VBCPS Career Expo scheduled for April 27

Job applicants can learn about various opportunities to work for Virginia Beach City Public Schools (VBCPS) by attending the school division’s annual Career Expo scheduled for Saturday, April 27, from 9 a.m. to noon at Landstown High School. Administrators from all school levels – elementary, middle and high – will be on-site to discuss instructional Read More…

Take survey to help VBCPS prioritize areas for upcoming strategic plan

An all-staff email from Superintendent Aaron Spence was emailed Feb. 18 inviting everyone to participate in a survey that will help the division identify priorities for the division’s upcoming strategic plan, which will be in place from 2020-2025. Survey participants will be asked to rate from “critical” to “not important at all” the skills and Read More…

Building managers program helps schools expedite maintenance work

Darren Payne arrives at Newton Elementary School at 6:30 each morning. He begins his day by pulling up his computer to check that the school’s heating and air conditioning are properly functioning. Then, he starts walking the school, inspecting kitchen freezers, checking boiler rooms or looking for any maintenance-related items that might need attention. “We Read More…

Asbestos (AHERA) Management Plans Available

The Environmental Protection Agency, as required by the Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act (AHERA) of October 1986, requires all school facilities to have an inspection for asbestos-containing building materials and to have a detailed management plan identifying these materials.  The AHERA Management Plans are available in each school’s main office for review by parents, teachers Read More…

Parking lot construction underway at Plaza Annex

A new parking lot currently under construction will double the number of parking spaces at the Plaza Annex. The capital project will add 130 spots to the existing 124 parking spaces bringing the total to 254. “Additional parking is something that our customers have requested for several years,” said Tony Arnold, executive director of Facilities Read More…

School Plant works through full list of summer projects

The Monday after school was out, School Plant’s 166 craftsman descended across the division’s schools to start work on a multitude of remodeling and replacement projects. “We’re painting entire buildings. We’re doing lighting projects. We’re doing pipe lining projects as well as flipping school libraries,” said Eric Woodhouse, director of School Plant Services, the school Read More…

VBCPS celebrates retirees at citywide dinner

Earlier this school year, seven Providence Elementary School staff members (Melissa Knight, Helen Ryan, Denise Adams, Ann Holcombe, Donna Roenker, Linda Seybold and Sarah Muth) announced their plans to retire and created “Farewell Tour” shirts to celebrate the milestone and their pride for working at Providence. For the school division’s annual retirement dinner June 28, they had Read More…