Property Damage/Theft 5-42.1

School Board of the City of Virginia Beach
Regulation 5-42.1


Property Damage/Theft

  1. Property Damage

    When any student has damaged, destroyed, or defaced any school property, the adult student or parents/legal guardian of a minor student shall be requested to pay the amount lost thereby in addition to whatever disciplinary action may be deemed necessary and advisable by the principal or his/her designee. The principal shall secure estimates to determine the cost of repairs or replacement, ensure that property is restored to its previous condition or replaced as needed and inform the School Administration.

  2. Theft

    When a student is suspected of theft of any school or another person's property, the incident shall be investigated by administration and, as appropriate, reported to law enforcement for appropriate action. Students will be disciplined in accordance with the Code of Student Conduct and the Discipline Guidelines.

Code of Virginia § 8.01-43, as amended. Action against parent for damage to public property by minor.

Code of Virginia § 18.2-138, as amended. Damaging public buildings etc.; penalty.

Virginia Beach City Public Schools Code of Student Conduct

Approved by Superintendent: September 21, 1993 (Effective August 14, 1993)
Amended by School Board: November 27, 2018