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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.

Certification of Enrollment/Counseling 6-28.1

School Board of the City of Virginia Beach
Regulation 6-28.1


Driver Education: Certifications of Enrollment/Counseling

  1. Certification of Enrollment

    Form PPS-1116 State Department of Education Certification of Enrollment is to be used to document enrollment when a minor is applying for an instructional permit. No certification of good academic standing is needed.

    If a student has passed his/her eighteenth birthday, no certificate of enrollment, counseling or good academic standing requirement is required. However, certification of having completed the classroom instruction in driver education, is required.

    Editor's Note

    Derived from Department of Education memorandum 8/15/90.

  2. Certification of Counseling
    1. Procedures

      Form PPS-1115 State Department of Education Certification of Counseling is to be used to provide documentation that a minor, not currently enrolled in school, has received counseling on the importance of remaining in school . It may be used for those cases in which a minor is applying for an instructional permit or a driver's license and is unable to provide proof of enrollment. Students should go to the school of last enrollment for counseling.

      Editor's Note

      See also Department of Education memorandum 8/15/90 on Certification Requirements.

    2. Counseling Guidelines

      Counseling should be provided by an appropriately qualified staff member. The primary focus of the counseling with the minor will be that of assisting the person to understand the importance of enrollment, membership, and the completion of an education program. The counseling may include the following:

      1. consequences of leaving school without a marketable skill (that expected lifetime earning of dropouts are less than half of those who stay in school; that dropouts typically experience higher unemployment rates than those who have completed their educational program; that fewer career choices, options, and advancement opportunities are available for the dropout),
      2. recognition of abilities, interests, values, and personality traits,
      3. goal setting strategies,
      4. problems solving and decision making,
      5. ability to gather, process and act upon information about self and work choices,
      6. ability to perceive the relationship between academic content learned in the school and its application to life and career choices.

      Editor's Note

      The preceding guidelines derived from [State] Supts. Memo. No. 91, July 3, 1990.

Approved by Superintendent: October 19, 1993