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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. 

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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.

Guest Speakers 6-10

School Board of the City of Virginia Beach
Policy 6-10


Guest Speakers

  1. Generally

    The School Board encourages the use of capable and well-informed persons from the community as outside speakers and resource persons.

  2. Classrooms

    Teachers desiring to invite outside speakers to present pertinent information to their classes should be guided by the maturity of the students and the relationship of the material to be presented to the instructional program. Teachers shall obtain the permission and the advice of the principal or designee prior to extending any invitations to outside speakers. Outside speakers are not authorized for use in Family Life Education classes.

  3. Assemblies

    Outside speakers invited or engaged to speak before any school assembly shall be approved by the principal or designee.

Adopted by School Board: July 13, 1993 (Effective August 14, 1993)
Amended by School Board: June 13, 2022