571P - Staff Possession of Firearms

  • No one may possess or use any firearm or any weapon, as defined in Regulation 402R, Students- Code of Student Conduct, on school property (including school vehicles), on that portion of any property open to the public and then exclusively used for school-sponsored functions or extracurricular activities while such functions or activities are taking place or on any school bus without authorization of the Superintendent or Superintendent’s designee. The Superintendent or Superintendent’s designee is permitted to give authority to possess a firearm on school property only to persons expressly authorized by statute to possess a firearm on school property.

    Violation of this policy by an employee will result in appropriate personnel action up to and including dismissal. Illegal conduct will be reported to law enforcement officials.


    Legal Reference(s):
    Code of Virginia, 1950, as amended, Section(s) 18.2-308.1, 22.1-78, 22.1-279.3:1, 22.1-280.2:1, 22.1-280.2:4

    8VAC 20-560-10


    Cross Reference(s):
    Regulation 402R-A, Students- Code of Student Conduct

    Policy 609P, Community Relations- School Visitors


    Adopted: July 19, 2017
    Amended: September 18, 2018
    Amended: August 18, 2020