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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.

Holidays 4-88

School Board of the City of Virginia Beach
Policy 4-88



  1. Designated holidays

    Unless otherwise designated in the school calendar as instructional days, staff days or used as inclement weather make up days, the following days shall be observed as holidays for all twelve-month employees:

    • Independence Day
    • Labor Day
    • Veterans Day
    • Election Day (November)
    • Thanksgiving Day
    • Day following Thanksgiving Day
    • Christmas Eve Day
    • Christmas Day
    • New Year's Day
    • Martin Luther King Day
    • Presidents' Day
    • Spring Holidays (two days)
    • Memorial Day
    • Juneteenth
  2. Holidays on weekends or makeup days for holidays
    1. When a paid holiday falls on a Saturday or Sunday, the observed federal and/or state holiday may be observed.
    2. When the Observed holiday falls on a day in which schools are still in session, the Superintendent or designee shall have the authority to designate an alternate date to observe the holiday or award employees additional annual/personal reasons leave in lieu of the holiday.
    3. The Superintendent or designee shall have the authority to designate a holiday, within the same calendar year, for twelve-month employees when a holiday (listed above) is lost due to make-up days because of inclement weather or for other circumstances.
  3. Office hours on other workdays

    On all other workdays not listed above, the individual schools and the School Board offices will be open during published office hours.

  4. Eligibility for holiday pay

    To be eligible for holiday pay, employees must work and/or be on approved paid leave on the scheduled workday before and after the holiday.

  5. Non-workdays for certain employees
    1. On non-workdays, certain employees (bus drivers/assistants, food service employees, interpreters, teacher assistants, clinic assistants and any others designated by the Superintendent or designee) will not report to work on teacher in-service days unless otherwise set forth in the employee's work calendar or if designated as a make-up day for a missed workday.
    2. In an effort to continue to attract and retain employees, the School Board authorizes the Superintendent or designee to align employee work calendars with competing school divisions in the Commonwealth.

Code of Virginia, § 2.2-3300, as amended. Legal holidays.

Adopted by School Board: July 13, 1993 (Effective August 14, 1993)
Amended by School Board: May 17, 1994
Amended by School Board: May 16, 2000
Amended by School Board: November 8, 2017
Amended by School Board: June 25, 2019
Amended by School Board: September 14, 2021
Amended by School Board: February 6, 2024