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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.

Textbooks 6-60

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Policy 6-60




All textbooks (to include print and online) as the main resource in a course must be adopted by the School Board in accordance with regulations established by the Virginia Board of Education. All supplemental textbooks shall have the approval of the Superintendent or a designee prior to use in the classroom.

In addition to staff, the Superintendent or designees may appoint parents/legal guardians and students to textbook screening committees to assist in recommendations for the adoption of textbooks in the School Division.

Code of Virginia § 22.1-238, as amended. Approval of textbooks.

Code of Virginia § 22.1-239, as amended. Basal textbooks.

Adopted 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: June 6, 2006
Amended by School Board: March 21, 2017
Amended by School Board: February 27, 2024