Policy 5-25: Student Placement

School Board of the City of Virginia Beach
Policy 5-25

STUDENTS

Student Placement

  1. Elementary Schools
    1. Transfer Students

      Students who transfer from other elementary schools within the School Division shall be placed in the grade which has been recommended by the previous school.

      The Superintendent shall develop procedures for the placement of transfer students from outside the Division.

    2. Placement of Twins or Multiple Siblings

      The parent/ legal guardian of twins or higher multiple siblings in the same grade level may request that these children be placed in the same classroom or in a separate classroom if they are at the same elementary school.

      1. Schools may recommend classroom placement to the parent/legal guardian.
      2. Schools must provide the placement requested by the children’s parent/legal guardian, unless the Division Superintendent or designee makes a classroom placement determination following the school principal’s request in accordance with this subsection.
      3. A parent/legal guardian must request the classroom placement to the building principal in writing no later than 3 days after the first day of each school year or 3 days after the first day of attendance of the children during a school year.
      4. At the end of the initial grading period, if the school principal or designee, in consultation with the children's classroom teacher, determines that the requested classroom placement is disruptive to the school or is harmful to the children’s educational progress, the school principal or designee may request that the Division Superintendent or designee determine the children's classroom placement.
  2. Secondary Schools

    Students who transfer from other secondary schools within the School Division shall be placed in a level best reflecting their earned units of credit, regulations for promotion and graduation requirements as established by the School Board.

    The Superintendent or designee shall establish procedures for evaluating transcripts of transfer students and for awarding credits.

Code of Virginia § 22.1-79.3, as amended, Policies regarding certain activities

Adopted by School Board: October 21, 1969
Amended by School Board: September 20, 1983
Amended by School Board: August 21, 1990
Amended by School Board: July 16, 1991
Amended by School Board: June 15, 1993 (Effective August 14, 1993)
Amended by School Board: April 4, 2006
Amended by School Board: August 18, 2009
Amended by School Board: September 14, 2021