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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.

Facilities Services

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

CIP

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. 

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