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Policies and Regulations

School Board of the City of Virginia Beach
Policy 4-48


Leave of Absence for Employee and Professional Organization Presidents

Upon written application to the Superintendent, an employee may be granted an unpaid leave of absence to serve as the president of an employee or professional organization. A leave of absence granted pursuant to this Policy shall be limited to:

  1. One period of leave during an employee’s career for service on the local level. Such leave may not exceed four years; and
  2. One period of leave during an employee’s career for service on the state level or national level or the combination thereof. Such leave may not exceed four years.

During such leave, an employee will accrue no seniority; however an employee will receive those salary advancements and benefits afforded to his/her respective employee category during the period of leave provided said salary, group health insurance coverage, retirement and group life insurance is reimbursed by the employee or the organization. The employee may not use sick or personal leave already earned, nor will the employee accrue sick or personal leave during the period of his/her absence.

The employee may not access any benefit offered by the School Division not listed herein without specific authorization by the School Board.

Adopted by School Board: June 16, 1998
Amended by School Board: April 19, 2005
Amended by School Board: October 4, 2016