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2024 Elementary Summer School Information

VBCPS is offering amazing summer learning opportunity to all pre-kindergarten through fifth grade students who were enrolled in Virginia Beach City Public Schools (VBCPS) during the 2023-24 school year!

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.

Evaluation: Licensed Personnel 4-62

School Board of the City of Virginia Beach
Policy 4-62


Evaluation: Licensed Personnel

  1. Procedure

    The School Board shall develop a procedure for use by the Superintendent and other administrators to evaluate instructional personnel that is appropriate to the tasks performed and addresses, among other things: 1) Professional Knowledge; 2) Instructional Planning; 3) Instructional Delivery; 4) Assessment of and for Student Learning; 5) Learning Environment; 6) Culturally Responsive Teaching and Equitable Practices; 7) Professionalism; and 8) Student Academic Progress. The Superintendent or designee shall provide the School Board with a written recommended procedure for evaluation for the School Board to consider and adopt.

    Student academic progress must be a significant component and an overall summative rating in the teacher evaluation. Teacher evaluations shall also include:

    1. Regular observation and evidence that instruction is aligned with the school's curriculum.
    2. Identification of areas of individual strengths and weaknesses.
    3. Recommendations for appropriate professional activities.
    4. An evaluation of cultural competency.
  2. Evaluator Training

    Principals, Assistant Principals and other administrative personnel participating in the evaluation and documentation of employee performance must receive training provided by the Superintendent or designees in the evaluation and documentation of employee performance.

  3. Probationary Employees

    Appropriate administrative staff shall annually evaluate probationary teachers by using School Board developed procedures. The Superintendent shall consider each annual evaluation of a probationary employee in the nonrenewal process. If a teacher's annual performance evaluation during the probationary period is unsatisfactory, the School Board shall not reemploy such teacher.

Code of Virginia § 22.1-253.13:5, as amended. Standard 5. Quality of classroom instruction and educational leadership.

Code of Virginia § 22.1-253.13:7, as amended. Standard 7. School board policies.

Code of Virginia § 22.1-303.1, as amended. Immunity from civil liability for certain individuals.

Code of Virginia § 22.1-293, as amended. School Boards authorized to employ principals and assistant principals; licensed required; powers and duties.

Code of Virginia § 22.1-295, as amended. Employment of teachers.

Code of Virginia § 22.1-303, as amended. Probationary terms of service for teachers.

Virginia Department of Education. Guidelines for Uniform Performance Standards and Evaluation Criteria for Teachers (approved March 18, 2021), as amended.

School Board Policy 4-56

Adopted by School Board: March 18, 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: March 7, 2000
Amended by School Board: February 8, 2005
Amended by School Board: December 4, 2012
Amended by School Board: March 27, 2018
Amended by School Board: November 14, 2023