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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.

Health Certificates/Medical Examinations/Communicable Disease Awareness/Fitness for Duty 4-9

School Board of the City of Virginia Beach
Policy 4-9


Health Certificates/Medical Examinations/Communicable Disease Awareness/Fitness for Duty

  1. New Employees

    As a condition of employment, each employee shall submit a certificate signed by an authorized medical professional stating the employee appears free of communicable tuberculosis. The certificate must be based on recorded results from skin tests, x-rays, and other examinations, singly or in combination, as deemed necessary by the physician and which have been performed within the twelve-month period immediately preceding the submission of the certificate.

    A person who leaves employment in the School Division (including a leave of absence) and returns after one or more years may be subject to recertification.

  2. Health Certificates and Medical Examinations
    1. Food Services employees and others handling or dispensing food will be required to undergo Food Handler’s Training provided by the Office of Food Services. Per Virginia Department of Health, any persons in charge of the school food service cafeteria operation are required to have a Food Service Manager certification (i.e. ServeSafe Manager).
    2. Bus drivers must have a physical examination of a scope prescribed by the Virginia Board of Education with the advice of the Medical Society of Virginia and furnish a form prescribed by the state board showing the results of such examination.
  3. Communicable Disease Awareness Training

    All new employees shall receive infection control information outlining preventive measures regarding communicable diseases.

  4. Fitness for Duty

    In appropriate circumstances, an employee may be required to undergo an examination to help determine their fitness for duty. The Department of Human Resources may also contact an employee's health care provider to obtain fitness for duty information. Either action will be done in accordance with applicable laws and regulations. Employees may be relieved of duty pending reasonable suspicion that the employee is unable to perform duties or poses a threat to self or others. Refusing to cooperate with reasonable efforts to determine fitness for duty may result in disciplinary action.

Code of Virginia § 22.1-300, as amended. Tuberculosis certificate.

Code of Virginia § 22.1-301, as amended. Costs of medical examinations and of furnishing medical records.

Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, 42 U.S.C. §12101, as amended.

Section 504 of the Rehabilitative Acts of 1973, 29 U.S.C. §794, 34 C.F.R. §104.7, as amended.

Virginia Human Rights Act, Virginia Code §2.2-3900, as amended.

Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1976, PL 90-202, U.S.C. §621, as amended.

Adopted by School Board: July 13, 1993 (Effective August 14, 1993)
Amended by School Board: November 8, 2017
Amended by School Board: September 12, 2023