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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.

Licensed Personnel Contracts 4-57

School Board of the City of Virginia Beach
Policy 4-57


Licensed Personnel: Contracts

  1. Contracts

    A written contract, in a form prescribed by the Virginia Board of Education, shall be made by the School Board with each teacher employed by it, except those temporarily employed. A temporarily employed teacher means i) one who is employed to substitute for a contracted teacher for a temporary period of time during the contracted teacher's absence or ii) one who is employed to fill a teacher vacancy for a period of time, but for no longer than ninety (90) teaching days in such vacancy 1, unless otherwise approved by the Superintendent of Public Instruction on a case-by-case basis, during one school year.

    Temporarily employed teachers will sign a Substitute Assignment Sheet or a Temporary Employment Agreement, depending upon the nature of the employment. Such agreement will set forth the terms and conditions of employment and shall provide that there is no promise of continued or future employment by the School Board.

  2. Special Covenants

    Special covenants relating to each year's contract shall be sent to the teacher at the time the contract for the ensuing year is made. All contracts shall include as a provision or special covenant a condition that the terms of the contracts are issued contingent upon continued appropriation of funds (including receipt of federal and/or state funds) necessary to meet the contracts.

1 During the 2023-2024 and 2024-2025 school years, the School Board may employ a temporarily employed teacher to fill such a vacancy for a period of time not to exceed 180 days during one school year.

Code of Virginia § 22.1-302, as amended. Written contracts required; execution of contracts; qualifications of temporarily employed teachers; rules and requirements.

Code of Virginia § 22.1-298.8, as amended. Public elementary and secondary school teachers; certain training activities; frequency.

Virginia Department of Education Regulations 8VAC20-441, as amended. Regulations Governing the Employment of Professional Personnel.

School Board Policy 2-50
School Board Policy 4-1

Adopted by School Board: October 21, 1969
Amended by School Board: August 19, 1975
Amended by School Board: August 21, 1990
Amended by School Board: July 16, 1991
Amended by School Board: July 13, 1993 (Effective August 14, 1993)
Amended by School Board: January 18, 2000
Amended by School Board: June 8, 2004
Amended by School Board: March 27, 2018
Amended by School Board: September 12, 2023