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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.

Class Size 6-52

School Board of the City of Virginia Beach
Policy 6-52


Class Size

In general, the student-teacher ratio in a class shall fall within the limits set by the Virginia Board of Education. However, inadequate funding or changing enrollment patterns may force an increase in class size.

In general, the School Board desires a small class size for students in kindergarten, in the primary grades, and in courses requiring close supervision of the students. A larger than normal class size may be permitted in classes that lend themselves to effective large group instruction.

The number of students in a class shall depend upon the subject to be taught, instructional organization and techniques, and the financial capabilities of the school division.

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 § 22.1-253.13:2, as amended. Standard 2. Instructional, administrative, and support personnel.

Adopted by School Board: July 13, 1993 (Effective August 14, 1993)
Amended by School Board: June 6, 2006
Amended by School Board: October 11, 2022