Policy GCB-RZ

A. Allowable Credit

Teaching experience may be granted by the School Board at the discretion of the Superintendent for the following:

  1. Teaching in public schools in the State and out of the State;
  2. Teaching in accredited institutions of higher learning in and out of the State;
  3. Teaching in schools operated in military installations, supported by federal tax funds, and for which academic credit is accepted for admission to the public schools of Virginia;
  4. Teaching in public resident schools, such as the Virginia School for the Deaf and Blind;
  5. Teaching in accredited private schools and in private schools for which teachers receive credit under the provisions of the Virginia Retirement System;
  6. Military service experience in the United States Armed Forces if teaching experience was interrupted and providing that the teaching profession is re-entered immediately following discharge from military service. Credit not to exceed enlistment period or a maximum of three years.
  7. To receive financial credit for a school year, a teacher must have served a minimum of ninety (90) teaching days in a school year, which is normally July 1 to June 30 of any given year.

Teachers in the field of career education, where the requirements call for occupational work experience beyond the apprenticeship level, may be allowed credit for teaching experience for full-time work experience.

B. Externally Funded Programs

All persons employed on externally funded programs shall be placed on the appropriate salary schedule and step and shall be afforded all benefits accorded to other employees fulfilling comparable duties.

Adopted: March 5, 2019

Legal Refs.:

8 VAC 20-410-10.