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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.

Virginia Beach City Public Schools Office Of Family & Community Engagement

Main Office phone: 757.263.1821


Aim to promote access to information and resources necessary to ensure academic success as well as improve the social well-being of families and students.


Engage and empower family and community stakeholders through division collaboration of resources, services and information that leads to a well-balanced and successful student.

Office of Family and Community Engagement

Director - Dr. Admon Alexander, Ed.D.
Coordinator, School and Community Partnerships- Jennifer McGowan
Coordinator, Virginia Beach Education Foundation - Debbie Hughes
Family Outreach Representative - Leslie Riccio
Family Outreach Representative - Rachel K. Thompson
Family Outreach Representative- Rebecca Headings
Family Outreach Representative - Jennifer Scheller
Administrative Office Associate II - Mary Hunt
Administrative Office Associate I, VBEF - Betsy Scales Communications Program Associate, VBEF - Renee Earling
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Beach Bags

The Beach Bags program provides shelf-stable meals and healthy snacks to students who might otherwise go hungry during weekends and over school breaks, including the long summer breaks.

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