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Mandate 1246

Mandate Information
Mandate Title:
Mandate to standardize instructional time across grades K-12
Purpose of legislation
Chapter 26 of the 2021 Acts of the Assembly (“Chapter 26”) amended § 22.1-137.2 of the Code of Virginia to require that every public school conduct a lock-down drill at least once during the first 20 days of each school session. Section 22.1-137.2 previously required that public schools conduct lock-down drills at least twice during the first 20 days of each school session. Chapter 26 requires the Board of Education (“Board”) to amend 8VAC20-131-260 B 3 of the Regulations Establishing Standards for Accrediting Public Schools in Virginia.
Legislation mandating a change Chap 552 (2020)
VAC chapters to be amended
8 vac 20 - 131 : Regulations Establishing Standards for Accrediting Public Schools in Virginia
Associated Regulatory Actions
Action 5945: Exempt Action to Align the Regulations Establishing Standards for Accrediting Public Schools in Virginia with Chapter 582 of the 2020 Acts of the Assembly
Latest Stage: no stages yet
Deadline for the regulation to become effective 7/1/2022
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