Policy JCA

Whenever any student has been the victim of any crime against the person pursuant to Chapter 4 of Title 18.2 of the Code of Virginia including crimes by mobs, crimes by gangs, terrorism offenses, kidnapping and related offenses, assaults and bodily woundings, robbery, extortion or other threats, or sexual assault, and such crime was committed:

  • by another student attending classes in the school, or
  • by any employee of the school board, or
  • by any volunteer, contract worker or other person who regularly performs services in the school, or
  • if the crime was committed upon the school property or on any school bus owned or operated by the school division

the student upon whom the crime was committed shall, upon written request from the student’s parents, or the student, if such student is an emancipated minor, be permitted to transfer to another comparable school within the division if available. Any transportation services for such students shall be provided in accordance with School Board policies.

For purposes of this policy, “victim” means any student who has been the victim of a crime against the person pursuant to Chapter 4 of Title 18.2 of the Code of Virginia, and who has suffered physical, psychological, or economic harm as a direct result of the commission of such crime.

Adopted: February 5, 2019

Legal Refs.:

20 U.S.C. § 7912.

Code of Virginia, §§ 22.1-3, 22.1-3.3.

Cross Refs.:

JC Student Attendance Areas
JCB Transfers by Students in Persistently Dangerous Schools