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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.

Emergency Drills and Planning 6-14

School Board of the City of Virginia Beach
Policy 6-14

INSTRUCTION

Emergency Drills and Planning

  1. Generally

    The Superintendent is assigned the responsibility for developing a program for school emergencies and to coordinate its various aspects. Each school shall develop procedures to handle emergency situations specific to its building(s) and grounds. Copies of these procedures shall be included in each school's Safe School Plan.

  2. Fire Drills

    Each school is to comply with the laws regarding fire drills as enforced by the Virginia Statewide Fire Prevention Code. Specific instructions shall be formulated so that every person in the building knows how to evacuate the building by the most expedient routes.

  3. Bus Drills

    Each student riding a bus and the drivers of buses shall participate in emergency evacuation bus drills in accordance with the Code of Virginia cited in the legal reference to this policy.

  4. Bomb Threat Drills

    Each school shall participate in responding to bomb threat drills in accordance with School Board Regulation 6-14.1. Specific instructions addressing the assessment of, response to, and reporting of bomb threats, shall be formulated by each school.

  5. Lock-Down Drills

    Each school shall participate in emergency lock-downs in accordance with School Board Regulation 6-14.1. Specific instructions addressing the procedure in response to a bomb threat shall be formulated by each school.

  6. Tornado Drills

    Each school shall participate in emergency tornado drills in accordance with School Board Regulation 6-14.1. Specific instructions addressing the procedure shall be formulated by each school.

  7. Shelter-in-Place

    Each school shall include a Shelter-in-Place response in their Safe School Plans to deal with the possibility of biological/atmospheric threats. Specific instructions addressing the procedure shall be formulated by each school.

Virginia Statewide Fire Prevention Code 13VAC5-51.

Code of Virginia § 22.1-137, as amended. Fire drills.

Code of Virginia § 22.1-237.1, as amended. Tornado drills.

Code of Virginia § 22.1-184 et seq, as amended. School bus emergency drills.

Virginia Board of Education Regulations 8VAC20-131-260, as amended, School facilities and safety.

School Board Regulation 6-14.1

Adopted by School Board: October 21, 1969
Amended by School Board: August 21, 1990
Amended by School Board: July 16, 1991
Amended by School Board: July 13, 1993 (Effective August 14, 1993)
Amended by School Board: May 20, 1997
Amended by School Board: July 15, 2003
Amended by School Board: June 6, 2006
Amended by School Board: June 13, 2022