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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).

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.

Gifted Family and Community Involvement

Gifted Parent Webinars are available below or on the Gifted Playlist on the VBSchools YouTube Channel.

Community Advisory Committee for Gifted Education (CAC)

The VBCPS Community Advisory Committee for Gifted Education (CAC) provides essential insights and information to the School Board regarding the academic, social, and emotional needs of all identified gifted students in the school division. The committee includes parents of gifted students and community members as voting members. Local school personnel and gifted students serve as ex-officio non-voting members. The duties of the CAC are comprised of the following roles and responsibilities:

  • Review periodically the Local Plan for the Education of the Gifted, including revisions.
  • Determine the extent to which local the plan for the previous year was implemented.
  • Develop annual goals and recommendations.
  • Represent the community of gifted learners and all related stakeholders.
  • Encourage a collaborative relationship between school division staff and the community.
  • Become knowledgeable about current programs, research, and best practices in gifted education and its relationships with general education.
  • Focus attention on issues relative to improving the educational services for gifted students.
  • Submit written recommendations of the Committee to the Superintendent and the School Board.

To contact the Gifted CAC, please call the Office of K-12 and Gifted Programs at 757.263.1188.

All meetings of the Committee will be open to the public including meetings and work sessions during which no votes are cast or any decisions made. Voting by secret or written ballot is not allowed. Meetings shall be conducted consistent with School Board Policy and Regulation and the Virginia Freedom of Information Act, Virginia Code § 2.1-340, et seq.

The Committee encourages all citizens to communicate with any member regarding matters related to gifted education and the work of the Committee. Due to the limited time scheduled to conduct business and the need to follow approved agenda items, the Chairperson asks that guests seeking to ask questions or comment during the meeting may do so by contacting committee members through other methods of communication, including emailing the Committee Chairperson.

Gifted Community Advisory Committee Members

  • Alli Krug, Chairperson
  • Rachel Copeland
  • Olga Eskinazi
  • Whitney Harding
  • Brittany Horn
  • Jennifer McKendree
  • Morgan Morrison
  • Justin Nichols, Co-Chairperson
  • Frances Thompson

Voting members commit to a three-year term when applying to be on the Gifted Community Advisory Committee.

Gifted Community Advisory Committee Meeting Calendar 2023-2024

All meetings will be from 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM unless otherwise noted.

Public seating is available. Members of the public are invited to attend CAC meetings. Any person seeking an accommodation to observe the meeting should, prior to the last business day of before the meeting, contact the Office of K-12 and Gifted Programs at 757-263-1188 or by email at Marie.Rousseau@vbschools.com.

Date Location Agendas/Minutes/Meeting Materials
September 18, 2023 Salem High School
1933 Sundevil Dr
Virginia Beach, VA 23464

Agenda | Minutes
October 2, 2023 Virginia Beach Middle School
600 25th Street
Virginia Beach, VA 23451

Agenda | Minutes | Proposed Bylaw Amendment
October 13, 2023
1:00 - 2:30 p.m.
School Administration Building
Einstein Lab
2512 George Mason Dr
Virginia Beach, VA 23456
Special meeting called by Chairperson.

There was not a quorum of members present, so the meeting was not held.
November 13, 2023 Plaza Annex
641 Carriage Hill Rd
Virginia Beach, VA 23452

Agenda | Minutes
January 8, 2024 Kings Grant Elementary School
612 N Lynnhaven Rd
Virginia Beach, VA 23452

Agenda | Minutes
February 5, 2024 Indian Lakes Elementary School
1240 Homestead Dr.
Virginia Beach, VA 23464
Agenda | Minutes
March 4, 2024 Rosemont Elementary School
1257 S Rosemont Rd
Virginia Beach, VA 23453
Agenda
April 8, 2024 Hermitage Elementary School, 1701 Pleasure House Rd, Virginia Beach, Va 23455 Agenda | Minutes
May 6, 2024
6:00 PM
School Administration Building
Einstein Lab
2512 George Mason Dr
Virginia Beach, VA 23456
Agenda

Gifted Community Advisory Committee Meeting Calendar for 2022-2023

Date Location Agendas/Minutes
September 12, 2022 School Administration Building
Einstein Lab
2512 George Mason Dr
Virginia Beach, VA 23456
Minutes
October 3, 2022 Due to school closures and inclement weather, the October CAC meeting has been cancelled. Agenda
November 14, 2022 Salem Middle
2380 Lynnhaven Pkwy
Virginia Beach, VA 23464
Agenda | Minutes
January 9, 2023 Pembroke Meadows Elementary
820 Cathedral Dr.
Virginia Beach, VA 23455
Agenda | Minutes
February 6, 2023 Kempsville High
5194 Chief Trail
Virginia Beach, VA 23464
Agenda | Minutes
March 6, 2023 Plaza Middle
3080 S. Lynnhaven Rd
Virginia Beach, VA 23452
Agenda | Minutes
April 3, 2023 Strawbridge Elementary
2553 Strawbridge Rd
Virginia Beach, VA 23456
Agenda | Minutes
May 1, 2023 Bayside High
4960 Haygood Rd
Virginia Beach, VA 23455
Agenda