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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.

Driver Education

The classroom driver education course is offered as part of the Health and Physical Education II curriculum in all high schools.  A student must complete driver education to participate in Behind-the-Wheel instruction and receive a driver’s license.  Below are the steps necessary for families.

  1. Students must pass the classroom phase of driver education and receive the DEC-1 card. 
  2. When the student reaches the age of 15 years and 6 months, they can go to the Division of Motor Vehicles (DMV) and take the learner's permit test.  Learner’s Permit Testing is also offered at some high schools after school hours.  Contact the school to inquire. 
  3. When the student has both the DEC-1 card and learner's permit, they may apply and pay for Behind-the-Wheel instruction via the VBCPS WebStore here. The fee for Behind-the-Wheel is $210. Specific dates and times are NOT guaranteed. Be sure to review the registration page fully before paying.
  4. After the fee has been paid, the parent or guardian will receive an email within 2 business days at the email address listed on the registration.  This email will include the link to a form that must be completed in order to schedule the student’s Behind-the-Wheel session.  

Below are some frequently asked questions regarding teen licensing. If you need additional information on the Driver Education program contact Denise O'Connell, Lead Driver Education Teacher by email or phone at (757) 263-1410. 

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