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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 6. Criminal Justice and Corrections
Agency 20. Department of Criminal Justice Services
Chapter 240. Regulations Relating to School Security Officers
10/22/2020

6VAC20-240-60. Decertification and Appeal Procedure.

A. The department may decertify for any of the following reasons. The school security officer has:

1. Been convicted of or pled guilty or no contest to a felony or any offense that would be a felony if committed in Virginia;

2. Failed to comply with or maintain compliance with compulsory minimum training requirements;

3. Refused to submit to a drug screening or has produced a positive result on a drug screening reported to the employing school board where the positive result cannot be explained to the school board's satisfaction;

4. Violated any standard of conduct set forth in 6VAC20-240-40;

5. Violated any other school board policy; or

6. Been terminated by the employing school division.

B. Such school security officer shall not have the right to serve as a school security officer within this Commonwealth until the department has reinstated the certification.

C. The findings and the decision of the department may be appealed to the board provided that written notification is given to the attention of the Director, Department of Criminal Justice Services, 1100 Bank Street, Richmond, Virginia 23219, within 30 days following the date notification of the decision was served, or the date it was mailed to the respondent, whichever occurred first. In the event the hearing decision is served by mail, three days shall be added to that period. (Rule 2A:2 of Rules of the Virginia Supreme Court)

Statutory Authority

§ 9.1-102 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from Volume 22, Issue 11, eff. March 8, 2006; amended, Virginia Register Volume 32, Issue 03, eff. December 1, 2015.

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