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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.

Religious Holiday Leave 4-52.1

School Board of the City of Virginia Beach
Regulation 4-52.1

PERSONNEL

Religious Holiday Leave

Leave for religious holiday observance will be governed by this Regulation.

  1. An employee who is absent because of religious holidays observance will be allowed to flex his/her time up to three (3) workdays in any school year.
  2. Request for an absence due to religious holidays will be filed with the principal or administrative department head at least five (5) workdays prior to the absence and forwarded to the Office of Employee Relations, Department of Human Resources.
  3. The principal or administrative department head, in consultation with the employee, will establish a satisfactory time period to make up the days missed for religious holidays observance, to be completed no later than June 30 of each year. The principal or administrative department head will report completion of the make up period to the Office of Employee Relations. As an alternative to making up the days missed, an employee may opt to use available personal reasons or annual leave.

Approved by Superintendent: July 16, 1991
Revised by the Superintendent: April 28, 2004
Revised by Superintendent: November 29, 2017
Revised by Superintendent: November 13, 2023