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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.

Bereavement Leave 4-46.1

School Board of the City of Virginia Beach
Regulation 4-46.1

PERSONNEL

Bereavement Leave

An employee who has a death in the family will be allowed up to the hourly equivalent of three (3) workdays of paid bereavement leave as approved by the employee's principal, director, or department head. For the purpose of this Regulation, the family of the employee will be defined as: any relative living in the household of the employee; any parent (natural, adoptive, foster, or step), spouse, child (natural, adoptive, foster, or step), brother, sister, step-brother, step-sister, mother-in-law, father-in-law, sister-in-law, brother-in-law, son-in-law, and daughter-in-law, of the employee or the employee's spouse. Also included as family of the employee are the grandparent and grandchild of either the employee or the employee's spouse.

Additional funeral leave days (maximum of up to the hourly equivalent of two (2) workdays), for the death of a parent, spouse, or child, may be approved by the employee's principal, director, or department head.

If additional workdays are needed for a death in the family, the use of sick, annual, or personal reasons leave may be allowed as approved by the employee’s principal, director, or department head.

An employee may be required to provide appropriate verification of the need for bereavement and the relationship to the deceased person. Bereavement Leave will be denied to any employee who provides false information regarding the need for bereavement leave and such action may be grounds for disciplinary action, up to and including dismissal.

School Board Regulation 4-45.1
School Board Regulation 4-47.1
School Board Regulation 4-50.1

Approved by Superintendent: July 16, 1991
Revised by Superintendent: September 15, 1992
Approved by School Board: February 16, 1993
Revised by Superintendent: December 13, 2002
Revised by Superintendent: March 8, 2006
Revised by Superintendent: February 12, 2008
Scrivener's Amendments: February 9, 2014
Revised by Superintendent: November 29, 2017 to be effective January 1, 2018
Revised by Superintendent: November 13, 2023