Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Education
State Board of Education
Regulations Establishing Standards for Accrediting Public Schools in Virginia [8 VAC 20 ‑ 131]
Fast-track action to align the Standards of Accreditation with Chapter 26 of ...
Action 5946 / Stage 9601
Fast-Track Stage  
red ball Proposed Text 8/23/2022  4:34 pm  
pdf Agency Background Document 4/22/2022   (modified 3/4/2024)    
pdf ORM Economic Review Form 2/5/2024    
pdf Attorney General Certification 12/8/2023    
pdf DPB Economic Impact Analysis 4/15/2024    
Agency Response to EIA Not yet submitted  

Attorney General Review Submitted to OAG: 4/22/2022
Review Completed: 12/8/2023
Result: Certified
DPB Review
Submitted on 3/1/2024
Review Completed: 4/15/2024
Secretary Review Secretary of Education review in progress.  Day 96
Governor's Review Not yet submitted
Virginia Registrar Not yet submitted
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Effective Date Not yet determined
Contact Information
Name / Title: Jim Chapman  / Regulatory and Legal Coordinator
Address: James Monroe Bldg., 25th Floor
101 N. 14th St.
Richmond, VA 23219
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Action 5946:
Fast-track action to align the Standards of Accreditation with Chapter 26 of the 2021 Acts of the Assembly
Stages associated with this regulatory action.
Stage Type Status
Fast-Track   (9601) Secretary of Education review in progress.
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