|Action Summary||On May 11, 2023, at an emergency meeting, the Board of Education (“Board”) voted on first and final review to approve the action “Emergency Regulations to Amend the Licensure Regulations for School Personnel (8VAC20-23) to Extend the Expiration for Renewable Licenses.” The Virginia Department of Education’s Office of Teacher Education and Licensure (“TEAL”) is experiencing significant delays in the issuance of licenses under 8VAC20-23, and those delays are impacting the ability of teachers and school personnel to obtain and maintain employment in school divisions. The backlog volume is at a record high. The Board of Education must grant immediate relief to ensure that renewable licenses that expire in June 2023 are extended so that the licensing delays do not impact the delivery of instruction for the 2023–2024 school year.|
|Chapters Affected||Only affects this chapter.|
|Executive Branch Review||This action will go through the normal Executive Branch Review process.|
|RIS Project||Yes |
Is Federal action a driving factor in this regulatory change? If so, please provide a specific reference to the law, regulation
or court case.
|New Periodic Review||This action will not be used to conduct a new periodic review.|
|Stage ID||Stage Type||Status|
|10005||Emergency||Submitted to the Registrar and awaiting publication (06/05/2023).|
|Name / Title:||Jim Chapman / Director of Board Relations|
James Monroe Bldg., 25th Floor
101 N. 14th St.
Richmond, VA 23219
|Phone:||(804)225-2540 FAX: ()- TDD: ()-|