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Policies and Regulations

School Board of the City of Virginia Beach
Policy 2-7


Superintendent: Appointment/Term of Office/Oath/Compensation

  1. Appointment

    The School Board shall, within sixty (60) days before March 1st in the year that the contract of the superintendent expires, appoint a superintendent from eligible candidates licensed by the Virginia Board of Education. The School Board may not renegotiate the Superintendent’s contract during the period following the election or appointment of new School Board Members and the date such members are qualified and assume office.

  2. Term of Office

    The School Board shall appoint the Superintendent for an initial term of not less than two years and not more than four years. All contract terms for the Superintendent will expire on June 30th. After completion of the initial term, the School Board will appoint the Superintendent for a term not to exceed four years.

  3. Oath

    Before taking office the Superintendent shall take and subscribe the oath as specified by law.

  4. Compensation

    The Superintendent's salary shall be determined by the School Board.

Legal Reference:

Code of Virginia § 22.1-60, as amended. Appointment and term of superintendent.

Code of Virginia § 22.1-61, as amended. When Board to appoint superintendent.

Code of Virginia § 22.1-62, as amended. Appointment of same person by two or more school divisions; approval of part-time superintendent by State Board.

Code of Virginia § 22.1-64, as amended. Oath of superintendent.

Code of Virginia § 22.1-67, as amended. Expenses of superintendents.

Adopted by School Board: October 20, 1992
Amended by School Board: October 1, 2013