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Call to Action
Virginia Beach City Public Schools Needs You!

Call to ActionAt various times throughout the year, Virginia Beach City Public Schools is in need of assistance from our community for specific activities. These times of need are referred to as a Call to Action. These Calls to Action target community volunteers with talents matching those needed by any of our 85 schools/centers or at the district level.

When there is a need for community volunteers the specific area of need will be listed below. If you would like to be contacted by email, when a Call to Action is announced, you may subscribe here.

Here is a sample of the types of activities that may be included in a Call to Action:

  • Textbook adoption
  • Curriculum development
  • Advisory group/committee
  • Speakers
  • Mentors
  • Special events
  • Office assistance

Current Calls to Action

The School Board of the City of Virginia Beach is seeking parents, community members and staff to serve as members of various Community Advisory Committees as described below. Terms of service begin July 1, 2018. In order to serve on a School Board committee, members must live within the City of Virginia Beach. In some instances, participants are selected to represent specific zones within the city. In those cases, the volunteer must reside within the designated area. Community members interested in serving on an advisory committee should submit an application and a letter of interest to the clerk of the School Board at Dianne.alexander@vbschools.com by 5 p.m. April 15. Applications submitted via U.S. Mail must be postmarked on or before April 15, 2018.

Special Education Advisory Committee
The School Board is seeking 12 volunteers to serve on the Special Education Advisory Committee (SEAC). Members include parents of children with disabilities, individuals with disabilities, representatives from community organizations and local school personnel. The term for members is three (3) years.

SEAC meets monthly (September Ė June) in order to fulfill the following duties and responsibilities:

  • Review annually the local plan for the education of students with disabilities, including revisions;
  • Determine the extent to which the local plan for the previous year was implemented;
  • Participate in the development of priorities and strategies for meeting the identified needs of children with disabilities;
  • Represent the community;
  • Encourage a collaborative relationship between School Division staff and the community;
  • Become knowledgeable about current programs, research, and best practices in special education and its relationship with general education;
  • Focus attention on issues relative to improving the educational services for special education students; and
  • Submit recommendations of the Committee in writing to the Superintendent and the School Board.

To learn more about SEAC, please contact the divisionís Parent Support and Information Center at 757-263-2066.

Community Advisory Committee for Gifted Education
The School Board is seeking representatives from the Kellam, Landstown, Princess Anne and Salem attendance zones to serve on the Community Advisory Committee for Gifted Education. In addition, one At-Large representative is needed. Members of this committee include parents of students identified as gifted, representatives from community agencies and organizations and local school personnel. The term for members is three (3) years.

The Community Advisory Committee for Gifted Education meets monthly (September Ė June). The responsibilities and duties of this advisory committee are to:

  • Review annually the local plan for the education of gifted students, including revisions;
  • Determine the extent to which the local plan for the previous year was implemented;
  • Develop annual goals and priorities;
  • Represent the community;
  • Encourage a collaborative relationship between school division staff and the community;
  • Become knowledgeable about current programs, research, and best practices in gifted education and its relationship with general education;
  • Focus attention on issues relative to improving the educational services for gifted students; and
  • Submit recommendations of the advisory committee in writing to the Superintendent and the School Board.

For additional information about the Community Advisory Committee for Gifted Education, please contact the divisionís Office of Programs for Exceptional Children at 757-263-1188.

General Advisory Council for Technical and Career Education
The School Board is seeking volunteers to serve on the General Advisory Council for Technical and Career Education. To the extent reasonably possible, the councilís 21 members evenly represent business, industry, labor, management, government and education. The term for members is three (3) years.

The General Advisory Council for Technical and Career Education meets quarterly (September, November, February and May) in order to:

  • Develop methods by which Council members may most effectively function as channels of communication between the schools and the total community;
  • Influence the expansion and quality of technical and career education programs in the schools;
  • Provide liaison service that unifies the educational program of the schools toward meeting universal and common technical and career education needs of students, industry and the community;
  • Formulate means by which the Council may act as advisors and consultants to all groups, to school counseling departments, and the total community concerning technical and career education preparation and opportunities; and
  • Encourage the cooperation of employers to seek applicants from among qualified youth, without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, age, marital status, disability, genetic information or veteran status.

To learn more about the General Advisory Council for Technical and Career Education, please contact the divisionís Office of Technical and Career Education at 757-648-6180.


Whatever the request, we hope that you will be available to step in and help if you determine that your abilities match our needs. If you have questions about Call to Action, please contact the Office of Community Engagement at 757.263.1936 or email meghan.raftery@vbschools.com.

Last Modified on Friday, March 30, 2018