School Board

School Board Chair and Vice Chair

Trenace Riggs

Ms. Trenace B. Riggs
District 1 - Centerville

Carolyn Weems

Mrs. Carolyn D. Weems
Vice Chair
District 9

School Board Members

Kathleen Brown

Mrs. Kathleen Brown
District 10

Michael Callan

Mr. Michael Callan
District 6

David Culpepper

Mr. David Culpepper
District 8

Jennifer Franklin

Ms. Jennifer Franklin
District 2 - Kempsville

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Mrs. Staci Martin
District 4

Jessica Owens

Ms. Jessica L. Owens
District 3 - Rose Hall

Overview of the School Board

In accordance with the Constitution of Virginia, Article 8, Section 7, the School Board of the City of Virginia Beach, Virginia is responsible for the supervision of all public schools in the city. All eleven members of the School Board are elected in accordance with the Charter of the City of Virginia Beach and serve four year terms. Each year the School Board Members appoint a Chairman and Vice Chairman from among the eleven members. School Board Members are compensated in accordance with School Board By-laws. The general powers and duties of the School Board derive from both the Constitution of Virginia and the Code of Virginia, 1950, as amended, and School Board By-laws.

The School Board meets in open session throughout the year on a schedule adopted and published prior to each fiscal year. School Board meetings are open to the public unless the School Board specifically votes to go into closed session to discuss certain matters. Members of the public may address the School Board on both non-agenda items and agenda items. Further information on addressing the School Board during meetings can be found in Appendix B of the School Board By-laws and on this site. School Board Meetings are also televised on VBTV Cox Channel 47 and the current agenda and meeting minutes can be found on the School Division’s website.

The School Board and staff welcome your interest in our meetings and encourage your involvement in Virginia Beach City Public Schools. For questions about School Board meeting agendas and minutes or to speak at one of our meetings, you may contact the clerk of the School Board at 757.263.1016 or email Regina Toneatto. If you are interested in learning more about community support of our schools and how you can become involved, visit the division’s Community Engagement web page or call the Office of Community Engagement at 757.263.1337.

Clerk of the Board

The clerk of the School Board is elected by the School Board upon recommendation of the superintendent and serves a one-year term beginning July 1 of each year. The clerk serves as the official recorder of business transacted at all School Board meetings and has the responsibility of preparing and maintaining the minutes of the proceedings. Currently, the clerk of the Board is Regina Toneatto.