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Policies and Regulations

School Board of the City of Virginia Beach
Policy 5-25


Student Placement

A. Elementary Schools

1. Transfer Students

Students who transfer from other elementary schools within the school division shall be placed in the grade which has been recommended by the previous school. 

The Superintendent shall develop procedures for the placement of transfer students from outside the division.

2.  Placement of Twins or Multiple Siblings
The parent(s) or legal guardian(s) of twins or higher multiples in the same grade level may request that the children be placed in the same classroom or in a separate classroom if they are at the same elementary school.

a. Schools may recommend classroom placement to the parent(s)/legal guardian(s).

b. Schools must provide the placement requested by the children’s parent/legal guardian, unless the division superintendent or his designee makes a classroom placement determination following the school principal’s request in accordance with this subsection.

c. A parent/legal guardian must request the classroom placement to the building principal in writing no later than 3 days after the first day of each school year or 3 days after the first day of attendance of the children during a school year.

d. At the end of the initial grading period, if the school principal, in consultation with the  children's classroom teacher, determines  that  the requested classroom placement is disruptive to the school or is  harmful to the children’s educational progress, the school principal may request that the division superintendent or designee determine the children’s classroom placement.

B. Secondary Schools

Students who transfer from other secondary schools within the school division shall be placed in a level best reflecting their earned units of credit, regulations for promotion and graduation requirements as established by the School Board.

The Superintendent shall establish procedures for evaluating transcripts of transfer students and for awarding credits.

Legal Reference:
Code of Virginia § 22.1-79.3, as amended, Policies regarding certain activities


Adopted by School Board:        October 21, 1969
Amended by School Board:      September 20, 1983
Amended by School Board:      August 21, 1990
Amended by School Board:      July 16, 1991
Amended by School Board:      June 15, 1993 (Effective August 14, 1993)
Amended by School Board:      April 4, 2006
Amended by School Board:      August 18, 2009