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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.

Food Service Updates

As of May 6, 2024

Meals Served Graph showing a steady trend from 2014-19, a drop in 2020-21, a sharp upturn in 2022 and a steep drop in 2024.

During the 2023-2024 school year, the Office of Food Services will continue to offer scratch menu items at all of our school cafeterias. Menus can be found on and are available at your student's school cafeteria.

All students attending a Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) school are eligible to receive breakfast and lunch meals at no cost. Please visit this site to see if you child’s school is qualified as a CEP school.

School Year 2023-2024 Free & Reduced-Price Meal Applications are available online at Applying is easy and completely confidential. As a reminder, every school year requires a new application.

Households may apply for Free or Reduced-Price meals at any time during the school year. If you were not eligible before but had a reduction in income, increase in household size, became unemployed, etc., you can apply again. Additional benefits may include: 1) fee waivers for certain afterschool and summer learning programs, 2) fee waivers for select cable services, 3) fee waivers for college entrance exam (SAT), 4) and fee waivers for applications at many colleges and universities.

Also, the Virginia Department of Social Services can help through the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) should households need additional nutrition benefits.

We Are Hiring!

Come join our team either as a substitute or a contracted employee. We offer competitive pay, flexible schedules (no work on weekends, holidays or school breaks), excellent benefits, advancement opportunities, and a free meal during your shift.

We are looking to fill cafeteria assistant, baker/cook, and other vacancies. Employment applications can be submitted online at

Should you have any questions, please feel free to call our office at 757.263.1101 or e-mail us at

E-Learning Activities

For a variety of e-learning activities that children can partake in at home, such as online games, books, and nutrition education activities for children, please visit USDA Team Nutrition’s website at:

STEMsational Ag: The Virtual Farm is a free online course that students can take at home to discover how science, technology, engineering, and math are used in agriculture and why they are so important to humanity.

You can also learn how to eat healthy with MyPlate, a USDA interactive site that provides information on the five food groups, budget-friendly food ideas, seasonal recipes, etc.

For additional e-learning opportunities, visit the Office of Food Service's YouTube playlist where our students and staff cover important topics such as kitchen and food safety, cooking lessons and more.

Food & Nutrition Services on YouTube