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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.

School Calendar 6-12

School Board of the City of Virginia Beach
Policy 6-12


School Calendar

A school calendar shall be prepared at least annually to indicate pertinent dates and information essential to the operation of the division schools. The calendar shall be planned by the Superintendent and staff in cooperation with patron organizations and approved by the School Board.

The establishment of the school calendar should take the following into consideration:

  1. The number of school days necessary to meet requirements of the Virginia Board of Education;
  2. National and state legal holidays;
  3. Provisions for emergency closing of schools;
  4. In-service days for teachers;
  5. Parent-teacher conference days;
  6. The calendar for facilities providing joint services; and
  7. The calendars of local government and adjacent school divisions.

If circumstances warrant, the School Board may revise the school calendar during the school year.

Should instructional days be missed due to inclement weather or emergency conditions, make-up days for students and staff will be determined by the Superintendent.

Code of Virginia § 22.1-79, as amended. Powers and duties.

Code of Virginia § 22.1-79.1, as amended. Opening of the school year, approval for certain alternative schedules.

Code of Virginia § 22.1-98, as amended. Reduction of state aid when length of school term below 180 days or 990 hours.

Code of Virginia § 2.2-3300, as amended. Legal holidays.

Adopted by School Board: July 13, 1993 (Effective August 13, 1993)
Scrivener’s Amendments: March 1995
Adopted by School Board: September 5, 2012
Amended by School Board: June 28, 2022