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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.

Library Media Centers/Professional Libraries/Content Committee 6-65

School Board of the City of Virginia Beach
Policy 6-65

INSTRUCTION

Library Media Centers/Professional Libraries/Content Committee

  1. Generally

    Each school shall maintain an organized library media center as the resource center of the school and provide a unified program of media services and activities for students and teachers. This facility shall contain as print and digital resources, which are sufficient to meet research, inquiry and reading requirements of the instructional program and general student interest.

    Subject to approval by the School Board, selected media centers or libraries may be opened and staffed during a limited number of early morning, afternoon and/or evening hours.

  2. Materials and Equipment

    Each school shall provide a variety of materials and equipment to support the instructional program.

  3. Professional Libraries

    Professional materials for use by school employees shall be maintained in each media center or in the central administration office.

  4. Content Committee

    The Superintendent or designee shall create a Content Committee and assign senior staff members and at least four Library Media Specialists, and other knowledgeable staff members to serve on the Content Committee. The School Board Attorney or designee shall serve as the Content Committee liaison and provide advice. The purpose of the Content Committee will be to develop procedures to be used by the schools to ensure that elementary school library materials do not contain sexually explicit content. The Content Committee shall develop procedures for identifying incoming library materials at the secondary level libraries that contain sexually explicit content and for listing any such library material that meets that definition in a prominent location on the School Division website. “Sexually explicit content” shall have the same meaning as that term is set forth in Code of Virginia §2.2-2827, as amended.

Code of Virginia § 2.2-2827, as amended. Restrictions on state employee access to information infrastructure.

Virginia Board of Education Regulations 8 VAC 20-131-10 et seq., as amended. Establishing Standards for Accrediting Public Schools in Virginia

Adopted by School Board: July 13, 1993 (Effective August 14, 1993)
Amended by School Board: February 15, 1994
Amended by School Board: October 20, 1998
Amended by School Board: March 21, 2017
Amended by School Board: February 27, 2024