Amended by School Board: June 8, 2004
Amended by School Board: November 19, 2013
Amended by School Board: August 18, 2015
Amended by School Board: November 15, 2016
Amended by School Board: October 10, 2017
Amended by School Board: January 23, 2018
Amended by School Board: June 23, 2020
Amended by School Board: October 29, 2020