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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.

Pregnant and Parenting Students, and lactation support 5-19

School Board of the City of Virginia Beach
Policy 5-19


Pregnant and Parenting Students, and lactation support

  1. Pregnant and parenting students- participation in educational and extra-curricular activities

    Pregnant and parenting students may participate in all educational and extracurricular activities to the same extent as other students. Pregnant students or students who have medical conditions related to their pregnancy and related childbirth may seek accommodations as needed to allow them to continue with their education. The Superintendent is directed to develop applicable regulations, procedures, or programs to allow parenting students to continue with their education while also addressing their parenting responsibilities.

  2. Lactation support

    Parenting students who need lactation support while attending school or school sponsored events shall be provided with a non-restroom location in their schools to take breaks of reasonable length during the school day to express milk to feed the parent’s child. The area must be shielded from public view, be safe, clean, and free of toxic and hazardous materials; and have access to electricity. The Superintendent or designee will develop procedures for such parents which will include, but not be limited to, where to store supplies and expressed milk.

Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, 20 U.S.C. §1681, et seq., as amended.

Code of Virginia §2.2-3900, et seq., as amended. The Virginia Human Rights Act.

Code of Virginia §22.1-79.6, as amended. Employee lactation support policy.

School Board Policy 5-20

Adopted by School Board: June 15, 1993 (Effective August 14, 1993)
Amended by School Board: August 18, 2015
Amended by School Board: February 12, 2019
Amended by School Board: May 9, 2023