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Policies and Regulations

School Board of the City of Virginia Beach
Policy 4-18


Dismissal or Placement on Probation

  1. Licensed Personnel

    In the event the Superintendent determines to recommend the dismissal of any teacher or the placing on probation of a teacher on continuing contract, the procedures set forth in the Code of Virginia at §§ 22.1-307 through 22.1-313, as amended, shall apply.

    A majority vote of a quorum of the School Board is necessary for dismissal or placement on probation.

  2. Classified Personnel

    The Superintendent or designee may place on probation or dismiss classified personnel for failure to satisfactorily perform assigned duties, for noncompliance with School Board policies or regulations or for other good and just cause. The employee must be given written notification of the proposed action, the reason for the proposed action, a summary of the evidence supporting the action and a meeting with the Superintendent or designee at which time the employee will be given the opportunity to respond to allegations.

    Before taking such action the Superintendent or designee shall require the Chief Human Resources Officer or designee to interview witnesses to the misconduct, prepare and sign a written report summarizing what the witnesses and/or victims report, and obtain written statements of the witnesses or report in writing why the witnesses would not sign a statement. If the Chief Human Resources Officer will hold the hearing pursuant to School Board Regulation 4-18.1 subsection 2.c, a designee shall investigate the matter and prepare the required report.

    For matters specified as grievable, classified employees shall have access to grievance procedures as established in School Board Regulation 4-3.2.

  3. Placement on Probation

    Placement on probation will result in a two-step reduction in pay or 6% for those employees on the open scale for the term of the probation. During the period of probation, the employee will not be eligible for bonuses or other increases in pay. When probation ceases, the employee may then receive such bonuses or increases as incurred after the final date of probation. The Superintendent shall inform any employee recommended for or receiving probation of these consequences.

Editor's Note

See School Board Regulation 4-3.2: Grievance Procedures–Supervisory and Classified Employees
See School Board Regulation 4-18.1: Dismissal/Placement on Probation

Code of Virginia §§ 22.1-307 through 22.1-313, as amended.

Adopted by School Board: July 16, 1991
Amended by School Board: July 13, 1993 (Effective August 14, 1993)
Amended by School Board: June 16, 1998
Amended by School Board: June 8, 2004
Scrivener's Amendments: February 5, 2014