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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.

Custody Registration

Court appointed custody to a non- biological parent:

  • A person who obtains court appointed custody of a minor student not solely for educational purposes is considered the legal guardian of the student. If the court order is from another state, the parent must provide evidence that the document has been registered in Virginia.
  • The court order must be signed by a judge and certified.
  • The court in the jurisdiction where the minor student has resided for the prior six months has the authority to make custodial decisions regarding the minor child. Persons seeking legal custody or changes in legal or physical custody should plan to obtain a court order before attempting to enroll a minor student. VBCPS will not enroll a student pending a court date to review determine custody.
  • The person with custody enrolling the student must complete the Custody Registration Form (Appendix H). The school will submit the form and supporting documents to OSL for approval/disapproval.

The following documents must be attached to the request:

  • Copy of the court order from a court in the US conferring guardianship or legal custody of the student to the person making this request. (court orders from other states must be registered in VA).

Custody Registration Form