Insurance/Retirement Plan 4-37

School Board of the City of Virginia Beach
Policy 4-37


Insurance/Retirement Plan

The School Board designates the Superintendent or designee to procure, administer, and make all final decisions pertaining to any insurance and retirement plans.

  1. Insurance
    1. Workers' Compensation

      Injuries to employees from accidents in the line of duty are compensable under the State Workers' Compensation Act. Refer to School Board Regulation 4-37.1 for Workers’ Compensation.

      The Superintendent shall develop regulations for the required reports to protect the employee's rights as well as those of the School Board.

    2. Heath Coverage

      The School Board shall pay a fixed amount, to be determined annually, of the cost of the health plan for all full-time employees and certain part-time and temporary employees as defined in School Board Policy 4-1.

      Employees desiring to participate in the School Board approved health plan will pay their share of the total premium through payroll deduction.

      Employees on non-Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) authorized leaves of absence without pay (other than Military Leave) may continue to participate in the group health plan by paying the entire monthly premium (employer and employee portion), in advance, each month. If premium payments are not received for a period of three (3) months, the employee will be removed from the plan, retroactively to the last month of payment, and will be eligible to re-enter the plan upon return to active status. Refer to School Board Regulation 4-49.1 for Military Leave coverage.

    3. Dental Coverage

      The School Board will offer at least one dental plan each year.

    4. Group Life Insurance

      The School Board provides a group life insurance program through the Virginia Retirement System for all full-time employees. The School Board shall pay the total premium to be determined annually by the Virginia Retirement System.

    5. Liability Insurance

      The School Board carries a blanket general and legal liability policy for all employees. Premiums are paid by the School Board.

  2. Retirement Plan

    Membership in the Virginia Retirement System is mandatory for all full-time employees except those participating under the Superintendent’s Optional Retirement Plan.

Code of Virginia § 2.2-2104, as amended. Health insurance program for employees of local governments, local officers, teachers; etc.; definitions.

Code of Virginia § 2.2-1207, as amended. Long-term care insurance program for employees of local governments, local officers, and teachers.

Code of Virginia § 51.1-502, as amended. Eligible employees and officers.

Code of Virginia § 51.1-126.6, as amended. Certain Employees of Public School divisions.

School Board Policy 4-1
School Board Regulation 4-37.1
School Board Regulation 4-49.1

Adopted by School Board: July 13, 1993 (Effective August 14, 1993)
Amended by School Board: October 6, 1998
Amended by School Board: June 20, 2006
Amended by School Board: October 10, 2017