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Disclaimer & Website Accessibility Statement

Mission of www.vbschools.com                                                                                                                  

Virginia Beach City Public Schools' website serves as a resource to the community and beyond in order to provide current information about the school division, access to staff, and opportunities to deliver interactive services twenty-four hours a day, seven days of the week.

School Website Mission                                                                                                                                 

Each school website promotes the mission of Virginia Beach City Public Schools while serving as an interactive resource/communications tool, a source of current information about the school for parents, students, and staff, and an outreach medium to the community and beyond.

VBCPS Goal                                                                                                                                                      

Virginia Beach City Public Schools (VBCPS) is committed to fully including everyone who engages with the school division. To ensure that information on the school division’s website, www.vbschools.com, is accessible to all site visitors, including individuals with disabilities, we are committed and actively working to making our website accessible to everyone to the greatest extent possible.
 

Notice of Non-Discrimination Policy                                                                                                           

Virginia Beach City Public Schools does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation/gender identity, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical condition, disability, marital status, age, genetic information or veteran status in its programs and activities and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. School Board policies and regulations (including but not limited to, Policies 2-334-45-75-195-205-446-77-487-497-57 and Regulations 4-4.14-4.25-44.17-11.17-17.1 and 7-57.1) provide equal access to courses, programs, counseling services, physical education and athletic, vocational education, instructional materials, and extracurricular activities.

To seek resolution of grievances resulting from alleged discrimination or to report violations of these policies, please contact the Title VI/Title IX Coordinator/Director of Student Leadership at 757.263.2020, 1413 Laskin Road, Virginia Beach, Virginia 23451 (for student complaints) or the Section 504/ADA Coordinator/Chief Human Resources Officer at 757.263.1133, 2512 George Mason Drive, Municipal Center, Building 6, Virginia Beach, Virginia 23456 (for employees or other citizens). Concerns about the application of Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act should be addressed to the Section 504 Coordinator/Director of Guidance Services and Student Records at 757.263.1980, 2512 George Mason Drive, Virginia Beach, Virginia 23456 or the Section 504 Coordinator at the student's school. For students who are eligible or suspected of being eligible for special education or related services under IDEA, please contact the Office of Programs for Exceptional Children at 757.263.2400, Laskin Road Annex, Virginia Beach, Virginia, 23451.

DISCLAIMER                                                                                                                                                    

This website (www.vbschools.com) and all school websites have been designed to accommodate all current browsers. For the best web experience, an upgrade to the most current version of your browser of choice is recommended.

Privacy & Security Notice                                                                                                                              

All Virginia Beach City Public Schools websites are provided as a service by the Virginia Beach City Public Schools.

For site management, information is collected for statistical purposes. This computer system uses software programs to create summary statistics, which are used for such purposes as assessing what information is of most and least interest, determining technical design specifications, and identifying system performance or problem areas.

For site security purposes and to ensure that this service remains available to all users, this computer system employs software programs to monitor network traffic.

Except for authorized law enforcement investigations, no other attempts are made to identify individual users or their usage habits. Raw data logs are used for no other purposes and are scheduled for regular destruction in accordance with National Archives and Records Administration General Schedule 20.

Unauthorized attempts to upload information or change information on this service are strictly prohibited and may be punishable under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act of 1986 and the National Information Infrastructure Protection Act.

Internet Privacy Statement                                                                                                                             

It is the policy of Virginia Beach City Public Schools that personal information about citizens will be collected only to the extent necessary to provide the service or benefit desired; that only appropriate information will be collected; that the citizen shall understand the reason the information is collected and be able to examine their personal record which is maintained by a public body.

Vbschools.com and all school websites collect communication protocol addresses from the personal computers accessing the website in order to facilitate communication. By itself, this information does not constitute personal information. We do not place ‘cookies’ on your computer and will not track your movements through the website.

WEB ACCESSIBILITY STATEMENT                                                                                 

We’re excited about our changes

The school division’s website and school websites reflect the guidelines established by Website Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0. These guidelines were created by the World Wide Web Consortium, an international community of member organizations that set standards for the World Wide Web, with the goal of providing a single shared standard for web content accessibility, including WCAG standards to assist individuals with disabilities. Please note, some pages on VBCPS websites contain links to third-party sites. The division is not responsible for the content, facts, opinions or accessibility of third-party sites.

A few of the many features our website offers are:

Common Look and Feel with a Simple Design. Most pages on vbschools.com have a similar layout, making site navigation easier.

Skip Navigation. The Skip Navigation feature allows users to go directly to the substantive content of the web page.

Accessible Images. Images that are included on vbschools.com contain alternative text, which assistive technologies can read to the user to provide greater access to the information presented visually.

Adjustable Text Size. Text size can be increased with the web browser’s text size adjustment feature. For more information about text size adjustments within a specific browser type and version, site visitors should consult their browser documentation.

Style Sheets. Cascading style sheets are used throughout the site for layout, design and style. This allows vbschools.com to be displayed in a readable fashion on different browser-enable devices.

Search Engine. Vbschools.com features a search engine that provides relevant and easy-to-use search results. The search engine allows quick navigation to desired content.

Use of Tables. Vbschools.com avoids the use of tables as a means of displaying information. However, when tables need to be used, they employ HTML markup to differentiate table headings from data and to associate data with the appropriate table headings.

Document Formats. Many of the documents on vbschools.com are posted in accessible Adobe® Acrobat® portable document format (pdf), which can be accessed by users via screen readers and other accessibility tools. To view pdf documents, users must have Adobe Acrobat Reader™ version 4.0 or higher. To download or get help using Acrobat Reader, which is available free of charge, users must visit the Adobe Systems website. New documents are compliant. The school division is in the process of updating documents from previous years.

We welcome your comments

We are continually seeking solutions to make all areas of our site accessible. In the meantime, if you are experiencing difficulty in accessible information on our website, please don’t hesitate to contact us. Thank you for your interest in our school division.