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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 or Drug Use Employee Responsibilities 4-67.1

School Board of the City of Virginia Beach
Regulation 4-67.1


Investigating/Reporting Alcohol or Drug Use - Employee Responsibilities

  1. The principal and staff members are to have a knowledge of and be thoroughly familiar with the School Board regulation on drug-free schools and should share information from this Regulation to students and parents. School Administrators should be aware of all local, state, and federal laws relative to the use, sale, and possession of drugs.
  2. The principal will be notified of all suspected drug-related incidents in the school. Students referred because their appearance or behavior seem symptomatic of drug abuse will be sent to the school nurse. If necessary, parents or emergency contact persons will be notified to remove the student from school.
  3. In cases where immediate medical attention is necessary, the principal will inform the student's parents or emergency contact person and make arrangements to transfer the student to a local hospital.
  4. Accurate and detailed records on all drug incidents will be maintained by the principal and will be treated as confidential.
  5. School administrators may refer violations to law enforcement.

Approved by Superintendent: July 16, 1991
Revised by Superintendent: January 18, 1994
Revised by Superintendent: January 26, 2022