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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.

Bus Drivers

Teacher smiling at student

With approximately 650 school buses on the road daily, Virginia Beach City Public Schools accepts applications throughout the year for bus drivers and bus assistants as well as substitute drivers and assistants.

-Starting at $21+ per hour
-Paid sick/annual leave
-Experience credit
-Health benefits
-Paid training

Individuals who are interested must apply online and should select the “Support/Classified/Trades” application type when creating an account on the school division’s online application system.

Bus driver job description and application link

Applicants will complete both classroom and behind-the-wheel training organized by the Office of Transportation Services as well as earn a Virginia commercial driver’s license (CDL). Drivers, assistants and substitutes who are hired by the school division are paid for their time in training.

Fully benefited bus drivers and assistants will receive a full-range of benefits including, but not limited to: health insurance, dental insurance, sick leave, personal reasons leave, life insurance, disability coverage, wellness program and flexible hours.

Individuals with questions about employment as a VBCPS bus driver, bus assistant or substitute should call 757-263-1545 (extension 1) or email Cris Sprouse.