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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.

Teaching

Overview

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Virginia Beach City Public Schools provides all newly hired teachers with New Teacher Orientation, a combination of virtual and in-person professional learning opportunities designed to orient teachers to the Virginia Beach City Public Schools Strategic Framework, and to introduce them to their respective curricula and effective instructional strategies. 

The purpose of Orientation Week is to orient teachers to the Virginia Beach City Public Schools Strategic Plan, Compass to 2025, and to introduce them to their respective curricula and effective instructional strategies.

Goals

New teachers will...

  1. Be welcomed and oriented to VBCPS and the support systems available.
  2. Be introduced to the VBCPS mission, vision, strategic goal, and outcomes for student success.
  3. Be introduced to VBCPS expectations for the implementation of specific curriculum through instructional planning and assessment.
  4. Be introduced to VBCPS expectations and resources for effective instructional delivery and establishing a positive learning environment.
  5. Be welcomed and oriented to individual schools.

For assistance or questions please contact the Office of Professional Growth and Innovation at 757.263.6972 or email PGI@vbschools.com.