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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.

Student Evaluation and Grading 6-72

School Board of the City of Virginia Beach
Policy 6-72


Student Evaluation and Grading

  1. Evaluation and Grading

    The most important assessment of student learning is conducted by teachers as they observe and evaluate students in the context of ongoing classroom activities. Classroom teachers have the responsibility for evaluating student progress and providing grades to represent scholastic achievement. Grading is not to be used for discipline purposes.

    The Superintendent shall be responsible for developing and implementing a uniform procedure for evaluating student progress across the School Division. Each school by grade level, department or specialized course shall develop and submit grading expectations for approval by the Department of School Leadership. The Superintendent will establish regulations describing procedures for such approval that are consistent with this Policy, administrative grading guidelines, and law. Approved grading expectations will initially be effective for the 2017-18 school year and thereafter reviewed and approved annually.

  2. Appeal of student grades

    Grades assigned to students will be presumed final and valid unless changed through appeal. The Superintendent will establish criteria and procedures for appealing specific grades. Such appeals will be final as set forth in applicable regulation and there shall be no right of appeal to the Superintendent or the School Board.

Adopted by School Board: October 21, 1969
Amended by School Board: January 18, 1972
Amended by School Board: December 20, 1977
Amended by School Board: August 4, 1983
Amended by School Board: April 17, 1984
Amended by School Board: May 20, 1986
Amended by School Board: June 16, 1987
Amended by School Board: August 21, 1990
Amended by School Board: July 16, 1991
Amended by School Board: July 13, 1993 (Effective August 14, 1993)
Amended by School Board: September 7, 2016
Amended by School Board: April 24, 2018