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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.

Social Studies 6-42

School Board of the City of Virginia Beach
Policy 6-42


Social Studies

A Social Studies program should provide instruction commensurate with the goals, interests and abilities of all students. Because the goals of each student vary, the program should be flexible enough to provide for individual interests and abilities through appropriate instruction. Educated, informed, engaged and enlightened citizens are essential to the continuation of a domestic republic as well as the global community. The knowledge, skills and understandings of Social Studies shape the attitude necessary for responsible, productive and compassionate citizens. The School Division is committed to helping students develop an appreciation of their historic and cultural heritage, the culture of others and comprehend developments in an ever-changing world.

Adopted by School Board: July 13, 1993 (Effective August 14, 1993)
Amended by School Board: June 6, 2006
Amended by School Board: June 20, 2017
Amended by School Board: February 13, 2024