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Policies and Regulations

School Board of the City of Virginia Beach
Policy 4-12


Assignment and Transfer - Teachers

  1. Assignment

    The teachers in the School Division shall be employed and placed in the schools by the School Board upon recommendation of the Superintendent. The Superintendent shall present to the School Board for its approval a list of assignments of teachers to individual schools for the school year commencing July 1 and ending June 30 no later than the first regular June meeting of the School Board. The Superintendent delegates to the principals the authority to assign teachers to their respective positions in the schools. A principal may submit recommendations to the Superintendent for the promotion, transfer and dismissal of all personnel assigned to his or her supervision.

  2. Transfer

    Instructional staff members are key to an effective learning environment; consequently, appointment to a particular teaching assignment is dependent on job performance and the needs and best interests of the School Division.

    The School Board may at the time it receives the list of school assignments pursuant to section A above, or at any time thereafter, adopt a resolution authorizing the Superintendent to reassign teachers to any school within the School Division for the school year commencing July 1 and ending June 30, provided no change or reassignment shall adversely affect the salary of such teachers for that school year and provided, further, that the Superintendent shall make appropriate reports and explanations concerning such transfers upon the request of the School Board.

Editor's Note

On June 15, 1999, the School Board adopted a Continuing Resolution Authorizing the Superintendent to Reassign Principals, Assistant Principals and Teachers. Such resolution will remain in effect until the School Board takes action to revoke it. A copy of the resolution can be found in the School Board Minutes for June 15, 1999, and attached to this Policy.
See School Board Policy 2-51 for assignment and transfer of administrative/supervisory personnel.
See School Board Policy 4-56 for financial incentives for excellence in teaching.
See School Board Policy 4-62 for policy on procedure for use by Superintendent and principals in evaluation of instructional personnel.

Code of Virginia § 22.1-295, as amended. Employment of teachers.

Code of Virginia § 22.1-297, as amended. Assignment of teachers, principals and assistant principals by superintendent.

Code of Virginia § 22.1-293, as amended. School boards authorized to employ principals and assistant principals; license required; powers and duties

Adopted by School Board: July 21, 1970
Amended by School Board: August 19, 1975
Amended by School Board: July 1, 1978
Amended by School Board: July 1, 1982
Amended by School Board: July 1, 1984
Amended by School Board: July 1, 1987
Amended by School Board: July 1, 1989
Amended by School Board: August 21, 1990
Amended by School Board: July 16, 1991
Amended by School Board: July 13, 1993 (Effective August 14, 1993)
Amended by School Board: February 17, 1998
Amended by School Board: June 15, 1999
Amended by School Board: April 4, 2000
Amended by School Board: October 4, 2016