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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.

Policies and Regulations

The School Board Bylaws govern the operation of the School Board. Bylaws deal with the duties of members, meetings, procedures for adopting policies and regulations, internal Board operations and related matters.

Policies - The School Board of the City of Virginia Beach, representing the people of the community, is the legislative body for the school division, which determines all questions of general policy to be employed in the conduct of the public schools. Policy is a basic written statement of the intent of the School Board, which creates rights and responsibilities for the conduct of the division's business. It is the obligation of the staff to familiarize themselves with and follow School Board Policies.

Regulations - A regulation is the detailed manner or method of written implementation of policy delegated by the Board to the Superintendent. Staff is responsible to the Superintendent for familiarizing themselves with and following division regulations.

Policies and regulations are of a dynamic nature and subject to change. Policies and regulations are continually updated during School Board meetings. Every attempt is made to maintain current School Board policies and regulations, with changes made in a timely fashion.

Updates - For a list of updates to policies and regulations, please visit the Policies and Regulations Updates page.

Should you have any questions, please contact Laura Beth Mattson or call 757.263.1269.