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Department of Education
State Board of Education
Mandate 1164

Mandate Information
Mandate Title:
School board employees; discipline, written reprimand
Purpose of legislation
Amended §§ 22.1-292.1, 22.1-304, and 22.1-298.1, of the Code of Virginia to allow the Board of Education to issue a written reprimand to any holder of a license issued by the Board who commits certain offenses. Under § 22.1-292A of the Code, the Board now may issue a written reprimand to a license holder for any of the acts relating to secure mandatory tests listed. Section 22.1-304 was amended to allow written reprimand as a disciplinary action for breach of an employment contract, in the event that a school board or division superintendent declines to grant a license holder’s requested release from an employment contract on grounds of “insufficient or unjustifiable cause.” Under the amended Code provisions, any written reprimand shall be rendered pursuant to regulations prescribed by the Board of Education. The third statutory provision amended pursuant to the HB 2325, § 22.1-298.1, requires that licensure regulations promulgated by the Board of Education include procedures for the written reprimand of license holders.
Legislation mandating a change Chap 587 (2019)
VAC chapters to be amended
8 vac 20 - 23 : Licensure Regulations for School Personnel
Associated Regulatory Actions
Action 5662: Fast-Track Revisions to the Licensure Regulations for School Personnel and the Regulations Governing the Review and Approval of Education Programs in Virginia
Latest Stage: Fast-Track
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