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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.

Delayed Opening/Emergency Closing of School(s) 6-15.1

School Board of the City of Virginia Beach
Regulation 6-15.1

INSTRUCTION

Delayed Opening/Emergency Closing of School(s)

  1. Public Announcements

    When the decision is made to close schools, delay the opening of schools, or to dismiss students early, radio and television stations will be requested to make the appropriate announcement.

    The announcement requested will be one of the following statements.

    1. "Virginia Beach public schools and administrative offices will be closed today."
    2. "Virginia Beach public schools will be closed; twelve-month employees report to work."
    3. "Virginia Beach public schools and administrative offices will have a delayed opening."

    Under the first announcement, only emergency personnel (those individuals previously advised) will report to work. Under the second announcement, only twelve-month employees will report to work at the normal time, unless the announcement clearly states that a delayed reporting time has been established. Under the third announcement, a delayed school opening will apply to all employees, as well as students.

  2. Delayed Openings

    Delayed openings may be for one or two hours.

    Principals shall establish internal school schedules for either exigency.

  3. Emergency Closing During the Day

    When weather conditions warrant the early closing of schools for the day, the announcement will be made to schools via the communications alert system, and to the public through local radio and television stations. The announcement will give the time of dismissal. Schools will dismiss in the same sequence as normally used (1st session secondary, 2nd session secondary, elementary) as scheduled by the Office of Transportation.

Approved by Superintendent: July 16, 1991
Revised by Superintendent: October 19, 1993
Revised by Superintendent: September 20, 1994