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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.

Retiree Opportunity Program

PART-TIME EMPLOYMENT

  • Any retiree may work in a part-time position that requires 80% or less of the hours comparable to a full-time permanent position while continuing to receive retirement benefits.
  • Retirees must have a 30-day break in service.
  • Explore positions for contracted part-time work and temporary employment, such as serving as a substitute teacher or tutor.

CRITICAL SHORTAGE ELIGIBILITY

Positions include:

  • Teachers
  • Bus Drivers
  • Specialized Student Support Personnel:
    • School Social Workers
    • School Psychologists
    • School Nurses
    • Licensed Behavior Analysts
    • Speech Language Pathologists

Critical shortage retirees must have a break in service of at least six consecutive months.

SCHOOL SECURITY OFFICER ELIGIBILITY

  • Retired sworn law-enforcement officers may qualify to return to work full-time as retiree school security officers.
  • These positions are full-time, and eligible retirees will continue to receive retirement benefits without earning additional service credit.

School Security Officers must have a break in service of at least six consecutive months.

Dr. Soltner presenting to aspiring leaders

Virginia Beach City Public Schools (VBCPS) employs over 10,000 talented staff members. Each year, valuable members of our team reach retirement. The Retiree Opportunity Program (ROP) supports retirees in staying engaged with our community and allows retirees to apply their expertise and knowledge to employment and other opportunities with the division.

Registering for the ROP allows access to the division's rich retirement network resources, employment and volunteer opportunities, licensing renewal assistance, professional development and more.