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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.

Homework 6-54

School Board of the City of Virginia Beach
Policy 6-54

INSTRUCTION

Homework

Homework is an extension and enrichment of the material taught in the classroom. It is designed to reinforce and extend classroom learning, prepare students for new information, and promote creative thinking and independent research. Homework is defined as tasks assigned to students by teachers that are intended to be completed outside the regular classroom instruction. Homework is a tool to provide teachers with critical feedback on how well students understand the concepts, skills, and information presented in class. In certain circumstances, homework assignments may prepare students for the introduction of new information and may also include reading assignments, projects, and book reports.

  1. Definition and goals

    The basic objectives of homework are to reinforce the application of previously taught concepts, principles, and skills, extend student learning, and promote creative thinking and independent research. “Homework” is defined as tasks assigned to students by teachers that are intended to be completed outside the regular classroom instruction. It is a tool to provide teachers with critical feedback on how well students understand the concepts, skills, and information presented in class. Homework assignments may also prepare students for the introduction of new information and may include reading assignments, projects, and book reports.

  2. Partnership with families

    The partnership between schools and families is vital to student learning and success in schools. A systematic approach to homework by families can assist the teacher, parent and students in achieving common learning goals.

  3. Homework assignments

    Homework shall be assigned by teachers and shall be in accordance with the needs of the class and/or students. Homework should be an extension and enrichment of the material taught in the classroom. The quality and purpose of homework assignments should be factors in planning all homework assignments. The Superintendent or designee will prepare guidelines for homework that may be differentiated by grade levels.

  4. Not disciplinary in nature

    Homework shall not be assigned as punishment for a disciplinary infraction.

Regulation 6-54.1, as amended. Homework- Elementary.

Regulation 6-54.2, as amended. Homework – Middle.

Regulation 6-54.3, as amended. Homework – High.

VBCPS Elementary Grading Guidelines, as amended.

VBCPS Guidelines for Best Practices in Evaluation, Grading and Reporting Student Academic Progress in Secondary Schools, September 2021, as amended.

Regulation 6-54.1 Homework - Elementary
Regulation 6-54.2 Homework – Middle
Regulation 6-54.3 Homework – High

Adopted by School Board: December 16, 1986
Amended 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: December 4, 2001
Amended by School Board: June 6, 2006
Amended by School Board: September 13, 2022