Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Education
State Board of Education
Licensure Regulations for School Personnel [8 VAC 20 ‑ 23]
Action is Exempt from Article 2 of the Administrative Process Act
Exempt action to align 8VAC20-23 with Chapters 748 and 771 of the 2023 Acts of the Assembly
Action 6292
General Information
Action Summary Chapter 748 clarifies when the Board must extend a three-year provisional license issued to a teacher working in a school division by specifying that the division superintendent must provide satisfactory performance evaluations for the teacher during the original three-year provisional license that such teacher was actually employed and received a filed performance evaluation. The Board must amend 8VAC20-23-50(A) of the Licensure Regulations for School Personnel in order to account for the additional statutory language. Chapter 771 allows a teacher who has had a founded complaint of child abuse or neglect and whose license the Board has revoked to apply for reinstatement if a court reverses the finding of abuse or neglect. In such situation, the Board is required to consider and act upon the application for reinstatement within 90 days of submission. The statutory provision is being added to 8VAC20-23-720(B) of the Licensure Regulations for School Personnel for clarity.
Chapters Affected Only affects this chapter.
Executive Branch Review This Action is exempt from Article 2 of the Administrative Process Act, but falls within the Executive Branch and will be reviewed by the Governor's Office.
RIS Project Yes  [7577]
Associated Mandates
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
10085 Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 11/22/2023.
Contact Information
Name / Title: Jim Chapman  / Director of Board Relations
Address: James Monroe Bldg., 25th Floor
101 N. 14th St.
Richmond, VA 23219
Email Address:
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