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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.

Legal Systems Administration

Are you an organized person who has an interest in the legal world? Check out Legal Systems Administration, a one-year, three credit program, where you will learn all of the skills the legal profession is seeking in qualified candidates! You will learn in a real office environment, and you will even have the opportunity to become a Microsoft Office Specialist, a highly sought-after skill in today's business world!

This is a one-year course designed to prepare students for entry-level employment in a legal office. Students learn how to prepare for trial, draft legal documents and coordinate office activities. Instruction will enable students to become highly effective with word processing, spreadsheets and database management. Students learn to operate office equipment such as copiers, fax machines, and telephones. Internships with law firms, real estate and government offices are encouraged. Students will prepare for the following credentials or certifications: Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) and the Workplace Readiness Skills for the Commonwealth Examination.

In addition to going straight to the workforce, our graduates have many options after successfully completing their courses! Further your education at a community college, technical school or university:
Bryant and Stratton: Paralegal Legal Associates Degree
Tidewater Community College: Paralegal Studies: Legal Administration

Legal Secretary
Paralegal (entry Level)
Administrative Assistant
File Clerk
Court Clerk

All students at the Tech Center have the option to obtain an internship towards the end of their experience here. The philosophy is that there is invaluable knowledge and experience to be gained working side-by-side with a professional in an actual environment. Below are some of the great internships our students have had, thanks to Legal Systems Administration!

Below is a sample of organizations who have employed our students as interns:
Virginia Beach Judicial Center: File Clerk
Virginia Beach Police Department: Data Entry, Research Assistant, Receptionist
Byler & Sampson, Attorneys At Law: Front Desk; Legal Clerk
Virginia Beach Sheriff's Office: Data Entry, Research Assistant
Hall Honda Corporate Office: Accounts Receivable Clerk
Samuel White Legal Firm: Legal Assistant
John Lee, Attorney-at-Law: File Clerk

Instructor: Marvella Phillips