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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.

Gifted Programs 6-31

School Board of the City of Virginia Beach
Policy 6-31

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Gifted Programs

  1. Purpose

    It is the policy of the School Board to actively promote and develop a qualitatively differentiated educational program for gifted learners in order to facilitate the fullest development of their potential. The program shall be in compliance with the Standards of Quality as prescribed by the General Assembly, the Virginia Board of Education Regulations Establishing Standards for Accrediting Public Schools in Virginia and The Virginia Plan for the Gifted approved by the Virginia Board of Education.

  2. Program Goals
    1. To develop an understanding of the characteristics which distinguish gifted and talented students from the general school population.
    2. To implement the Code of Virginia and the Board of Education Regulations Governing Educational Services for Gifted Students, including but not limited to the use of multiple criteria to identify gifted students.
    3. To provide continuous staff development for administrators, teachers and resource personnel.
    4. To provide educational programs which will enable each gifted learner to develop his or her abilities to their fullest potential.
    5. To provide for continuous formative and summative evaluation of the program for the gifted learner.
    6. To improve awareness and understanding of the gifted program among school personnel, parents, and other community members.
    7. To develop a long-range division-wide plan for the future of gifted and talented education.
    8. To ensure that each school provides students identified as gifted with instructional programs taught by teachers with special training or experience in working with gifted students.
  3. Local Plan for Gifted Education
    1. The Local Plan for Gifted Education (Local Plan), required by state law and Board of Education Regulations, shall be developed by the Superintendent and submitted to the School Board for approval before it is submitted to the Virginia Department of Education.
    2. The Superintendent shall prepare and submit the annual report, "Program for Gifted Education, as required by Board of Education Regulations and, upon approval and direction of the School Board, forward the annual report to the Virginia Department of Education.

Code of Virginia § 22.1-253.13:1, as amended, Standard 1. Instructional programs supporting the Standards of Learning and other educational objectives.

Code of Virginia § 22.1-18.1, as amended. Annual Report on gifted education required; local advisory committee on gifted education.

Virginia Board of Education, Regulations Governing Educational Service for Gifted Students. 8 VAC 20-40 et seq, as amended.

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

Adopted 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: October 6, 1998
Amended by School Board: November 21, 2000
Amended by School Board: June 6, 2006
Amended by School Board: June 23, 2021