Discipline and Control of Students 5-35

School Board of the City of Virginia Beach
Policy 5-35


Discipline and Control of Students

  1. Control of Students

    The discipline and control of students shall be the responsibility of the principal, the administrators, the teachers, bus drivers and other supervising staff.

  2. Group Punishment

    The use of group punishment in the School Division is not endorsed by the School Board, and its use is strongly discouraged.

  3. Detention

    The adult student, parent or legal guardian of a minor student will be notified in advance of the detention. Students in detention must be attended by a teacher, administrator, or teacher assistant. Students may be detained before or after school hours or on Saturday.

  4. Corporal punishment

    The Superintendent shall see that all employees of the School Board adhere to the Code of Virginia § 22.1-279.1, as amended. Employees shall also be informed that the School Board demands compliance with both the word and the intent of the law.

Editor's Note

For suspension and expulsion see School Board Policy 5-21.

Code of Virginia § 22.1-253.13:7, as amended. Standard 7, School board policies.

Code of Virginia § 22.1-277.2:1, as amended. Disciplinary authority of school boards under certain circumstances; alternative education program.

Code of Virginia § 22.1-279.1, as amended. Corporal punishment prohibited.

School Board Policy 5-21

Adopted by School Board: June 15, 1993 (Effective August 14, 1993)
Amended by School Board: April 4, 2006
Amended by School Board: September 5, 2012
Amended by School Board: February 12, 2019