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Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Agency
Department of Education
Board
State Board of Education
chapter
Regulations Governing the Review and Approval of Education Programs in Virginia
Time Waiver Request
(3832)
Action:
Comprehensive Revision of the Regulations Governing the Review and Approval of Education Programs in
(6674)
Stage:
Proposed

Since more than 180 days have passed since the end of the NOIRA stage, a Time Frame Waiver must be granted by the Governor's office.

This waiver was requested on 9/12/2013

Agency Reason: On behalf of the Board of Education, the Department of Education submits the following request to waive the 180 day requirement to submit proposed regulations following the close of the NOIRA public comment period, pursuant to Executive Order 14 (2010). A NOIRA was published December 31, 2012, to amend the Regulations Governing the Review and Approval of Education Programs in Virginia. A comprehensive review of the regulations was planned. The public comment period for the NOIRA ended January 30, 2013. The proposed regulations should have been submitted to DPB by July 29, 2013. The process of developing proposed revisions to the Regulations Governing the Review and Approval of Education Programs in Virginia for review by the Advisory Board on Teacher Education and Licensure has involved statewide stakeholders. On February 1, 2013, a Work Group was hosted by The University of Richmond to review the Regulations Governing the Review and Approval of Education Programs in Virginia, as well as the Licensure Regulations for School Personnel, and make proposed amendments. Approximately 70 individuals from colleges and universities participated in the meeting. A smaller Work Group of stakeholders was convened on March 21, 2013, to continue discussion on revisions to the regulations. Content experts at the Virginia Department of Education also worked with instructional personnel, educational associations, college and university personnel, and others to recommend revisions to the competencies set forth in the Regulations Governing the Review and Approval of Education Programs in Virginia. The Advisory Board on Teacher Education and Licensure received the proposed revisions to the Regulations Governing the Review and Approval of Education Programs in Virginia on April 22, 2013. The Advisory Board unanimously recommended that the Board of Education accept the proposed revisions to the regulations in the proposed stage of the Administrative Process Act process. The Board reviewed the proposed revisions to the Regulations Governing the Review and Approval of Education Programs in Virginia at its meeting May 23, 2013. The proposed regulations were also shared with the Office of the Attorney General at this time. The Board approved the proposed amendments to the Regulations Governing the Review and Approval of Education Programs in Virginia at its meeting June 27, 2013. The final version of the proposed amendments had been shared with the Office of the Attorney General in advance of the meeting. Upon the Board’s approval, the proposed amendments were submitted to the Office of the Attorney General in the Town Hall system July 16, 2013. The Department and Board’s actions were in compliance with the 180 days requirements; however, the certification by the Office of the Attorney General has taken longer than expected.

The request was approved on 10/11/2013


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