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Policies and Regulations

School Board of the City of Virginia Beach
Policy 4-7

PERSONNEL

Nepotism: Employment/Supervision of Relatives

  1. Prohibition against hiring immediate family member of Superintendent or School Board Member

    The School Board may not employ or pay any teacher or other School Board employee from the public funds, federal, state or local, nor shall the Superintendent recommend to the School Board the employment of any teacher or other employee if such teacher or other employee is a member of the immediate family of the Superintendent or any Member of the School Board. For purpose of this Policy, "immediate family" means: father, mother, brother, sister, spouse, son, daughter, son-in-law, daughter-in-law, sister-in-law, or brother-in-law.

  2. Exceptions

    This Policy does not prohibit the employment, promotion or transfer within the School Division of any person defined in subsection A when such person:

    1. Has been employed pursuant to a written contract with the School Board or employed as a substitute teacher or teacher's aide by the School Board prior to the taking of office of any member of such board or the Superintendent; or
    2. Has been employed pursuant to a written contract with the School Board or employed as a substitute teacher or teacher's aide by the School Board prior to the inception of such relationship; or
    3. Was employed by the School Board at any time prior to June 10, 1994, and had been employed at any time as a teacher or other employee of any Virginia school board prior to taking of office of any Member of the School Board or the Superintendent.

      A person employed as a substitute may not be employed to any greater extent than he or she was employed in the last full school year prior to the taking of office such School Board Member or the Superintendent or to the inception of such relationship. The exceptions in subdivisions 1, 2 and 3above shall apply only if the prior employment has been in this School Division.

  3. Supervisory Responsibility

    In no instance shall an employee have direct supervisory responsibility over a member of his or her immediate family, nor shall any employee be involved in any personnel matter involving a member of his or her immediate family.

Code of Virginia § 2.2-3119, as amended. Additional provisions applicable to school boards, and employees of school boards; exceptions.

Amended by School Board: August 21, 1990
Amended by School Board: July 16, 1991
Amended by School Board: July 13, 1993 (Effective August 14, 1993)
Amended by School Board: November 3, 1998
Amended by School Board: October 18, 2016