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Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Education
State Board of Education
Regulations Establishing Standards for Accrediting Public Schools in Virginia [8 VAC 20 ‑ 131]
Update to Comport with Legislative Changes Made by HB 1215 (2012)
General Information
Action Summary HB 1215, which was passed by the General Assembly during the 2012 Session and has been signed by the Governor, amends the Code of Virginia to require the Board of Education to promulgate regulations establishing standards for the accreditation of public virtual schools that enroll students full-time. This regulatory action addresses this legislation by amending existing regulations to address the accreditation of public virtual schools operating under the authority of the local school boards. The intent of this legislation is to address situations where a student could be enrolled in a public school and take all coursework virtually, rather than in a traditional “brick and mortar” environment.
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  [003261]
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
6189 NOIRA Stage complete. Comment period ended 08/15/2012.
6574 Proposed Stage complete. Comment period ended 09/25/2015.
Contact Information
Name / Title: Dr. Cynthia Cave  / Assistant Superintendent, Polcy and Communications
Address: Department of Education
P.O. Box 2120
Richmond, VA 23218-2120
Email Address:
Phone: (804)225-2092    FAX: (804)225-2524    TDD: ()-

This person is the primary contact for this chapter.