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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.

Salary Adjustments for Acting Pay or Temporary Duties/Assignments Pay 4-35.3

School Board of the City of Virginia Beach
Regulation 4-35.3

PERSONNEL

Salary Adjustments for Acting Pay or Temporary Duties/Assignments Pay

  1. Acting Pay General Guidelines

    Acting Pay compensation may be provided to a full-time employee who assumes the full duties and responsibilities on an interim basis of a position on a higher pay grade under the following conditions:

    1. The higher position is vacant due to an extended leave of the incumbent or the position is vacant; and
    2. The employee in the acting role is expected to retain all or the majority of duties and responsibilities associated with the employee’s own position;
    3. The absence of the incumbent or the vacancy of the position is expected to continue for a minimum of 30 consecutive calendar days;
    4. Acting pay shall be retroactive to the date the acting role commenced;
    5. All requests/documentation must have the approval signature of the appropriate department head prior to submission to the Chief Human Resources Officer for authorization; and
    6. The period of time that an employee can receive acting pay is not to exceed six months without the approval of the Chief Human Resources Officer.
  2. Temporary Duties/Assignments Pay General Guidelines
    1. Temporary pay may be provided to a full-time employee in order to facilitate flexible staffing needs and/or for: 1) assuming responsibility for a special project that is clearly outside the scope of the employee’s regular job responsibilities; or 2) assuming substantially greater number of duties or assignments to meet the needs of the School Division.
    2. Temporary Duties/Assignments pay may be provided to an employee under the following conditions:
      1. The exact nature or extent of the employee's assumption of the temporary duties is deemed to be outside the scope of the employee’s normal duties;
      2. The additional duties/responsibilities are of a special or non-ongoing nature, making it impractical to hire another employee;
      3. The appropriate department head must submit all requests/documentation to the Chief Human Resources Officer. Authorization for temporary pay must be granted by the Superintendent;
      4. The length of time the employee will be performing the temporary duties or assignments is no less than 30 consecutive calendar days and is subject to a review every three (3) months; and
      5. Assignments are assumed to be for less than one year. If an assignment is expected to exceed one year, the Superintendent must re-approve the continuance of the assignment and any salary adjustment. If the assignment becomes permanent, the provisions for reclassification or promotion shall apply.
  3. Compensation
    1. Acting Pay – An employee placed in an acting position shall receive no less than a 7% increase of the employee’s current hourly rate for each pay grade above their current position (for example, an employee in a pay grade 10 acting in a pay grade 12 will receive no less than a 14% increase for the duration of the assignment).
    2. Temporary Duties/Assignments Pay - An employee assuming temporary duties as outlined in Section B shall receive a 6% increase to their current hourly rate.
  4. Exceptions

    In accordance with School Board Policy 4-35, the Superintendent or designee is authorized to provide additional compensation options to individuals with critical knowledge, skills, and expertise.

School Board Policy 4-35

Approved by Superintendent: May 8, 2003
Revised by Superintendent: April 5, 2011
Scrivener’s Amendments: August 10, 2013
Revised by Superintendent: November 13, 2023