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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.

Kinship Care

This form is used when an adult relative may be eligible to register a student under kinship care.

Kinship care is often looked to when children must be separated from their parents, either voluntarily or by court order;

  • Informal Kinship Care: Informal Kinship Care refers to an arrangement made by parents and other family members without any involvement from the court or child welfare system.
  • Formal Kinship Care: Formal Kinship Care involves parenting of children by relatives, or someone who has a significant emotional relationship with a child not born to them, as a result of a determination by the court and/or the child welfare agency. The courts rule that the child must be separated from his or her parents because of abuse, neglect, dependency, abandonment or special medical circumstances. The child is then placed in the legal custody of the relative or the child welfare agency. If legal custody is granted to the child welfare agency, the relative provides full time care, protection and nurturing of the child as a relative foster parent.

An adult relative must complete a Kinship Care form and submit the form to the school along with a notarized affidavit from the parents or relative explaining why the parents are unable to care for the student. Along with a power of attorney and a letter from the Department of Social Services where the kinship provider lives stating that the kinship arrangement serves a legitimate purpose in the best interest of the student other than school enrollment.

The school will submit the form and supporting documents to Office of Student Leadership for recommendation.

The department of social services has a grant for Kinship Navigation. Once all of the paperwork is submitted, the department of social services will contact the care provider to begin the initial meetings. 

Kinship Care Form