School Board of the City of Virginia Beach
Early Dismissal/Leaving School Grounds
A. Leaving School Grounds
No students, after arrival, may leave school grounds without approval of the principal or a designee.
B. Early Dismissal
Students shall not be permitted to leave school prior to dismissal at the request of or in company of anyone other than a school employee or a parent or guardian, unless the express permission of the parent or guardian is first secured. All students shall remain on the school premises until the appointed hour of school closing except in cases of illnesses or emergency or at the specific, personal request of the parent or guardian. In such cases students may leave only with t he consent of the principal or a designee.
Every precaution is to be taken to make sure that a telephone request for a student to be sent home is made by a responsible person before the student is permitted to leave school.
In the case of marital difficulty where one parent provides evidence of legal custody granted by the court and has requested that the student not be permitted to leave with the other parent, the request is to be honored.
C. Students will not be released to other adults without the consent of the parent or legal guardian with the following exceptions: a school employee, a police officer, or a court official.
D. Checkout Point
Each school will have a central checkout point for students leaving school prior to the dismissal time.
The checkout point will be advertised to parents and students in school orientation materials.
Approved by Superintendent: July 16, 1991
Revised by Superintendent: September 21, 1993 (Effective August 14, 1993)