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Regulations Governing the Secondary School Transcript [8 VAC 20 ‑ 160]
Comprehensive Revisions to the Regulations Governing Secondary School ...
Action 5348 / Stage 8959
Proposed Stage  
red ball Proposed Text 9/8/2021  7:45 am  
pdf Agency Background Document 5/29/2020    
pdf Attorney General Certification 7/17/2020    
pdf DPB Economic Impact Analysis 9/2/2020    
pdf Agency Response to EIA 8/16/2021    
red ball Governor's Review Memo 7/22/2021   

Attorney General Review Submitted to OAG: 6/24/2020
Review Completed: 7/17/2020
Result: Certified
DPB Review
Submitted on 7/20/2020
Review Completed: 9/2/2020
Secretary Review Secretary of Education Review Completed: 9/18/2020
Governor's Review Governor Review Completed: 7/22/2021
Result: Approved
Virginia Registrar Submitted on 8/16/2021
The Virginia Register of Regulations
Publication Date: 9/13/2021    Volume: 38  Issue: 2
Comment Period Ended 11/12/2021
Contact Information
Name / Title: Mr. Joseph Wharff  / Associate Director, Office of Student Services
Address: 101 N. 14th Street
Richmond, VA 23219
Email Address:
Telephone: (804)225-3370    FAX: ()-    TDD: ()-


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Action 5348:
Comprehensive Revisions to the Regulations Governing Secondary School Transcripts
Stages associated with this regulatory action.
Stage Type Status
NOIRA   (8706) Stage complete. Comment period ended 10/16/2019.
Proposed   (8959) Stage complete. Comment period ended 11/12/2021.
Final   (9518) Stage withdrawn on 01/04/2024 before the Secretary's office completed its review.
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