123P - Communication with the Staff

  • The school board is committed to developing and maintaining effective communication between the board and its employees, including but not limited to teachers, administrators, supervisors, clerical personnel, paraprofessionals, and support personnel.

    1. Staff to Board

      Regulations shall establish a system of communication between the board and its employees in order that the views of all school employees can be received in an orderly and constructive manner.

      Councils and committees designed to accomplish this objective shall have as one function the recommendation to the board of revisions in board policies.  Such recommendations will be invited to the board's attention through the superintendent.

      All reports and recommendations to the board from any officer or employee under the direction and supervision of the superintendent shall be made through the superintendent, except when otherwise specifically directed by the board.

    2. Board to Staff

      Board actions requiring or authorizing an action by an officer or employee or requiring a report shall be directed to the superintendent, it being the intent of this section that the board and its members shall deal only with the superintendent in respect to all matters for which the superintendent is responsible.

      Administrative regulations implementing board policies shall be included in the appropriate staff handbooks. 

    3. Generally

      The superintendent may issue such administrative bulletins, circulars, memoranda, manuals, or booklets as may be deemed necessary for the effective administration of the school division.  All regulations or instructions shall be consistent with policies adopted by the school board and shall be binding on all employees.


    Legal Reference(s):
    Code of Virginia, Section(s) 22.1-253.13:7


    Adopted: February 6, 1990
    Amended: July 15, 2008