Agencies | Governor
Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Education
State Board of Education
Regulations Governing Unexcused Absences and Truancy [8 VAC 20 ‑ 730]
New regulations to govern the collection and reporting of truancy -related data and provide guidance on school attendance policy
General Information
Action Summary The proposed regulatory action will govern the collection and reporting of truancy-related data, while providing comprehensive guidance on school attendance policy, including a standard definition of “unexcused absence.”
Chapters Affected Only affects this chapter.
Exempt from APA No, this action is not exempt from Article II of the APA and executive branch review.
RIS Project Yes  [002535]
Associated Petitions for Rulemaking Request to Promulgate: Regulations governing reporting of student absences from school; disposition, implementation of attendance plans for students with excessive absences
New Periodic Review This action will be used to conduct a new periodic review.
Stages associated with this regulatory action.
Stage ID Stage Type Status
5305 NOIRA Stage withdrawn on 07/23/2010 after the comment period had ended.
5607 NOIRA Stage complete. Comment period ended 11/12/2010.
5790 Proposed Stage complete. Comment period ended 04/01/2012.
6444 Revised Proposed Stage complete. Comment period ended 12/02/2015.
7612 Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 11/30/2016.
Contact Information
Name / Title: Dr. Cynthia Cave  / Director of Student Services
Address: P.O. Box 2120
Richmond, VA 23218
Email Address:
Phone: (804)225-2818    FAX: (804)225-2524    TDD: ()-