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.
Certification of Enrollment/Counseling 6-28.1
School Board of the City of Virginia Beach
Driver Education: Certifications of Enrollment/Counseling
- 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.
Derived from Department of Education memorandum 8/15/90.
- Certification of Counseling
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.
See also Department of Education memorandum 8/15/90 on Certification Requirements.
- 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:
- 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),
- recognition of abilities, interests, values, and personality traits,
- goal setting strategies,
- problems solving and decision making,
- ability to gather, process and act upon information about self and work choices,
- ability to perceive the relationship between academic content learned in the school and its application to life and career choices.
The preceding guidelines derived from [State] Supts. Memo. No. 91, July 3, 1990.
Approved by Superintendent: October 19, 1993