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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.

Controversial Issues 6-8.1

School Board of the City of Virginia Beach
Regulation 6-8.1


Controversial Issues

To implement the board's policy dealing with controversial issues in the classroom, the following guidelines are to be observed:

  1. Controversial issues should not be taught, but rather students should be provided with opportunities for their study.
  2. Controversial topics should be dealt with as impartially and objectively as possible.
  3. All such topics should be handled in a manner suited to the range of knowledge, maturity, and competence of your students.
  4. Teaching materials dealing with all possible aspects of the topics should be readily available.
  5. When the teacher is in doubt about the advisability of taking up a given "hot" topic, he/she should consult with the principal.

Approved by Superintendent: October 19, 1993