For the purpose of retirement and other statutory benefits, teachers employed as full-time instructional personnel by the Board shall be deemed to be full-time state personnel and shall receive the same benefits as are accorded all other full-time state personnel. The Board shall require the teachers at the Virginia School for the Deaf and the Blind to comply with the provisions of §§ 22.1-298.1, 22.1-299, and 22.1-303. Contracts for the employment of teachers shall be in the form prescribed by the school board of the school division in which the school is located. In cases of nonrenewal of contracts of probationary teachers, the decisions shall be appealable to the Board. For all other purposes, the Virginia Personnel Act (§ 2.2-2900 et seq.) shall apply to the teachers of the Virginia School for the Deaf and the Blind.The Board shall establish salary schedules for all professional personnel which are competitive with those in effect for the school divisions in which the facility is located.
1984, c. 413; 1993, c. 2; 2006, cc. 27, 349; 2009, c. 210.