School Board of the City of Virginia Beach
A. During School Hours
To protect students and faculty and to preserve instructional time, all visitors will report to the school office to sign in, receive permission to visit, and receive and wear a visitor's identification badge. The principal will inform law enforcement officials if necessary to enforce this regulation.
B. Outside of School Hours
No one will be in the school building after school hours except on official school business, participating in a supervised school activity, authorized by the administration, or a spectator at an activity open to the public. All unauthorized persons will be deemed trespassers and may be punished under the law as such. Unauthorized persons loitering upon school property will be treated as trespassers.
C. Trespass on School Property
Unlawful entry upon School Board property is prohibited. Any person who trespasses upon School Board property will be directed to vacate the school building and school grounds by an authorized school official.
Remaining upon School Board property after having been directed to vacate is unlawful.
Each time the trespasser enters or remains on School Board property after such direction to vacate will constitute a separate violation.
D. Limitation of access to school property or activities.
Any person who is not an authorized student, employee, official or agent of the School Board is considered an invitee to School Board property or activities. Persons determined by a school administrator to pose a threat or disruption to the educational environment or a School Board sponsored activity may be banned from or otherwise limited in their access to School Board property or activities. A school administrator will inform such person verbally or in writing of the reasons for such determination and allow such person to provide information concerning the event. Within five (5) calendar days of notice of the school administrator’s determination, such person may make a written appeal of the school administrator’s determination to the Department of School Administration. The Department of School Administration will review the school administrator’s determination and determine whether the school administrator’s determination should stand or be amended. No hearing or meeting of the affected parties will be required. The Department of School Administration may alter the school administrator’s determination in any manner deemed appropriate to the circumstances. The determination of the Department of School Administration will be final and the person subject to the determination will have no right of appeal to the Superintendent or the School Board. After one calendar year from the date of the final determination, the affected person may make a written request to the Department of School Administration to amend or revoke the final determination. The Department of School Administration will make a written, non-appealable determination regarding such request.
For trespass upon school property see legal reference to School Board Policy 7-17. Persons who are registered to vote at precinct located in a school building will be allowed to enter such building only for the purpose of exercising his/her right to vote.
Approved by Superintendent: July 16, 1991
Revised by Superintendent: August 14, 1993
Revised by Superintendent: September 14, 2010