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School Board of the City of Virginia Beach
Regulation 5-6.2

STUDENTS

Appeals and Appeals Procedures - Non-Disciplinary Actions

A. Generally

1. An appeal is a formal written request for reconsideration of an action affecting a student, which is imposed by a teacher, administrator, or other school official. For the purpose of this regulation, appeals shall be limited to non-disciplinary actions not covered by another regulation.

2. A student or his/her parent/legal guardian has the right to initiate an appeal. However, prior to initiating a formal appeal, a prompt effort should be made to resolve the issue with the teacher, administrator, or other school official who initiated the action. Then, if not satisfied with the decision an appeal may be initiated in accordance with the procedures established in paragraph B below.

3. Appeals of in-school disciplinary actions and out-of-school suspension of ten (10) days or less shall be governed by the procedure set forth in Regulation 5-6.1.

4. Appeals of disciplinary actions resulting in out-of-school suspension of more than ten (10) days shall be governed by the procedure set forth in Policy 5-21 and Regulation 5-21.1.

5. Appeals of out-of-zone decisions shall be governed by Regulation 5-14.1.
B. Appeal Procedures

1. Level I

a. A written notice of appeal shall be filed with the school principal within three (3) school days of receipt of notice of the incident or from the date prompt efforts to resolve the matter informally failed, whichever is later.

b. The School principal will meet with a parent/legal guardian and respond in writing within five (5) school days of the receipt of the appeal.

c. The school principal may assign a designee to meet with a parent/legal guardian and to respond in writing within five (5) school days of the receipt of the appeal if the principal will be absent pursuant to authorized leave during the entire five (5) day appeal period as set forth in this section.


d. The principal's or designee's written response to the parent must include information regarding the appeal procedure and the name, address and telephone number of the appropriate coordinator in the administrative office who will handle the appeal.

2. Level II

a. A written notice of appeal of the principal's or designee's decision shall be filed with the coordinator in the administrative office handling the appeal within three (3) school days of the receipt of the principal's decision.

b. The coordinator in the administrative office handling the appeal will investigate the matter and respond in writing within ten (10) school days of the receipt of the appeal. The coordinator's written response to the parent will include information regarding the appeal procedure and the name, address, and phone number of the director who will handle that appeal.

3. Level III

a. A written notice of appeal of the coordinator's decision shall be filed in writing within three (3) school days of receipt of the coordinator's decision to the director of the appropriate administrative office.

b. The director of the administrative office as designated by the Superintendent to handle the appeal, acting as the Superintendent's designee, will investigate the matter and respond in writing within ten (10) school days of the receipt of the appeal.

c. Acting as the Superintendent's designee, the decision of the director of the administrative office handling the appeal shall be final.

 

Adopted by School Board: August 21, 2001
Amended by School Board: June 3, 2003