Orientation/In-service Programs 1-13

School Board of the City of Virginia Beach
Bylaw 1-13


Orientation/In-service Programs

  1. Orientation
    1. Generally

      The current School Board Members shall provide an orientation program to new School Board Members upon their election or appointment or within a reasonable time after those Members take office

    2. Documents

      School Board Members shall be informed of how to locate School Board Bylaws, policies, regulations, the current budget, a directory of personnel, Virginia school laws and regulations, the Virginia Freedom of Information Act, the Virginia State and Local Governments Conflicts of Interest Act and such other documents deemed essential to the operation of the School Division.

  2. In-service Programs

    The School Board shall require each School Board Member to participate annually in high-quality professional development activities at the state, local, or national levels on governance, including, but not limited to: personnel policies and practices; the evaluation of personnel; curriculum and instruction; use of data in planning and decision making; and current issues in education as part of their service on the School Board.

Code of Virginia §22.1-253.13:5, as amended. Standard 5. Quality of classroom instruction and educational leadership.

Adopted by School Board: July 21, 1992
Amended by School Board: August 17, 1999
Amended by School Board: February 20, 2001
Amended by School Board: December 2, 2008
Amended by School Board: August 18, 2015
Amended by School Board: August 2, 2016