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School Board Recognitions
November 20, 2012

6. Student, Employee, and Public Awards and Recognitions
6B. VSBA Green Public Schools Challenge – Platinum Certification

The School Board is pleased to recognize the Office of Facilities Planning and Construction for its work related to the school division earning the Platinum Level certification from the Virginia School Boards Association. Accepting the award on behalf of the office is Assistant Superintendent for Administrative Support Services Dale Holt.

For the second year in a row, Virginia Beach City Public Schools earned a Platinum Certification from the Virginia School Board Association’s (VSBA) Green Public Schools Challenge, which means VBCPS scored at the highest possible level for the contest.

School divisions earned points for implementing action items such as developing a division-wide recycling collection program, adopting an anti-idling policy for school fleet vehicles as well as creating a division-wide recognition program for teachers and staff who promote environmental concerns in their classrooms. The competition included 30 possible action items in 12 categories. To earn a platinum certification, VBCPS had to earn a minimum of 175 points out of 200; the division earned 190.

Please join me in congratulating this outstanding accomplishment!

6C. Advanced Placement District Honor Roll
(Dr. Merrill)
In a twist, I have the pleasure of presenting our School Board with a plaque and special recognition on behalf of the CollegeBoard.

Under your leadership and thanks to the collective efforts of our students, teachers and school administrators, the school division has earned a place on the CollegBoard’s Third Annual AP District Honor Roll.

The CollegeBoard, a not-for-profit organization which helps students prepare for college through programs such as the SAT and Advanced Placement (AP) courses.

I am happy to report that Virginia Beach City Public Schools is one of 539 school districts across the U.S. and Canada and one of only 12 districts in Virginia to be named to the AP District Honor Roll.

In order to qualify, divisions must significantly increase student access to Advanced Placement classes while maintaining or increasing the percentage of students earning a score of three or higher on AP exams.

Inclusion on this year’s list is based on AP data from 2010 to 2012. During that time, the number of students taking AP courses in Virginia Beach grew by 222. In addition, VBCPS saw a 4 percent growth in the number of students taking AP exams and 1 percent annual growth in the percentage of students who scored a three or higher on at least one AP exam.

Congratulations go out to all VBCPS staff and students on this accomplishment and to our School Board for their leadership.

That concludes the scheduled recognitions for this evening, Mr. Chairman.

Last Modified on Friday, January 20, 2017