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…

VBCPS earns 2018 Green Cleaning Award

Virginia Beach City Public Schools (VBCPS) is one of only three school divisions and three universities across the country recognized with a 2018 Green Cleaning Award for Schools and Universities. VBCPS was recognized with an Honorable Mention. The award, which is presented by the Green Cleaning Network, the Healthy Schools Campaign and American School & Read More…

VBCPS earns 2018 ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year award

For the second consecutive year, Virginia Beach City Public Schools (VBCPS) has been named an ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for demonstrating superior energy efficiency in its buildings and facilities. Only 163 honorees were selected across the nation from amongst Fortune 500 companies, schools, hospitals, retailers, manufacturers, Read More…

Custodians recognized for outstanding service and work performance

At the division’s Custodial Appreciation Day event June 20, the Office of Custodial Services recognized various individuals and teams for their outstanding work. The following eight custodians received awards for their decades of service to Virginia Beach City Public Schools: Edward Askew, 41 years Jacqueline Cornick, 39 years Kenneth Cornick, 39 years Ronnie Ferebee, 39 Read More…

Sustainable School Recognition Award recipients announced

The Office of Facilities Planning and Construction recently announced that 55 schools have earned the division’s 2016-2017 Sustainable School Recognition Award. The award recognizes schools that are taking an active role in promoting sustainability initiatives and helping increase student understanding of the balance between social, economic and environmental factors to achieve sustainability. To be considered Read More…

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…

VBCPS Fleet Technician places third in national competition

Don Ertel, Virginia Beach City Public Schools (VBCPS) fleet technician, was awarded second runner-up at the America’s Best Training & Skills Competition Nov. 4-8 in Kansas City, Missouri. Held in conjunction with the National Association for Pupil Transportation (NAPT) Annual Summit, the America’s Best competition attracts technicians and inspectors from the nation’s school bus industry. Technicians and inspectors were Read More…