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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.

Summer School 6-80

School Board of the City of Virginia Beach
Policy 6-80

INSTRUCTION

Summer School

  1. Generally
    1. Summer school programs may be operated under the direction of the Superintendent or designees. Summer schools shall be designed to: enrich the education of students; to provide remediation to students in areas of need; and to permit students to earn credits needed for graduation or promotion.
    2. The Summer School program shall be equal in quality to that offered during the regular school term.
    3. Virginia Board of Education requirements for an accredited summer school shall be met.
    4. The Virginia Board of Education recommends that students in kindergarten through grade 8 not be required to attend summer school or weekend remediation classes solely based on failing a SOL test in science or history and social studies. However, a student who fails to achieve a passing score on all Standards of Learning assessments for the relevant grade level in grades 3 through 8 shall be required to attend a remediation program or to participate in another form of remediation. Further, any student who fails an end-of-course test required for the award of a verified unit of credit shall be required to attend a remediation program or to participate in another form of remediation.
  2. Fees

    Summer school programs shall be financed by fees as determined by the School Board.

Code of Virginia § 22.1-211, as amended. Operation of vacation schools and summer camps by school boards.

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 § 22.1-254.01, as amended. Certain students required to attend summer school or after-school sessions.

Virginia Board of Education Regulations. Summer School. 8VAC20-131-120, as amended.

Virginia Board of Education Regulations. Establishing Standards for Accrediting Public Schools in Virginia, 8VAC20-131-10 et. seq., as amended.

Adopted by School Board: August 16, 1983
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: October 6, 1998
Amended by School Board: June 6, 2006
Amended by School Board: February 19, 2008
Amended by School Board: May 16, 2017
Amended by School Board: December 12, 2023