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Customer Service is the core of everything we do in the HCS Human Resources Department. Our collective goal is to provide HCS employees the assistance they need to give their very best to Hampton children. We are committed to continuous learning and improvement so that our employee customers receive "world class" service and genuine support.


Thank you for your interest in Hampton City Schools.


Employment Opportunities & Applications



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Robbin Ruth
Executive Director

  • Policy development & interpretation
  • Overall strategic development of department
  • Employee relations & communication
  • EEO complaints
  • Sexual harassment claims
  • Grievance & probation
  • Termination & dismissal

Roketia Green

HR Specialist -- Leave & Retirement

  • Processes Family Medical Leave
  • Processes short/long term disability requests
  • Answers leave & retirement questions

Natia Revis
HR Assistant/Receptionist

  • Accepts applications
  • Employment verifications
  • Provides general information

Dr. Kim Richardson
Director of Induction and Development

  • Coordinates new teacher induction, coach leadership,
    teacher development, and teacher leadership programs

Susanne Marcella
HR Manager

  • Coordinates staffing
  • Processes applications for licensed personnel
  • Processes new hire contracts
  • Coordinates Individual Licensure Plans (ILP) for current HCS teachers
  • Processes tuition reimbursement forms for licensed personnel
  • Employee relations

Mark McGrath
HRMS Administrator

  • Develops HR-related reports from K12 to support all departments
  • Develops Filemaker databases to support HR-related activities
  • Coordinates supplement census and issuance of supplemental contracts
  • Completes required HR-related Federal (Department of Labor, EEOC) and State (Department of Education, VA New Hire) reporting requirements


Nicole Samuelson
Compensation & Benefits Coordinator

  • Responsible for job classification & job descriptions
  • Develops, reviews and monitors compensation systems
  • Wage and salary adjustments
  • FLSA compliance
  • Coordinates benefits open enrollment
  • Coordinates benefits information sessions for eligible new hires

Shari Huggar
Staffing Specialist

  • Implements division-wide recruitment programs for non-exempt personnel
  • Processes applications for Instructional Assistants, Secretarial/Clerical, Food & Nutrition Services Department, Transportation Department & temporary employment
  • Makes employment offers/prepares contracts
  • Attends recruitment fairs
  • Reviews & investigates background checks
  • Answers non-instructional staffing questions
  • Processes all job postings

Carlise Hopson
HR Specialist -- Licensure

  • Processes initial licensure and add-on requests
  • Processes experience reports
  • Processes Individual Licensure Plans (ILP) for current HCS teachers
  • Answers general licensure questions
  • Processes license renewals
  • Answers questions regarding professional development points
  • Processes new hires
  • Maintains data on employee licenses in K12

Sharmaine Alexander-Riggins
HR Specialist

  • Processes new hires
  • Maintains data on employees in K12
  • Processes contracts & letters of employment for current employees
  • Processes benefits changes and new enrollments
  • Answers general HR questions

Sally Seidnitzer
HR Specialist

  • Processes contracts for external coaches
  • Processes new hires
  • Maintains data on employees in K12
  • Processes contracts & letters of employment for current employees
  • Processes benefits changes and new enrollments
  • Answers general HR questions

Kacy Futrell
Recruitment Coordinator

  • Implements division-wide recruitment programs for instructional personnel
  • Promote new jobs and communicates with prospective employees
  • Coordinates university recruiting initiatives
  • Attends and coordinates recruitment fairs
  • Makes employment offers/prepares contracts
  • Answers licensure eligibility questions



You can reach the benefits team at hcs-benefits@hampton.k12.va.us or (757) 825-4662.

You can also reach out to your benefits representative with questions.  Your benefits contact is determined by the first letter of your last name. 

A - K, Sharmaine Alexander-Riggins, 757-727-2106 or sriggins@hampton.k12.va.us
L - Z, Sally Seidnitzer, 757-727-2107 or sseidnitzer@hampton.k12.va.us



Sentara Health (Medical)
(757) 552-7110 / (800) 229-1199
Monday - Friday 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.


Sentara EAP
(800) 899–8174


Delta Dental
(800) 237-6060


Employee Health & Wellness Center
(757) 315-8100
2238 Todds Lane, Hampton VA
Monday - Thursday 7:00am – 6:00pm
Friday - Saturday 8:00am –1:00pm


Employee Pharmacy
(757) 224-9681
2238 Todds Lane, Hampton VA
Monday - Thursday 8:00am - 6:00pm
(closed 1:00 -1:30 for lunch)
Friday 9:00am – 4:00pm (closed 1:00 -1:30 for lunch)
Saturday 9:00am -1:00pm


Farmers Insurance Group®
(800) GET-MET8 / (800) 438-6388


Genworth LTC
(866) 859-6060


Hampton City Schools
Human Resources
(757) 727-2300


(757) 838-0707


HealthEquity (HSA Administrator)
(877) 924-3967


(800) 789-2720
Email - clientservices@infoarmor.com


MetLife Legal Plans
(800) 821-6400


Securian Financial (formerly Minnesota Life)
(800) 441-2258


PayFlex (FSA Administrator)
(844) PAY-FLEX / (844) 729-3539


Purchasing Power
Customer Service
(800) 903-0801


The Standard
(800) 378-2395 Disability Intake
(800) 368-2859 Disability Questions
(866) 851-5505 Supplemental Questions


(800) 918-8877
Email - customercare@trustmarksolutions.com


UniView Vision
(888) 884-8428


Virginia Retirement System
(888) VARETIR / (888) 827-3847


Voya 403(b) Retirement Plan
(800) 262-3862 VOYA Customer Care
(757) 333-7377
Email - scott@cfspro.com

Delta Dental Website

Basic Plus Plan Summary
Basic Plan Summary

A new employee with Hampton City Schools has 30 days from the first date of employment or change in status from part-time to full-time employment to enroll in benefits. The enrollment period expires after 30 days and new elections, changes, and certain canceslations cannot be made until the next open enrollment period, generally during the summer with an effective date of October 1. Changes can be made mid-year if a qualifying life event occurs such as a change in marital status, birth/adoption, death, or other qualifying event. If a qualifying life event occurs, an employee has 30 days from the date of the event to request a change. Please see the ‘Qualifying Live Events’ tab for more information.


Uniview Vision Website

Uniview Vision Insurance

A new employee with Hampton City Schools has 30 days from the first date of employment or change in status from part-time to full-time employment to enroll in benefits. The enrollment period expires after 30 days and new elections, changes, and certain canceslations cannot be made until the next open enrollment period, generally during the summer with an effective date of October 1. Changes can be made mid-year if a qualifying life event occurs such as a change in marital status, birth/adoption, death, or other qualifying event. If a qualifying life event occurs, an employee has 30 days from the date of the event to request a change. Please see the ‘Qualifying Live Events’ tab for more information.


Disability Insurance


If you are eligible for Standard short/long term disability payments as a Plan 1 or 2 employee please call 1-800-378-2395 or visit www.standard.com to initiate your disability claim.

Hybrid employees please contact Roketia Green to initiate your file at (757)727-2325 or rgreen4@hampton.k12.va.us.


If you have any questions please contact Roketia Green @727-2325 or rgreen4@hampton.k12.va.us.


The Sentara Employee Assistance Program (EAP) is available to all employees as well as their household members. Up to five free sessions with a counselor are available per issue/concern to help with the following:

  • Manage stress or anger
  • Improve family dynamics
  • Care for sick or elderly family members
  • Address substance abuse/dependency
  • Deal with grief or a loss
  • Build resilience
  • Balance work and life obligations
Face-to-face, telephonic and virtual counseling services are all available. There is also a dedicated EAP representative for Hampton City Schools employees and eligible family members.  Appointments with this representative can be made by calling Sentara EAP at 1-800-899-8174.

Sentara EAP coverage also includes the following legal, financial, identity theft, and work/life services. More information can be found in the attachments below. 
  • database for children, older adults, and pet care providers 
  • 30-minute phone or office consultation with a qualified attorney for most legal questions
  • assistance with debt consolidation, credit counseling, and general financial planning
  • education and support to restore financial identity or avoid identity theft

All EAP services can be initiated by contacting Sentara EAP at 1-800-899-8174.

More resources are available at www.SentaraEAP.com after entering username HCS.

Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA)
Hampton City Schools (HCS) strives to support families and recognizes the challenges that employees face in balancing work and family demands. Therefore, HCS extends family and medical leave benefits to eligible employees in full accordance with the federal Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA). Additionally, HCS extends the same rights and benefits to employees who do not qualify under the federal law, but do qualify under HCS specific alternative eligibility rules.


Employees employed with HCS for at least 12 months and have worked at least 1250 hours and meet the FMLA federal guidelines. They are eligible for up to 12 weeks, or 60 scheduled workdays of unpaid job protected family and medical leave per year. Sick or vacation leave may be used in conjunction with FMLA.


Employees who do not meet the qualifications for FMLA eligibility may use the alternate Hampton City Schools policy. They are eligible for up to 6 weeks, or 30 scheduled workdays of unpaid job-protected FMLA leave. Sick leave may be used in conjunction with the HCS alternate policy.

FMLA Poster

Leave Donation

An employee may request leave donation if they meet the guidelines requirements. Please refer to HCS Policy GCBDJ-R, Leave Donation and Transfer.

Concurrent With Other Leave

The 60 or 30-day FMLA entitlement may incorporate periods of both paid and unpaid leave. All paid leave accrued by the employee must be utilized before the employee is approved to take FMLA leave on an unpaid status except when the employee is also on worker’s compensation leave or elects to utilize disability benefits. However, an employee who elects to use disability benefits must use available paid leave to fully cover the applicable elimination period whenever possible. FMLA leave runs concurrently with other forms of leave whenever possible, including worker’s compensation leave.

Benefit Continuation

Hampton City Schools will continue to pay its portion of your benefits while you are on job-protected leave under FMLA, however, the employee will be responsible for their portion of the premiums in order to continue coverage.


Employees are required to provide Human Resources with a completed return to work certification from their physician when out for employee’s own serious health condition. This must be received in the Human Resources office before the employee can return back to work.

Disability Insurance


If you are eligible for Standard short/long term disability payments please call 1-800-378-2395 or visit www.standard.com to initiate your disability claim.

Hybrid employees please contact Roketia Green at rgreen4@hampton.k12.va.us. Contact number 757-727-2325


If you have any questions please contact Roketia Green at rgreen4@hampton.k12.va.us. Contact number 757-727-2325


Personal Leave – School Board Policy GCBDC

Employees who are eligible to accrue sick leave are also eligible for personal leave.  Personal leave is provided to enable employees to attend to personal needs that cannot be addressed at times other than their regular hours and days of work.  Employees are advanced personal leave at the beginning of the school year based on the following schedule:

Sick Leave Balance as of July 1st of      
                        Each School Year                           Personal Leave Credit
                         0 - 40 days                                                  3 days
                         41 -79 days                                                 4 days
                         80+ days                                                     5 days

Sick Leave and Bereavement
– School Board Policy GCBDA

All regular full-time employees are eligible to accrue 1 day of paid sick leave each month the employee is in an active payroll status.  Regular part-time teachers (defined as employees paid on the teacher scale) and job share employees are eligible to accrue .5 days of sick leave each month the employee is in an active payroll status.

Vacation Leave
– School Board Policy GCBDGE

Regular full-time, 12-month employees accrue vacation leave at the following rates:

            0 to 5 years of service                          1.00 day per month

            6 years to 10 years of service              1.25 days per month

            11 or more years of service                  1.50 days per month

Employees are eligible for the full monthly accrual of vacation leave for which they are eligible in every month during which the employee earns at least 50% of his/her regular salary/wages for his/her primary assignment.

Vacation is accrued monthly and employees are eligible to use vacation leave once accrued.  Employees are not authorized to use vacation accruals in advance of the accrual of such leave.  Leave must be posted to the employee’s leave balance to be considered as accrued.

Leave Donation and Transfer
– School Board Policy GCBDJ

The voluntary transfer of sick leave will be authorized on a case-by-case basis when an employee has exhausted all other leave and still has a legitimate need for sick leave.  The intent of this policy is to ensure continuation of salary and benefits for those employees, who because of a catastrophic illness or injury or the need to care for an immediate family member with a catastrophic illness or injury, will have to be absent for an extended period of time.  Such transfer of leave shall be aaauthorized by the Executive Director of Human Resources and shall be in accordance with regulations established by the Superintendent.

Sick Leave Bank
– School Board Policy GCBDK


Sick Leave Bank Guidelines


Holidays – School Board Policy GCBE

12-month employees should refer to their work schedule for non-scheduled work days.


HCS offers additional types of leave. Policies can be found by clicking on the links below.

Civil Duty and Legal Absence Leave – School Board Policy GCBDH
Educational Leave – School Board Policy GCBDGB
Family and Medical Leave – School Board Policy GCBDGB
Military Leave – School Board Policy GCBDGA
Overtime/Compensatory Time Guidelines – School Board Policy GCBBC-R
Religious Leave – School Board Policy GCBDF
Veteran’s Day – School Board Policy GCBG
Worker’s Compensation Leave – School Board Policy GBEA


Basic Group Life Insurance

Eligible employees are automatically enrolled in life insurance through the Virginia Retirement System (VRS) and administered by Securian Financial. Hampton City Schools pays the total premium for basic group life insurance. Your amount of coverage is determined by rounding your annual salary to the next highest thousand and then doubling that amount.


Optional Group Life Insurance

The Optional Group Life Insurance Program allows you to purchase additional protection for yourself and your family. Securian Financial also administers the Optional Group Life Insurance Program.


Dependent Coverage

If you are an active employee participating in the Optional Group Life Insurance plan, optional group life insurance is available to your spouse and dependent children. Your spouse is eligible for up to 50 percent of the maximum amount of your optional group life insurance coverage. You can purchase optional group life coverage for your minor children.



Beneficiary information for both the basic and optional life plans administered by Securian Financial can be updated through the Virginia Retirement System website.  Employees will have access to the electronic beneficiary form after logging into myVRS.

  • Carrier Contact Info Tab - Change Optima Health and Optima EAP vendor names to Sentara Health and Sentara EAP.

Virginia Retirement System Website

Plan 1 Members

You are in Plan 1 if your membership date is before July 1, 2010 and you were vested (you had at least five years of service credit) as of January 1, 2013.

Virginia Retirement System Plan 1 Handbook

Plan 2 Members

You are in Plan 2 if your membership date is before July 1, 2010 and you were not vested (you had less than five years of service credit) as of January 1, 2013, or your membership date is on or after July 1, 2010.

Virginia Retirement System Plan 2 Handbook

Hybrid Plan Members

You are covered under the VRS Hybrid Retirement Plan if your membership date is on or after January 1, 2014.

If your membership date is before January 1, 2014 and you elected to transfer to the VRS Hybrid Retirement Plan from the VRS Plan 1 or the VRS Plan 2, your coverage is effective July 1, 2014. If you were previously employed in a covered position and took a refund of your defined benefit member contributions and interest or withdrew your full account balance in an optional retirement plan (ORP), you will be rehired under the Hybrid Retirement Plan if you return to a position eligible for the plan. If you return to a position providing eligibility for either the hybrid plan or an ORP, you will elect one of these retirement plans upon reemployment.

Virginia Retirement System Hybrid Handbook 


Social Security

Applying Online for SSA Retirement.pdf

How to Use SSA's Online Estimator.pdf

How Work Affects SSA Benefits.pdf

Social Security Retirement Benefits.pdf

Understanding Your Benefits 2020.pdf

When To Start Receiving Retirement Benefits.pdf

Questions about retirement should be directed to Roketia Green, Leave & Retirement Specialist (757-727-2325)


VOYA is the investment provider for Hampton City Schools.


Scott Komarnicki is our VOYA Financial representative for Hampton City Schools 403b and 457 retirement plans. He has been working with school employees for more than 15 years. Scott is available to assist you in getting started with the HCS 403b, 457 retirement plans or to help you manage your existing investment account. Use the contact information or the enrollment meeting request link below to set up a school-wide or one to one meeting.

Scott Komarnicki

Program Highlights

Enrollment Meeting Request



Employees please see your

FULL TIME EMPLOYEES 2023-2024 Pay Dates


Friday, July 14, 2023

Monday, July 31, 2023

Tuesday, August 15, 2023

Thursday, August 31, 2023

Friday, September 15, 2023

Friday, September 29, 2023

Friday, October 13, 2023

Tuesday, October 31, 2023

Wednesday, November 15, 2023

Thursday, November 30, 2023

Friday, December 15, 2023

Friday, December 29, 2023

Friday, January 12, 2024

Wednesday, January 31, 2024

Thursday, February 15, 2024

Thursday, February 29, 2024

Friday, March 15, 2024

Friday, March 29, 2024

Monday, April 15, 2024

Tuesday, April 30, 2024

Wednesday, May 15, 2024

Friday, May 31, 2024

Friday, June 14, 2024

Friday, June 28, 2024


(Regular annual salaries are divided equally among regular term (10, 11, 12 months: 20, 22, 24 pays)

Non-Exempt: Substitutes’ pay and regular autopaid non-exempt employees’ pay for extra earnings, overtime, leave without pay, and other adjustments. [FLSA week covers hours worked Monday through Sunday]

Exempt: Extra earnings for items such as homebound work, tutoring, curriculum writing, etc.


Actual Pay Date Pay Period Weeks Work Days Paid*
July 14, 2023 June 19-July 2 2 10
July 31, 2023 July 3-July 16 2 9
August 15, 2023 July 17-July 30 2 10
August 31, 2023 July 31-August 13 2 10
September 15, 2023 August 14-September 3 3 14
September 29, 2023 September 4-September 17 2 9
October 13, 2023 September 18-October 1 2 10
October 31, 2023 October 2-October 15 2 10
November 15, 2023 October 16-October 29 2 10
November 30, 2023 October 30-November 12 2 10
December 15, 2023 November 13-November 26 2 7
December 29, 2023 November 27-December 10 2 10
January 12, 2024 December 11-December 31 3 7
January 31, 2024 January 1-January 14 2 8
February 15, 2024 January 15-January 28 2 9
February 29, 2024 January 29-February 11 2 10
March 15, 2024 February 12-March 3 3 14
March 29, 2024 March 4-March 17 2 10
April 15, 2024 March 18-March 31 2 10
April 30, 2024 April 1-April 14 2 10
May 15, 2024 April 15-April 28 2 10
May 31, 2024 April 29-May 12 2 10
June 14, 2024 May 13-June 2 3 14
June 28, 2024 June 3-June 16 2 10
July 15, 2024 June 17-June 30 2 9

All teachers, counselors, social workers, school psychologists and administrators are required to maintain a valid Virginia teaching license.

Please contact the following HR staff member for licensure questions:


Current HCS license holders: Carlise Hopson (757) 727-2311 or chopson@hampton.k12.va.us

Licensure eligibility: Kacy Futrell (757) 727-2319 or kfutrell@hampton.k12.va.us

CPR/AED First Aid Information:

HCS offers a blended format for completion of VDOE Licensure First Aid, AED, and CPR requirements which will consist of the following:

  • Use of SafeSchools to complete First Aid Training online

  • Attend a 4 hour, hands-on AED/CPR training Course, facilitated by a Certified American Heart Association Instructor.

This blended approach is compliant with VDOE requirements. Print and fill out the Payment Payroll Deduction Form. Send it in the pony mail to Kelly Boze at HCS Human Resources. The fee of $35.00 will be deducted from your HCS pay. No other forms of payment are accepted. To add your certificates to the Professional Development DataBase (PDDB) click HERE


Payment of course fees must be received within 48 hours of registration, as it secures your seat in the course. Due to limited seating, if you need to cancel/reschedule, we request a 48-hour notification via email to Miriam Ortiz, at mortiz@hampton.k12.va.us. If you do not cancel prior to the 48 hours, you will be charged for the class. If you do not attend, you will be charged for the class.


All hands-on classes occur at the Patriot Operations Center (Cafeteria for morning classes from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm and Transportation Training Room for evening classes from 4:30 pm to 8:30 pm) at 1589 Wingfield Dr., Hampton, VA 23666. Browse through the Sign-Up Genius to find a hands-on class you can attend; enter your information and sign up.


How To Meet Your VDOE Licensure First Aid / AED / CPR Training Requirement Through Hampton City Schools:

Complete the First Aid training module online via SafeSchools. You will need to print only the First Aid certificate of completion and bring it to your CPR/AED hands-on training instructor. Those without completion certificates will not be admitted.


Please visit TeachHampton.com for more information on careers with HCS

Field Placements


Hampton City Schools is committed to the education of EVERY CHILD. EVERY DAY. WHATEVER IT Takes.  This commitment continues beyond our PK-12 students to a commitment to those in post-secondary education who are pursuing careers in the education field.  We have many partnerships with colleges and universities in Hampton Roads, throughout Virginia and in several other states.  We are always happy to work with individuals and institutions to place students for observation hours, practicums, internships, and student teaching opportunities.


Do you need to request a field placement? Click here to complete the Field Placement Request Form.

We have placements for:


PK-12 Classroom Teachers

PK-12 Special Education Teachers

K-12 School Counseling

Speech Pathology

School Social Work

School Psychology


We are willing to assist in finding placements to meet additional needs.

Our Current Partner Colleges, Universities, and Agencies:

Christopher Newport University

Hampton University

James Madison University

Liberty University

Norfolk State University

Old Dominion University

Regent University

Tidewater Community College

Virginia Peninsula Community College

William and Mary College

Bowie State University (MD)

Grand Canyon University (AR)

Missouri State University (MO)

Walden University (MN)

West Virginia University (WV)

We are happy to build new partnerships with colleges and universities.  


Click to schedule an appointment! 

Additional Information:

HCS Background Check Requirements

Please contact Kimberly Musick Sharpe at ksharpe@hampton.k12.va.us

Background Checks: The School Board shall require prospective employees, whether full-time or part-time, permanent, or temporary, to submit to fingerprinting and to provide personal descriptive information to be forwarded along with the employee's fingerprints through the Central Criminal Records Exchange to the Federal Bureau of Investigation for the purpose of obtaining criminal history record information regarding such employee. Virginia CPS Form

Hampton City Schools is a member of the Association of Title IX Administrators (ATIXA). Members of the Title IX Team attended the PreK-12 Coordinator training and the PreK-12 Investigator training. Principals and Assistant Principals attended the PreK-12 Investigator training. The links below will take you to the materials used during the classes.

As stated in School Board Policy AC and GBA, Hampton City Schools (“HCS”) does not discriminate with regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, age, disability, ancestry, marital status, pregnancy, child birth or related medical conditions, status as a veteran, genetic information, or other characteristic protected by law in its programs, activities and employment practices and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups.  


HCS also prohibits retaliation under School Board Policy GBAB for the purpose of interfering with a person’s rights and/or privileges under federal civil rights laws, which can include: (i) raising concerns with Division personnel about a civil rights violation; (ii) asserting a right or advocating for the rights of a student or employee under federal civil rights laws; or (iii) participating in a complaint investigation or related proceedings. 


All individuals are encouraged to promptly report any incident they believe to be discrimination, harassment or retaliation in violation of HCS School Board Policy.  All reports should be made to the HCS Compliance Officer, who also serves as the HCS Executive Director of Human Resources and Title IX/ADA Coordinator.  Upon receiving a report of alleged discrimination, harassment or retaliation, the Compliance Officer shall promptly authorize an investigation into the complaint, determine whether the alleged act occurred, and determine whether any action must be taken to end or prevent further harassment, discrimination, or retaliation.  For more information about this process, please review the Formal Resolution Process and/or Informal Resolution Process.

Discriminatory Harassment Complaint Form
Formal Resolution Process
Informal Resolution Process

The following individual will handle inquiries regarding nondiscrimination policies including Title IX and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA):

Executive Director of Human Resources
Title IX and ADA Coordinator
Department of Human Resources
One Franklin Street, Hampton VA 23669
Email: hca-complianceofficer@hampton.k12.va.us

The following individual will handle inquiries regarding Section 504 compliance for students:

Director of Special Education/Designee
504 Coordinator
Department of Special Education
One Franklin Street
Hampton, VA 23669
(757) 727-2000
Email: hcs-complianceofficer@hampton.k12.va.us

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)/Section 504  

Hampton City Schools is committed to full compliance with the Americans With Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA), as amended, and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, which prohibit discrimination against qualified persons with disabilities, as well as other federal and state laws and regulations pertaining to individuals with disabilities. 


The ADA mandates that effective reasonable accommodations be provided to qualified persons with disabilities, as defined by law, to ensure benefits and privileges of employment are applied to everyone.


To help us determine whether your medical condition constitutes a disability as defined by the ADA and, if so, whether reasonable workplace accommodations can be provided, the Disability Accommodation Request Form is to be completed by you and your physician.


Please keep a copy of this completed form for your records and submit the signed original form, along with required medical documentation to:

Hampton City Schools
Department of Human Resources
FMLA Specialist
1 Franklin Street 
Hampton, VA 23669

Response Time

You should receive notification of the Office of Equity and Employee Relations findings and recommendations within 30 days upon receipt of the completed request.


The Executive Director of Human Resources has been designated as the ADA Coordinator for Hampton City Schools. The ADA Coordinator is responsible for overseeing efforts to comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act and  disability laws, including responding to resolutions and conducting investigations of any allegation of noncompliance or discrimination based on disability. 

Frequently Asked Questions


1. What is a reasonable accommodation? Reasonable accommodations are changes made to a job or the workplace to enable an employee or job applicant to successfully perform the position’s basic duties and/or protect his or her health. A reasonable accommodation does not change the essential functions of the job. Whether a particular accommodation request is reasonable depends upon the situation and the type of job. The accommodation cannot be extremely costly or disruptive for the employer.


2. What is the definition of a qualified individual with a disability?

(i) A person who has a physical or mental impairment which substantially limits one or more of such person's major life activities;

(ii) A person who has a record of such an impairment; or

(iii) A person who is regarded as having such an impairment.

Major Life activities include, but are not limited to, functions such as caring for oneself, performing manual tasks, walking, seeing, hearing, speaking, breathing, learning, and working.


3. What are essential job functions? Those job duties that are so fundamental to the position that one cannot do the job without performing the duties. A function can be essential if, among other things: the position exists specifically for the performance of that function; there are a limited number of other individuals who could perform the function; or the function is specialized and the individual is hired based on his or her ability to perform the function. The determination of the essential functions of a position must be done on a case-by-case basis so that the determination reflects not simply the components of a generic position description, but the job as it is actually performed.


4. What does the term “undue hardship” mean? Undue hardship means that a specific accommodation would require significant difficulty or expense. Undue hardship is always determined on a case-by-case basis, considering factors that include the nature and cost of the accommodation requested and the impact of the accommodation on the operations of the Division.


5. Will I be considered for reassignment? Reassignment is a "last resort" form of reasonable accommodation that, absent undue hardship, is provided to employees who, because of a disability, can no longer perform the essential functions of their jobs, with or without reasonable accommodation.In addition, an employer is not required to create a new job or to “bump” another employee from a job in order to provide a reasonable accommodation; nor is an employer required to promote an individual with a disability to make such an accommodation. If reassignment is the accommodation, the employee will be given a “reasonable amount of time” in which to seek alternate employment with the District. Reassignments are made only to funded vacant positions and only to employees who are qualified for the new position.