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


Emergency Absences: Instructional Personnel

When instructional personnel must arrive late or leave school in response to an emergency situation (personal or family), with the approval of the appropriate building administrator being required, the following procedures for covering the person's duties and for work time accounting shall apply:

1. If during the period of the absence the employee had no classes or assigned instructional duty, the absence may be at the employee's election in the following manner:

a. Charged against sick leave or personal reasons leave, or

b. Made up by reporting to work early or staying late.
2. If during the period of the absence the employee had scheduled classes or assigned instructional duty:

a. The principal or designee shall attempt to secure a substitute where necessary.

b. If unable to secure a substitute, the principal or designee may select a person in the building to cover one or more classes or assigned responsibilities, with such replacement being strictly voluntary.

c. The matter of compensatory time or other replacement courtesies shall be worked out by the principal or designee on the basis of agreement between employees involved.

d. If a substitute is not employed, the employee may elect to utilize sick or personal reasons leave, as appropriate, or make up the time by reporting early or staying late.
Approved by School Board: February 16, 1993
Revised by Superintendent: December 13, 2002