Stewart earns prestigious credentials

The National Association for Pupil Transportation (NAPT) has certified Diane Stewart as a Certified Supervisor of Pupil Transportation (CSPT). Stewart, a transportation area supervisor for Virginia Beach, was subject to an objective peer review of her education, career experience and achievement in the field of pupil transportation operations as well as a rigorous job-specific written examination that Read More…

Wilson earns lunchtime surprise

The Office of Custodial Services got an unexpected gift earlier this month: a  free lunch. Melvin Wilson, a custodian at the Laskin Road Annex, won the contest as part of the giveaway from radio station 95.7 R&B FM. DJ Charles Black delivered the winnings to the office and stopped for a few pictures. Tell your Read More…

ODC and KLMS new school design completed

This post was written by the Office of Facilities Planning and Construction, which is overseen by Tony Arnold, director.  With careful planning and anticipation, design has been wrapped up on the combined facility for Old Donation Center (ODC) / Kemps Landing Magnet School (KLMS). A direct result of input from school and community stakeholders, more Read More…

Maintaining restroom cleanliness and care

This post was written by the Office of Custodial Services, which is overseen by Larry Ames, director.  Providing a safe and healthy environment for building occupants is a primary goal for the Office of Custodial Services. This means eliminating bacteria and the threat of infection, while reducing cross-contamination, especially in high traffic areas such as restrooms. Although Read More…

Bus Drivers: First stop of the day

This post was submitted from the VBCPS Office of Transportation, which is overseen by David Pace, director. The dedication of the Virginia Beach City Public School’s school bus driver out shines those from across the State. School bus drivers are the first people each day to have a hand in encouraging and shaping the futures Read More…

The human element and relationships – critical components of school safety

This post was submitted from the VBCPS Office of Safety and Loss Control, which is overseen by Richard Ponti, director. Virginia Beach City Public Schools (VBCPS) has comprehensive measures in place to provide for the safety of students, staff and visitors. VBCPS utilizes sophisticated technologies, such as closed circuit television cameras, access controls, and intrusion Read More…

Preventing arc flash

This post was submitted from the VBCPS Office of School Plant Services, which is overseen by Brian Baxter, director. With safety in our facilities being our number one goal, it is important to discuss a situation called arc flash, which is governed by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the National Fire Protection Read More…