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Department of Education
State Board of Education
[REPEALED] Regulations for Conducting Division-Level Academic Reviews [8 VAC 20 ‑ 700]
This action is part of the regulatory reform initiative.
Repeal of Regulations for Conducting Division-Level Academic Reviews
General Information
Action Summary The Governor’s 2012 Regulatory Reform Initiative was established to “repeal regulations that are unnecessary or no longer in use, reduce unnecessary regulatory burdens on individuals, businesses, and other regulated groups, and identify statutes that require unnecessary or overly burdensome regulations.” Three Board of Education regulations were identified as meeting these criteria. The Regulations for Conducting Division-Level Academic Reviews simply outline the process and procedures by which the Board of Education conducts the review and does not prescribe requirements on the division that is being regulated. However, there was a second enactment clause in Chapter 965 of the 2004 Acts of Assembly that required the Board to promulgate emergency regulations, which the Board did, and subsequently replaced with permanent regulations. The Governor proposed legislation to eliminate the statutory requirements for the Board of Education to promulgate these regulations. The legislation, SB 1201 (McDougle), which was passed unanimously by the 2013 General Assembly and signed by the Governor, eliminated references to the Board of Education’s responsibility for promulgating the emergency regulations (and subsequently the permanent regulations).
Chapters Affected Only affects this chapter.
Exempt from APA No, this action is subject to Article 2 of the Administrative Process Act.
RIS Project Yes  [003791]
Associated Mandates Regulations reiterating requirements set forth in the Code
New Periodic Review This action will not be used to conduct a new periodic review.
Stages associated with this regulatory action.
Stage ID Stage Type Status
6666 Fast-Track Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 02/27/2014.
Contact Information
Name / Title: Mrs. Anne Wescott 
Address: 101 N. 14th Street
25th Floor
Richmond, VA 23219
Email Address:
Phone: (804)225-2403    FAX: ()-    TDD: ()-