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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.

Reading Bus

The Reading Bus is currently being used for outreach and family engagement programs.

 

Reading Bus Schedule

When schools are closed due to inclement weather or emergency situations, the Reading Bus will not be in operation.

The Reading Bus has a teacher (and a driver) who engage families in literacy activities. Its main purpose is to promote reading and model early literacy learning to preschool children and their families.

What communities will the Reading Bus visit?

The Reading Bus is scheduled to visit VBCPS Pre-K classes, Headstart, the Atlantis community and the oceanfront. The most current schedule is posted at the top of this page.

two young girls holding up a book together for a picture

What type of reading activities will occur on the Reading Bus?

At this time all activities take place outside of the bus. Preschool age children are read stories and introduced to an assortment of age-appropriate activities designed to engage them in literacy through hands-on activities using puppets, blocks, puzzles and music. Children participate in crafts and other reading activities with every book, poem and nursery rhyme introduced by the teacher on the bus.

Who can I contact for further information?

For further information on the Reading Bus, please call the Department of Teaching and Learning at 757.263.1450 or email Laura Silverman.