Throughout April, the Month of the Military Child, Virginia Beach City Public Schools (VBCPS) student artwork will be featured at Lynnhaven Mall. Now in its 11th year, "The Art of Being a Military Child" showcases students' artistic interpretations of what it means to be a military dependent, including deployments, transitions, patriotism, family and school. It is the culmination of a contest open to all VBCPS students to which more than 700 art entries were submitted.
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.