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8VAC20-521-40

8VAC20-521-40. Waivers for a declared state of emergency, severe weather conditions, or other emergency situations.

A. The Board of Education may waive the requirement that school divisions provide additional teaching days or teaching hours to compensate for closings resulting from a declared state of emergency, severe weather conditions, or other emergency situations.

B. If the local school board desires a waiver for days missed as the result of a declared state of emergency, severe weather conditions, or other emergency situations, it shall submit a request for a waiver to the Board of Education. The request shall include evidence of efforts that have been made by the school division to reschedule as many days as possible.

C. The division superintendent and the chair of the local school board shall certify that every reasonable effort for making up lost teaching days or teaching hours was exhausted before requesting a waiver of the requirement.

D. The Board of Education authorizes the Superintendent of Public Instruction to approve, in compliance with these regulations this chapter, reductions in the school term for a school or the schools in a school division.

E. If the waiver is denied, the school division shall make up the missed instructional time in accordance with 8VAC20-521-30 and § 22.1-98 of the Code of Virginia.

8VAC20-521-50

8VAC20-521-50. Funding.

A. There shall be no proportionate reduction in the amount paid by the Commonwealth from the Basic School Aid Fund if a local school division:

1. Completes instructional time in accordance with 8VAC20-521-30 and § 22.1-98 of the Code of Virginia; or

2. Obtains a waiver for closings resulting from a declared state of emergency, severe weather conditions, or other emergency situations in accordance with 8VAC20-521-40.

B. The local appropriations for educational purposes necessary to fund 180 teaching days or 990 teaching hours shall not be proportionally reduced by any local governing body due to a reduction in the length of the term of any school if the missed days are made up in accordance with 8VAC20-521-30 or the schools in a school division have been granted a waiver in accordance with 8VAC20-521-40.