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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.

Use of Drugs, Alcohol, Tobacco Products and Nicotine Vapor or Alternative Nicotine Products 5-45

School Board of the City of Virginia Beach
Policy 5-45

STUDENTS

Use of Drugs, Alcohol, Tobacco Products and Nicotine Vapor or Alternative Nicotine Products

  1. Drug-Free Schools

    The Superintendent shall establish regulations to promote a drug-free environment in the schools, on school property and vehicles, and at school sponsored events. In accordance with guidance from the Virginia Department of Education as well as applicable law and regulation, the School Division will notify all families in the school division when a school-connected student overdose occurs.

  2. Tobacco Products and Nicotine Vapor or Alternative Nicotine Products

    Students are prohibited from smoking, distributing, selling, using or possessing tobacco products, nicotine vapor or alternative nicotine products at all times while on School Board owned or leased property, in School Board owned or leased vehicles, in any vehicle parked on School Board owned or leased property, at school-sponsored or school-related activities, and when going to or coming from school. Students in violation of this Regulation will be disciplined in accordance with the School Division’s Code of Student Conduct.

  3. Alcohol and imitation alcohol products

    Students shall not possess, distribute, sell, serve or consume any alcoholic beverages or imitation alcoholic beverage in or upon the grounds of any school, school vehicles, or at school sponsored events except for religious congregations that have rented school facilities and are using wine for sacramental purposes only.

  4. Discipline

    Students in violation of this Policy, applicable law or regulation or the Code of Student Conduct will be disciplined in accordance with applicable policy or regulation and the Code of Student Conduct. School administrators may refer violations to law enforcement or the court system.

Code of Virginia § 4.1-309, as amended. Drinking or possession of alcoholic beverages in or on public school grounds; penalty.

Code of Virginia § 16.1-278.9, as amended. Delinquent children; loss of driving privileges for alcohol, firearm and drug offenses; truancy.

Code of Virginia § 18.2-247, as amended. Use of terms "controlled substances," "marijuana," "Schedules I, II, III, IV, V and VI," "imitation controlled substance" and "counterfeit controlled substance" in Title 18.2.

Code of Virginia § 18.2-255, as amended. Distribution of certain drugs to persons under 18 prohibited; penalty.

Code of Virginia § 18.2-255.2, as amended. Prohibiting the sale of drugs on or near certain properties; penalty.

Code of Virginia § 18.2-371.2, as amended. Prohibiting purchase or possession of tobacco products by minors or sale of tobacco products, nicotine vapor products, and alternative nicotine products to minors.

Virginia Board of Education 8 VAC 20-310-10, as amended. Health education program.

Code of Virginia § 22.1-206, as amended. Instruction concerning drugs, alcohol and substance abuse.

Code of Virginia § 4-1.309.1, as amended. Possessing or consuming alcoholic beverage while operating a school bus; penalty.

Virginia Department of Education, Best Practices: Executive Order Parental Notification, Law Enforcement Collaboration, and Student Education to Prevent Student Overdoses, as amended. November 2023

School Division Code of Student Conduct

Adopted by School Board: May 18, 1979
Amended by School Board: March 15, 1988
Amended by School Board: April 18, 1989
Amended by School Board: August 21, 1990
Amended by School Board: July 16, 1991
Amended by School Board: June 15, 1993 (Effective August 14, 1993)
Amended by School Board: June 6, 2000
Amended by School Board: August 19, 2014
Amended by School Board: June 25, 2019
Amended by School Board: March 12, 2024
Scrivener’s Changes: May 14, 2024