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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.

School Counseling 6-44

School Board of the City of Virginia Beach
Policy 6-44


School Counseling

The School Division shall offer a comprehensive K-12 school counseling program that is an integral part of each school's total educational program designed to promote the academic and career planning process and social/emotional development of all students. Purposes and objectives of the program shall reflect the developmental needs of students and be developed by the Executive Director of the Office of Student Support Services or designee with an advisory committee consisting of level-specific school counselors. All programs and services shall be in compliance with federal and state regulations.

No student shall be required to participate in any school counseling program to which the minor student's parent/guardian objects or the adult student objects.

“Standards for School Counseling Programs in Virginia Public Schools.” Adopted in January 2004 by the Virginia Board of Education, as amended.

Virginia Board of Education Regulations 8 VAC 20-620-10, as amended. Regarding School Guidance and Counseling Programs in Public Schools of Virginia

Adopted by School Board: June 18, 1996
Amended by School Board: June 6, 2006
Amended by School Board: September 5, 2012
Amended by School Board: June 20, 2017