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School Board of the City of Virginia Beach
Regulation 4-44.2


Emergency Absences: Instructional Employees

When instructional an employee must arrive late or leave school in response to an emergency situation (personal or family), the procedures in this Regulation will be followed for covering the employee’s duties and for work time accounting shall apply. The employee must obtain prior approval from the appropriate building administrator when feasible under the circumstances. If an employee cannot reasonably contact the building administrator before arriving late or leaving early, the employee will inform the building administrator as soon as possible after the emergency.

With approval by the building administrator or designee, the absence may be at the employee's election in the following manner:

  1. Charged against sick leave (if the absence is due to personal or family illness) or Personal Reasons leave; or
  2. Made up by reporting to work early or staying late (if no substitute is required.)

Approved by School Board: February 16, 1993
Revised by Superintendent: December 13, 2002
Revised by Superintendent: November 29, 2017