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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.


To provide a stable source of local funding for public schools, the City Council first adopted the City/School Revenue Sharing Policy in 1997 and revised the agreement in December 2015. Within the policy, the discretionary local match allocates local tax revenues to VBCPS using the Revenue Sharing Formula and a real estate tax dedication. There are 14 non-dedicated local tax revenue streams used to calculate the RSF: real estate taxes; personal property taxes; general sales taxes; utility taxes; Virginia telecommunications taxes; Business Permit and Occupational License (BPOL) taxes; cable franchise taxes; cigarette taxes; hotel room taxes; restaurant meals taxes; automobile license taxes; bank net capital taxes; city taxes on deeds; and city taxes on wills.


*A hard copy of this document is available for review in the School Administration Building.