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.
Virginia Beach City Public Schools has a concussion management program for middle and high school students in accordance with VirginiaSenate Bill 652.
Upon entry into a sport at the high school level, students in high-risk sports will participate in the ImPACT Program – a program used by the National Football League and Major League Baseball, along with colleges and universities across the nation. A baseline will be created for each of these athletes. Should there be reason to believe a concussion may have taken place, this baseline will aid in making a return to play decision.
Symptoms of a Concussion
- Headache or "pressure" in head
- Nausea or vomiting
- Balance problems or dizziness
- Double or blurry vision
- Bothered by light or noise
- Feeling sluggish, hazy, foggy, or groggy
- Difficulty paying attention
- Memory problems
If you think you or your child may have a concussion:
- Don't hide it.
- Report it.
- Seek the advice of a health care professional.
- Take time to recover.