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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.

Accreditation 6-3

School Board of the City of Virginia Beach
Policy 6-3



The Standards for Accreditation of Public Schools in Virginia are designed to ensure that an effective educational program is established and maintained in Virginia's public schools. The mission of the public educational system, first and foremost, is to educate students in the essential academic knowledge and skills in order that they may be equipped to be college, career, and citizen ready.

In accordance with the legal reference to this Policy, the School Administration shall maintain public elementary and secondary schools which meet accrediting standards adopted by the Virginia Board of Education. The School Board endeavors to provide an essential foundation of educational programs of high quality in all schools for all students, to encourage continuous appraisal and improvement of the school program for the purpose of raising student achievement, to foster public confidence, to assure recognition of Virginia's public schools by other institutions of learning and to establish a means of determining the effectiveness of schools.

The accreditation status of each school in the School Division shall be presented to the School Board annually in public session by the School Administration.

Code of Vairginia § 22.1-253.13:3, as amended, Standard 3. Accreditation, other standards, assessments and releases from state regulations.

Virginia Board of Education Regulations Establishing Standards for Accrediting Public Schools in Virginia, 8 VAC 20-131-10 et seq.

Adopted by School Board: July 13, 1993 (Effective August 14, 1993)
Amended by School Board: August 4, 1998
Amended by School Board: June 6, 2006
Amended by School Board: December 7, 2021