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Department of Education
State Board of Education
Regulations Governing Local School Boards and School Divisions [8 VAC 20 ‑ 720]
Incorporate the Board of Education’s Guidelines for Local Textbook Approval
Action 3918 / Stage 6495
Fast-Track Stage  
red ball Proposed Text 1/28/2014  10:28 am  
pdf Agency Statement (modified 3/7/2013)    
pdf Attorney General Certification 5/6/2013    
pdf DPB Economic Impact Analysis 6/15/2013    
pdf Agency Response to EIA 6/17/2013    
red ball Governor's Approval Memo 1/10/2014   

Exempt from APA No, this stage/action is subject to article 2 of the Administrative Process Act and the standard executive branch review process.
Attorney General Review Submitted on 3/7/2013
Review Completed: 5/6/2013
Result: Certified
DPB Review Submitted on 5/7/2013
Review Completed: 6/15/2013
May have adverse effect on Small Business
Some small textbook publishers may lose some negotiating leverage in contracts with local school divisions.
DPB's policy memo is "Governor's Confidential Working Papers"
Secretary Review Secretary of Education Review Completed: 10/10/2013
Governor's Review Review Completed: 1/10/2014
Result: Approved
Virginia Registrar Submitted on 1/13/2014
The Virginia Register of Regulations
Publication Date: 2/10/2014    Volume: 30  Issue: 12
Comment Period Ended 3/12/2014
Effective Date 3/27/2014
Contact Information
Name / Title: Mrs. Anne Wescott  / Assistant Superintendent for Policy and Communicat
Address: P.O. Box 2120
25th Floor
Richmond, VA 23218
Email Address:
Telephone: (804)225-2403    FAX: ()-    TDD: ()-

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Action 3918:
Incorporate the Board of Education’s Guidelines for Local Textbook Approval
Stages associated with this regulatory action.
Stage Type Status
Fast-Track   (6495) Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 3/27/2014.