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Mandate 651

Mandate Information
Mandate Title:
Failure to Graduate
Purpose of legislation
Requires the Board of Education – for the purposes of the Standards of Accreditation – to use a graduation rate that excludes any student who fails to graduate because he or she is in the custody of the Department of Corrections, the Department of Juvenile Justice, or local law enforcement. HB 2318 further requires that this data be made available to the public. In addition, the bill requires the Board to report to the chairmen of the House Committee on Education and the Senate Committee on Education and Health on the Board's progress towards updating its formula for collecting, analyzing, and reporting high school graduation and dropout data no later than December 1, 2015. The bill has a delayed effective date of July 1, 2016.
Legislation mandating a change Chap 705 (2015)
VAC chapters to be amended
8 vac 20 - 131 : Regulations Establishing Standards for Accrediting Public Schools in Virginia
Associated Regulatory Actions
Action 4407: Revisions to comport with legislation approved in the 1999 and 2012-2015 General Assembly Sessions
Latest Stage: Fast-Track
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