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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.

Employee Submission to Background Check Upon Arrest 4-5.1

School Board of the City of Virginia Beach
Regulation 4-5.1


Employee Submission to Background Check Upon Arrest

Employees who are charged by summons, warrant, indictment, or information with the commission of a felony, a misdemeanor involving i) sexual assault; ii) obscenity and related offenses; iii) drugs; iv) moral turpitude; or v) the physical or sexual abuse or neglect of a child; or an equivalent offense in another state are required to submit to an FBI background investigation as the result of such charge. Therefore, within two working days of such charge, an employee shall contact the Department of Human Resources to complete all steps necessary to initiate such investigation, including but not limited to, completing necessary paperwork, making appropriate payment for the cost of the fingerprinting or criminal records check and submitting to fingerprinting.

Employees who fail to comply with the requirements of this regulation will be recommended for dismissal.

Code of Virginia § 19.2-83.1, as amended. Report of arrest of school employees and adult students for certain offenses.

Code of Virginia § 22.1-296.1, as amended. Data of convictions for certain crimes and child abuse and neglect requited; penalty.

Code of Virginia § 22.1-296.2, as amended. Fingerprinting required; reciprocity permitted.

School Board Policy 4-5

Approved by Superintendent: March 20, 1998
Revised by Superintendent: August 16, 2021