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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.

Title I

Title I is a federally funded program whose purpose is to ensure that all children have a fair, equitable and significant opportunity to obtain a high-quality education and to raise achievement for all students.

Title I provides funding for the following:

  • Additional staff;
  • Family engagement opportunities;
  • Pre-Kindergarten;
  • Professional development of instructional staff;
  • Field trips and outreach opportunities;
  • Summer programs;
  • Home libraries;
  • Technology devices;
  • Online computer programs; and
  • Instructional materials and supplies.

Title I programs aim to ensure that all students have access to the following opportunities:

  • Meaningful, authentic and rigorous learning experiences;
  • Collaboration, critical and creative thinking, and problem solving.
  • Family engagement to enhance student achievement.

Eligible Title I Schools in Virginia Beach

Bayside Elementary
Bayside Middle
Bayside Sixth Grade Campus
B. F. Williams Elementary
College Park Elementary
Diamond Springs Elementary
Green Run Elementary
Holland Elementary

Luxford Elementary
Lynnhaven Elementary
Newtown Elementary
Parkway Elementary
Point O'View Elementary
Rosemont Elementary
Seatack Elementary
Thalia Elementary

For further information on Title I, please contact the Department of Teaching and Learning at 757.263.1450 or email Laura Silverman.