U.S. News & World Report recently ranked Kingston Elementary and Old Donation School as the No. 1 elementary and middle schools in Virginia. Old Donation School, which has students in grades two through eight and is the home of the Edward E. Brickell Academy for Advanced Academics & Arts, was also ranked as the No. 2 elementary school in the state.
The Office of Facilities Services is responsible for new school construction and additions as well as major renovations to school facilities in accordance with the school division’s six- year Capital Improvement Program (CIP). Facilities Services also manages the division’s real estate portfolio, encompassing ninety assets totaling approximately two thousand acres.
In 2018, the office of Maintenance Services was placed under the leadership of Facilities Services. Maintenance Services has the responsibility for maintaining the school division’s eleven million square feet of space.
Since 1997, VBCPS has spent approximately $750 million to modernize or replace 34 of the division's oldest schools, maintenance, supply, custodial and transportation facilities. These improvements have resulted in the renovation or replacement of approximately 3.75 million square feet of school division assets.
All modernization/replacement projects are developed using the division’s Comprehensive Long-Range Facility Master Plan, last updated in 2017. In 2009 the School Division finalized work on High School Educational Specifications*. All projects are designed/constructed to achieve the U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED Silver Certification (at a minimum). LEED emphasizes state of the art strategies for sustainable site development, water savings, energy efficiency, materials selection and indoor air quality.
The Office of Facilities Services is a recognized leader in the design and construction of school facilities and has won numerous awards for the exemplary development and execution of sustainable buildings.
For additional information on construction projects or questions regarding this page, please contact the Office of Facilities Services at 757.263.1090, or at 1568 Corporate Landing Parkway, Suite 200, Virginia Beach, Virginia 23454.
*A hard copy of this document is available for review in the office of Facilities Services at 1568 Corporate Landing Parkway, Suite 200, Virginia Beach, VA 23454
A Capital Improvement Plan (CIP) is a short-range plan, usually four to ten years, that identifies capital projects and equipment purchases, along with a planning schedule that identifies options for financing the plan and completion dates.