Virginia Beach Public Schools to receive $125,000 in grants

Virginia Beach City Public Schools will receive $125,000 in grants to support classroom innovation.

Set to be awarded by the Virginia Beach Education Foundation during its annual Teacher Grants Improve Futures Celebration, the grants will provide schools up to $5,000 for inventive learning opportunities, and individual teachers up to $2,000 for classroom activities, including robotics, computer coding and leadership.

The evening will feature an art auction and reception catered by culinary arts students from the school division’s Technical and Career Education Center. Following the reception, the foundation will recognize 59 grantwriters and recipients. The VBEF will also unveil its 2017 commemorative print, which will be decided by public vote. Online voting is currently underway through Oct. 31.

The celebration starts at 6 p.m. on Wed., Nov. 2 at the Sandler Center for the Performing Arts, 201 Market St.

To read more about VBEF grants, projects and special events visit The organization has awarded more than $1.43 million in classroom support since it was established on Nov. 4, 1991. To make a contribution to the foundation’s Adopt A+ Grants program, contact VBEF coordinator Debbie Griffey at 757-263-1069.

This story has been updated to reflect that the celebration is not a 25th annual one, as originally reported.


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