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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.

Planning Time/Lunch Period 4-60.1

School Board of the City of Virginia Beach
Regulation 4-60.1

PERSONNEL

Planning Time/Lunch Period

  1. Planning Time
    1. Teachers are expected to plan for effective instruction each day. In order to support this expectation, provision shall be made for planning time. Appropriate utilization of planning time is expected.
    2. Elementary teachers (classroom and teaching specialists) will be provided 250 minutes of planning time per full week, except in those circumstances where physical configuration, program, staffing levels, and other variables make it unfeasible. In no instance shall a teacher be provided less than two hundred twenty-five (225) minutes of planning time per full week. In those schools wherein physical configuration, program, staffing levels, and other variable s exist which permit the principal to create additional planning time, authorization to do so is granted. One hundred fifty (150) minutes of planning time shall be in segments of thirty (30) minutes or more.
    3. Middle school classroom teachers shall be provided two hundred fifty (250) minutes of planning time per full week.
    4. Senior high classroom teachers shall be provided two hundred fifty (250) minutes of planning time per full week.
    5. Planning time shall be interpreted to mean that a teacher scheduled for planning may not be assigned a conflicting, regularly programmed responsibility during such a period. Normal supervisory contacts are not an encumbrance; nor are conferences with a department head.
    6. In those schools wherein physical configuration, program, staff levels, and other variables exist which permit the principal to create additional planning time, authorization to do so is granted.
  2. Lunch Periods

    Individual schools shall normally schedule a 30-minute duty-free unencumbered lunch period for teachers within the regular school hours, except in circumstances where variables make it unfeasible (i.e. field trips, schedules adjustments for SOL testing, etc.)

Approved by School Board: February 16, 1993
Revised by Superintendent: April 17, 2008
Revised by Superintendent: June 5, 2019
Revised by Superintendent: March 20, 2024