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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.

Mental Health Resources

Virginia Beach City Public Schools is committed to supporting the mental health and wellness of all students and staff. As shared in our strategic framework, Compass to 2025, and in collaboration with community organizations, VBCPS prioritizes the wellbeing of our stakeholders by providing a variety of resources and programs. Each school has a school counseling department along with an assigned school psychologist and social worker to provide assistance for our students.

988 Suicide and Crisis Hotline

 

988 suicide and crisis lifeline

The 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline is a national network of local crisis centers that provides free and confidential emotional support to people in suicidal crisis or emotional distress 24 hours a day, 7 days a week in the United States. 

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Care Solace

CareSolace

Virginia Beach City Public Schools is committed to the well-being of all students, staff, and their families and partnered with Care Solace to provide an additional layer of support. Care Solace will navigate the mental health care system on your behalf to find community-based providers and secure appointments as quickly as possible with the best care possible. Our coordination services are paid for by Virginia Beach City Public Schools and are provided to you at no cost.

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Rapid Response Program

 

The Child and Youth Behavioral Health Services’ Rapid Response Services provide a rapid behavioral health response to students in Virginia Beach City Public Schools, who are demonstrating behaviors that may indicate the need for a behavioral health screening, short term intervention, and coordination and referral to ongoing services in the community.

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Bridge Program

 
chkd

The CHKD Bridge Program serves as a means to “bridge” the gap until longer term mental health services can be established.  VBCPS middle and high school students can access individual and group therapy through the Bridge Clinic at no charge to the family.

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Additional community partner:

Kempsville Center for Behavioral Health

Kempsville Center for Behavioral Health provides acute inpatient care to children and adolescents ages 4-17 experiencing a primary mental health crisis including extreme feelings of suicide or causing harm to themselves or others.