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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.

Special Education Advisory Committee

The Special Education Advisory Committee (SEAC) is appointed by the local School Board. The membership includes parents of children with disabilities, individuals with disabilities, local school personnel and representatives from community agencies that provide services to and persons with disabilities. 

The functions of the SEAC are:

  • To participate in the review of the school division's annual plan.
  • To advise the school division of needs in the education of students with disabilities.
  • To participate in the development of priorities and strategies for meeting the identified needs of students with disabilities.
  • To submit periodic reports and recommendations regarding the education of students with disabilities.
  • To assist the school division in interpreting to the community plans for meeting the special needs of students with disabilities for educational services.
  • To review the policies and procedures for the provision of special education and related services prior to submission to the local school board.

To contact the SEAC please email them at vbseac.1@gmail.com, visit their Facebook page or call the Parent Support and Information Center at 757.263.2066.

All SEAC meetings are open to the public. Guests are welcome to attend as well as make public comment on issues they believe to be important in the education of students with disabilities in our city.

Special Education Advisory Committee Board Members

  • Meghan Ashburn - Chair
  • Dawn Candia - Vice-Chair
  • Katie Ali - Secretary
  • Nathan Ballou
  • Robert Bridgham
  • Coleen Clementson
  • Sarah Cook
  • Jessica Crawford
  • Megan Davis
  • Lisa Gehring
  • Matthew Gentile
  • Sandra Hermann
  • Janice Keener
  • Christina Morrow
  • Bridget Nguyen
  • Monica Parker
  • Donna Robel
  • Kellie Vanella
  • Michelle Wood
  • Lee Woodard

Special Education Advisory Committee Meeting Calendar

Date Location Agenda/Minutes
August 14, 2023 - 9:30 a.m. Joint Use Library
1700 College Crescent
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September 11, 2023 - 9:30 a.m. Joint Use Library
1700 College Crescent
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October 9, 2023 - 9:30 a.m. Joint Use Library
1700 College Crescent
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November 13, 2023 - 9:30 a.m. Joint Use Library
1700 College Crescent
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January 8, 2024 - 9:30 a.m. Kempsville Recreation Center
800 Monmouth Lane
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February 12, 2024 - 9:30 a.m. Plaza Annex/FACE Center
641 Carriage Hill Road
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March 11, 2024 - 9:30 a.m. Kempsville Recreation Center
800 Monmouth Lane
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May 13, 2024 - 9:30 a.m. Joint Use Library
1700 College Crescent
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June 10, 2024 - 9:30 a.m. Joint Use Library
1700 College Crescent
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