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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.

World Languages 6-37

School Board of the City of Virginia Beach
Policy 6-37


World Languages

The School Board believes that instruction in world languages is designed to provide students with the insights and tools to interact with people from diverse cultures to become globally aware citizens. Through the study of world languages, students will: acquire the linguistic, grammatical and cultural knowledge and skills needed to apply oral and written communication in meaningful contexts; develop the communicative skills needed to demonstrate understanding, express ideas and feelings, and exchange information in meaningful contexts;; interact with others in spoken, signed or written conversations using a variety of formats; and, demonstrate understanding of the diverse perspectives that are represented in their own and other cultures.

Adopted by the School Board: May 25, 2005
Amended by School Board: April 18, 2017
Amended by School Board: February 13, 2024