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.
To provide a stable source of local funding for public schools, the City Council first adopted the City/School Revenue Sharing Policy in 1997 and revised the agreement in December 2015. Within the policy, the discretionary local match allocates local tax revenues to VBCPS using the Revenue Sharing Formula and a real estate tax dedication. There are 14 non-dedicated local tax revenue streams used to calculate the RSF: real estate taxes; personal property taxes; general sales taxes; utility taxes; Virginia telecommunications taxes; Business Permit and Occupational License (BPOL) taxes; cable franchise taxes; cigarette taxes; hotel room taxes; restaurant meals taxes; automobile license taxes; bank net capital taxes; city taxes on deeds; and city taxes on wills.
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