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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.

Appeals Process

Understanding the Gifted Identification Appeals Process

Appeal requests for identification for gifted services are addressed by an Appeal Committee overseen by the Director of K-12 and Gifted Programs. Parents may appeal the decision if there is additional pertinent information that was not available at the time of the original decision.

Understanding the ODS Rating Appeals Process

Appeal requests for Old Donation School (ODS) selection ratings are addressed by an Appeal Committee overseen by the Director of K-12 and Gifted Programs. Parents may appeal the decision if there is additional pertinent information that was not available at the time of the original decision.

Understanding the Gifted Dance Education Program and Gifted Visual Arts Program Appeals Process

Requests for appeals for the Gifted Dance Education Program or the Gifted Visual Arts Program are addressed by the Office of K-12 and Gifted Programs. Parents may appeal the decision if there is additional pertinent information that was not available at the time of the original application or audition. Information about the appeals process is provided in decision letters sent to applicants. Appeals of Gifted Dance or Art Education Identification/Selection decisions are to be submitted to the Director of the Office of Gifted Programs, School Administration Building, 2512 George Mason Drive, by the deadline provided in the decision letter.

Questions regarding Old Donation School programming, the Gifted Dance Education Program or the Gifted Visual Arts Program should be directed to Old Donation School at 757.648.3240.