404P - Extent of School Authority

  • Pupils are subject to the jurisdiction of the school board and its agents while in school, while at school-sponsored events, while going to and from school, and while at other places or locations, whether on or off school property, when engaged in conduct in some substantial way connected with school or affecting school-related interests.

    School is defined as any location or property at which instruction is being conducted or may be made available to pupils. Locations or properties may include, but are not limited to, any property or facilities owned or operated by or under the control of the school board or on its behalf or by its agent,, regional facilities jointly operated by or on behalf of two or more school divisions or under the control of their agent, and classrooms or instructional settings provided by colleges or universities in connection with instruction to pupils.


    Legal Reference(s):
    Code of Virginia, Section(s) 22.1-78


    Adopted: February 6, 1990
    Amended: January 6, 2009