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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.

Foundations Transition Program

Attention: Free Healthcare Training!

We are seeking out-of-school youth between the ages of 18 and 24 who would like a career in the healthcare field. The Foundations Transition Program pays for the following training:

  • Clinical Medical Assistant ($2599) 
  • Patient Care Technician ($3163) 
  • Medical Administrative Assistant ($1199)  
  • Monitor Surveillance ($3175)

Participants must:

  • have high school diploma or G E D®
  • achieve TABE score requirements
  • pass background and drug tests
  • provide proof of U.S. residency or right to work
  • participate in a paid externship
  • be fluent in English (reading, writing, & speaking)
  • be in good physical health


Additionally, participants must have one of the following barriers: 

  • pregnant or a parent
  • homeless
  • runaway
  • disability or foster care recipient
  • low income (SNAP, TANF, SSI or federal poverty guidelines)
  • or live in a high poverty area

For more information, please call 757.648.6050.

The Foundations Transition Program is an Equal Opportunity employer/program. Auxiliary aids and services available upon request to individuals with disabilities. VA Relay 7 1 1. The Foundations Transition Program is funded 100% through WIOA Title I funds via an award made to School Board of the City of Virginia Beach via HRWC via pass through entity VCCS.