Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Education
State Board of Education
Regulations Governing Pupil Transportation [8 VAC 20 ‑ 70]
Amend regulations
Action 722
General Information
Action Summary These regulations were last amended in 1994. Since that time, statutory provisions addressing the content of these regulations have been enacted or amended, resulting in conflicting requirements that have the potential to mislead the public. Federal standards addressing bus equipment and construction have, in some instances, changed significantly since the current regulations were last amended. Consequently, Virginia is unable to permit the use of equipment permitted under federal standards because it is not permitted by our current regulations. Technological and manufacturing advancements that are not addressed in the current regulations have resulted in regulations and manufacturing requirements that are too restrictive and are in conflict with the "state-of-the-art". The 2000 National Standards for School Transportation will be available by December 2000. These standards address such issues as school inspections, infants and toddlers, special education and specially equipped school buses. Those standards will be reviewed as a part of the revision process in order to incorporate changes, as appropriate.
Chapters Affected Only affects this chapter.
Executive Branch Review This action will go through the normal Executive Branch Review process.
RIS Project No project yet assigned to this action
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
1015 NOIRA Stage complete. Comment period ended 06/06/2001.
1683 Proposed Stage withdrawn on 05/09/2002 before DPB completed its review.
1787 Proposed Stage complete. Comment period ended 11/25/2002.
2355 Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 01/01/2004.
Contact Information
Name / Title: Ms. June Eanes  / Director of Support Services
Address: Virginia Department of Education
Post Office Box 2120
Richmond, VA 23218-2120
Email Address:
Phone: (804)225-2037    FAX: (804)225-2524