Skip to main content
Quick Links

We put students first, seek growth, are open to change, do great work together and value differences.

Website Accessibility

2512 George Mason Drive • P.O. Box 6038 Virginia Beach, Virginia 23456-0038   757.263.1000 • 757.263.1240 TDD

Policies and Regulations

School Board of the City of Virginia Beach
Bylaw 1-37

SCHOOL BOARD BYLAWS

Annual Organizational Meeting

The first regular monthly meeting in January shall be the annual organizational meeting of the School Board at which time the Superintendent shall act as Chairman pro tem for the sole purpose of electing a Chairman.

The first order of business shall be the election of the Chairman. The new Chairman shall then assume office and preside over the remainder of the meeting. The second order of business shall be the election of the Vice Chairman and the appointment of the Clerk of the School Board and a Deputy Clerk empowered to act in all matters in case of the absence or inability to act of the Clerk. The third order of business may be the appointment of School Board Members to boards, organizations and commissions. The fourth order of business may be to approve the Standing Rules.

The Standing Rules shall include the order of business, the procedure for the Superintendent to follow in conducting the election of the Chairman, and such other standing rules as the School Board may deem necessary. Absent adoption of Standing Rules at the annual organizational meeting, the existing Standing Rules shall remain in effect until changed. The Standing Rules in effect shall be maintained in writing by the Clerk, shall be made an appendix to the School Board Bylaws and shall be made available by the Superintendent on the division's website (www.vbschools.com).

The School Board shall then proceed to the Agenda set for the meeting.

Editor's Note

The Standing Rules are located in Appendix B of these Bylaws.

Code of Virginia § 22.1-72, as amended. Annual organizational meetings of school boards.

Code of Virginia § 22.1-76, as amended. Chairman; clerk; Vice Chairman; deputy clerk; terms; compensation and bonds of clerk and deputy clerk; officers ineligible to serve as clerk and deputy clerk; approval of division superintendent's designee.

Adopted by School Board: July 21, 1992
Amended by School Board: August 17, 1999
Amended by School Board: February 20, 2001
Amended by School Board: December 2, 2008
Amended by School Board: August 18, 2015
Amended by School Board: August 2, 2016