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Department of Education
State Board of Education
Regulations Establishing Standards for Accrediting Public Schools in Virginia [8 VAC 20 ‑ 131]
Amendments to permit students entering the ninth grade prior to the 2018-19 ...
Action 5014 / Stage 8236
Emergency/NOIRA Stage  
red ball Emergency Text 4/4/2018  11:25 am  
pdf Agency Statement 4/3/2018   (modified 5/10/2018)    
pdf Attorney General Certification 4/5/2018    
red ball Governor's Approval Memo 5/9/2018   

Public Hearing Will not be held at the proposed stage.
Emergency Authority 2.2-4011(A) of the Code of Virginia
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 to OAG: 4/3/2018
Review Completed: 4/5/2018
Result: Certified
DPB Review Submitted on 4/5/2018
Review Completed: 4/6/2018
DPB's policy memo is "Governor's Confidential Working Papers"
Secretary Review Secretary of Education Review Completed: 4/16/2018
Governor's Review Review Completed: 5/9/2018
Result: Approved
Virginia Registrar Submitted on 5/9/2018
The Virginia Register of Regulations
Publication Date: 5/28/2018    Volume: 34  Issue: 20
Comment Period Ended 7/11/2018
Effective Date 5/9/2018
Expiration Date 11/8/2019
Contact Information
Name / Title: Dr. Cynthia Cave  / Assistant Superintendent, Polcy and Communications
Address: Department of Education
P.O. Box 2120
Richmond, VA 23218-2120
Email Address:
Telephone: (804)225-2092    FAX: (804)225-2524    TDD: ()-
This person is the primary contact for this chapter.

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Action 5014:
Amendments to permit students entering the ninth grade prior to the 2018-19 school year to be awarded locally-awarded verified credit in English and mathematics when certain Board of Education-established criteria are met.
Stages associated with this regulatory action.
Stage Type Status
Emergency/NOIRA   (8236) Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 5/9/2018 and expires on 11/8/2019.
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