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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.

Professional Leave 4-53.2

School Board of the City of Virginia Beach
Regulation 4-53.2


Professional Leave

Professional leave will be governed by these regulations.

  1. Requests
    1. Any employee who wishes to attend a professional improvement activity requiring travel to a non-VBCPS site should file a request for professional leave with the appropriate administrator.
    2. Requests for professional leave should be made in a timely fashion to avoid disruptions to the school/department.
    3. If approval is granted, the School Board may reimburse the individual for the reasonable expenses related to fees, meals, lodging, and transportation.
  2. Reporting

    Employees attending professional improvement activities will be encouraged to share the information from such sessions with colleagues.

Approved by Superintendent: July 16, 1991
Revised by Superintendent: December 16, 2002
Revised by Superintendent: November 29, 2017
Revised by Superintendent: June 30, 2023