Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Education
State Board of Education
Regulations Establishing Standards for Accrediting Public Schools in Virginia [8 VAC 20 ‑ 131]
Comprehensive review of the Standards of Accreditation
Action 4019 / Stage 8092
Final Stage  
red ball Final Text 11/30/2017  10:54 am  
pdf Agency Background Document 11/16/2017    
pdf Attorney General Certification 11/17/2017    
pdf DPB Economic Impact Analysis 11/20/2017    
pdf Agency Response to EIA 11/21/2017    
red ball Governor's Review Memo 11/21/2017   

Changes to Text Changes have been made to the text since the proposed stage was last published in the Register.
Attorney General Review Submitted to OAG: 11/16/2017
Review Completed: 11/17/2017
Result: Certified
DPB Review
Submitted on 11/17/2017
Review Completed: 11/20/2017
Secretary Review Secretary of Education Review Completed: 11/20/2017
Governor's Review Governor Review Completed: 11/21/2017
Result: Approved
Virginia Registrar Submitted on 11/21/2017
The Virginia Register of Regulations
Publication Date: 12/11/2017    Volume: 34  Issue: 8
Comment Period Ended 1/10/2018
Effective Date 1/11/2018
Contact Information
Name / Title: Jim Chapman  / Regulatory and Legal Coordinator
Address: James Monroe Bldg., 25th Floor
101 N. 14th St.
Richmond, VA 23219
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Action 4019:
Comprehensive review of the Standards of Accreditation
Stages associated with this regulatory action.
Stage Type Status
NOIRA   (6658) Stage complete. Comment period ended 09/11/2013.
Proposed   (6799) Stage withdrawn on 12/05/2014 before the Secretary's office completed its review.
Proposed   (7814) Stage complete. Comment period ended 10/06/2017.
Final   (8092) Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 01/11/2018.
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