Agencies | Governor
Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Education
State Board of Education
Licensure Regulations for School Personnel [8 VAC 20 ‑ 22]
Action Comprehensive Revision of the Licensure Regulations for School Personnel
Stage Proposed
Comment Period Ends 11/6/2015
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9/23/15  2:38 pm
Commenter: Dr. Stacey Timmons

Expanding special education provisional requirements

There is a shortage of special education teachers now and adding more requirements before we can get an applicant a provisional license seeks to further complicate our recruiting and hiring efforts.  The area of special education is designated as a critical need area yet this change is being proposed. I would urge more study and reflection on implications this wil cause for school divisions.