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Virginia Beach Summer School

The school division's 2023 Summer School programming will offer opportunities for elementary, middle and high school levels.

Superintendent Search

Superintendent Search

The School Board is conducting a Superintendent search to fill the position of Superintendent of Virginia Beach City Public Schools. A vacancy was created on September 1, 2023 after Dr. Spence resigned to take a position with another school division. Dr. Donald E. Robertson Jr. was appointed Acting Superintendent effective September 1, 2023 and the time period to appoint a new Superintendent began on September 1, 2023.

The School Board hired the consulting firm of Hazard Young Atea Associates to assist the School Board with a nationwide superintendent search. The calendar for the Superintendent search is set forth below.

Calendar for Superintendent Search

Activity Date(s)
Superintendent vacancy begins September 1, 2023
Advertising September until filled

Application deadline

Open until filled

Leadership Profile Interviews/focus groups

October 3-4,2023 (virtual forums also)

Online survey

September 25th - October 16, 2023

Leadership Profile Report presented to School Board

November 14, 2023 2pm School Board Workshop

Seminar on Interviewing, questions determination and slate of candidate presented to School Board

December 12, 2023 2 pm Closed Session

School Board interviews semifinalists (round 1)

January 5 & 6, 2024

School Board interviews with finalists (3)

January 8, 10 and 11, 2024

School Board meets to identify preferred candidate(s); background check on finalist(s) and contract negotiations

January 11, 2024 after last interview and dates to follow

Announcement of appointment


New Superintendent assumes responsibilities

180 days February 28, 2024