Vehicles, Motorized Devices and Animals on School Grounds 7-57

School Board of the City of Virginia Beach
Policy 7-57


Vehicles, Motorized Devices and Animals on School Grounds

  1. Vehicles or motorized devices

    The operation of powered vehicles not owned by the School Board, not licensed by the Virginia Division of Motor Vehicles, or otherwise licensed in compliance with Virginia laws, shall be prohibited on school grounds.

    The operation of licensed motor vehicles on school grounds shall be restricted to the paved roads and parking lots. Parking on school grounds shall be limited to employees, students, visitors and those attending school-related activities.

    Without prior approval from the building administrator/designee, no person may operate or otherwise use the following items on school property, buses or grounds: mopeds; electronic powered bicycles; motorized skateboards; motorized scooters; golf carts; go carts; low speed vehicles; battery-operated ride on vehicles; surreys; motorized or electronic toys such as model airplanes, helicopters, hovercraft or similar devices. Other devices or items that are used in a manner that create a disruption or threat may be determined to be inappropriate items and prohibited on school property, buses or grounds.

  2. Animals on School grounds

    Animals can be allowed on school property, with prior permission of the school’s administration, if the activity is relevant to instruction or any other approved activity. Service dogs, as set forth in Virginia Code §§ 51.5-42 and 44, as amended, are allowed in accordance with applicable regulations and procedures.

Code of Virginia § 51.5-42, as amended. Discrimination against otherwise qualified persons with disabilities by educational institutions prohibited.

Code of Virginia § 51.5-44, as amended. Rights of persons with disabilities in public places and places of public accommodation.

Code of Virginia § 55.15-44.1, as amended. Fraudulent representation of a service dog or hearing dog; penalty.

Adopted by School Board: October 20, 1992
Adopted by School Board: September 21, 2010
Amended by School Board: February 4, 2014
Scrivener’s Amendments: May 23, 2014
Amended by School Board: May 10, 2022