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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.

Nepotism: Employment/Supervision of Relatives 4-7

School Board of the City of Virginia Beach
Policy 4-7

PERSONNEL

Nepotism: Employment/Supervision of Relatives

  1. Prohibition against hiring immediate family member of Superintendent or School Board Member

    The School Board may not employ or pay any teacher or other School Board employee from the public funds, federal, state, or local, nor shall the Superintendent recommend to the School Board the employment of any teacher or other employee if such teacher or other employee is a member of the immediate family of the Superintendent or any Member of the School Board.

    For the purpose of this Policy, "immediate family" means: father, mother, brother, sister, spouse, son, daughter, son-in-law, daughter-in-law, sister-in-law, or brother-in-law.

  2. Exceptions

    This Policy does not prohibit the employment, promotion, or transfer within the School Division of any person defined in subsection A when such person:

    1. Has been employed pursuant to a written contract with the School Board or employed as a substitute teacher or teacher's aide by the School Board prior to the taking of office of any member of such board or the Superintendent; or
    2. Has been employed pursuant to a written contract with the School Board or employed as a substitute teacher or teacher's aide by the School Division prior to the inception of a relationship with a School Board Member or Superintendent; or
    3. Was employed by the School Board at any time prior to June 10, 1994, and had been employed at any time as a teacher or other employee of any Virginia school board prior to any School Board Member or Superintendent taking office.

      A person employed as a substitute may not be employed to any greater extent than they were employed in the last full school year prior to the School Board Member or the Superintendent taking office or to the inception of a relationship with the School Board Member or Superintendent.

      The exceptions in subdivisions 1, 2, and 3 above shall apply only if the prior employment has been with this School Division.

  3. Supervisory Responsibility

    In no instance shall an employee have direct supervisory responsibility over a member of their immediate family, nor shall any employee be involved in any personnel matter involving a member of their immediate family.

    For purposes of this Policy, "direct supervisory responsibility" means the person exercises control over the employment or the employment activities of another person or is in the position to influence another person’s employment activities.

    The employment and assignment of family members in the same organizational unit is discouraged.

Code of Virginia § 2.2-3119, as amended. Additional provisions applicable to school boards, and employees of school boards; exceptions.

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: November 3, 1998
Amended by School Board: October 18, 2016
Amended by School Board: September 12, 2023