In the News

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The Arts are Academic

“Music is academic, the arts are academic and we want to make sure that those classes are available to every student." - Melinda Rogers

VB Parents Concerned Amid Music Program Cuts

"Rogers told 10 On Your Side these classes are not just teaching kids about art and culture — they also give them real opportunities for their future.”

Downsizing of VB music courses caused by enrollment issues

"I will not stop advocating for fine arts in this division, I will not stop advocating for children to have access to the classes that they deserve to have.”- Melinda Rogers

How Virginia Beach students, families are navigating new transgender student policies

"Melinda Rogers, who has three children in Virginia Beach schools, said she understood the intent of the policies was to keep parents as the decisionmakers in their children’s lives, and she decided she wanted her children to have a choice."