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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.

Investigating/Reporting Alcohol, Marijuana, or Illegal Drug Use 4-67

School Board of the City of Virginia Beach
Policy 4-67

PERSONNEL

Investigating/Reporting Alcohol, Marijuana, or Illegal Drug Use

The laws regarding the sale, distribution, possession and/or use of alcohol, marijuana, and illegal drugs are clear, and penalties are provided for violators of these laws. All members of the school community are subject to these laws while on School Board property, vehicles, or attending school sponsored events and have the responsibility as citizens to uphold these laws.

If an employee or agent of the School Board’s conduct with regard to alcohol, marijuana, or illegal drugs outside of School Board property, vehicles or school sponsored events becomes the matter of public scrutiny or could undermine the public's or the School Division's confidence in such person's ability to perform duties for the School Division, the Superintendent or designee is authorized to investigate and take appropriate action.

The School Board will not condone any violation of the law and will fully support any employee, agent, or volunteer who, in good faith, acts to report, investigate, or cause any investigation to be made into the activities of students, employees, volunteers, agents or other persons as they relate to the use of alcohol, marijuana, or other drugs in the public schools, on School Board property, or at school sponsored events.

Code of Virginia §§ 4-1.600 - 4.1629, as amended. Cannabis Control Act.

Code of Virginia § 22.1-279.3:1, as amended. Reports of certain acts to school authorities; reports of certain acts be school authorities to parents; reports of certain acts be school authorities to law enforcement.

Code of Virginia., § 8.01-47, as amended. Immunity of school personnel investigating or reporting certain incidents at schools.

Adopted by School Board: July 13, 1993 (Effective August 14, 1993)
Amended by School Board: November 27, 2018
Amended by School Board: September 12, 2023