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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.

Administrative Interns and Administrative Assistants 4-97

School Board of the City of Virginia Beach
Policy 4-97


Administrative Interns and Administrative Assistants

The School Division will endeavor to promote succession planning by supporting future administrators.

  1. Administrative Interns

    Current School Division teachers who are pursuing advanced degrees in School Leadership and Administration may complete administrative internship hours with the School Division. Such hours must normally be completed outside of the scope of the teachers' contract times. Teachers must seek prior approval from their principals to accrue any internship hours during their contracted times, and they must keep a log of such hours so that they can work the hours owed beyond the contract day. The approval for administrative internships must come from the Department of Human Resources, which will work with principals to determine the placement locations.

  2. Administrative Assistants

    Once School Division teachers have obtained Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) licenses with endorsements in School Administration, they may apply for vacant Administrative Assistant positions. Administrative Assistants, who are paid according to the Instructional Pay Scale, serve as Assistant Principals-in-training. During their employment as Administrative Assistants, they will gain valuable experience and training to help them become better-prepared candidates for Assistant Principal positions.

  3. The program shall be designed to:
    1. Require minimal expenditure of funds.
    2. Recognize the value of the program as one part of the total plan of growth opportunities for the licensed staff.
    3. Select the best qualified applicants
    4. Operate without harm to other functions of the School Division and
    5. Build educational partnerships between the School Division and universities/colleges.

Adopted by School Board: October 20, 1992
Amended by School Board: December 3, 2013
Amended by School Board: January 23, 2018
Amended by School Board: September 12, 2023