Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Education
GDForum ID: 544
Description of Proposed Guidance Document Changes
During the 2020 Virginia General Assembly session, legislation passed requiring individualized education program teams to consider the need for certain age-appropriate and developmentally appropriate instruction. House Bill 134 required the Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) to establish guidelines for individualized education program (IEP) teams to utilize when developing IEPs for children with disabilities to ensure that IEP teams consider the need for age-appropriate and developmentally appropriate instruction related to sexual health, self-restraint, self-protection, respect for personal privacy, and personal boundaries of others. The legislation also requires each local school board, in developing IEPs for children with disabilities, in addition to any other requirements established by the Board, to ensure that IEP teams consider such guidelines. The purpose of this document is to provide school divisions a framework for the development of operating guidelines tailored to local resources and service delivery models. This document does not replace any federal or state regulations. Additionally, this information is provided to assist IEP teams in considerations for instructional planning and implementation in these critical areas.
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Guidance Document(s) for this Comment Forum
Document ID Document Title Current Document Proposed Document
7161 Guidelines for the Consideration of the Need for Age and Developmentally Appropriate Instruction n/a pdf Proposed Document
Contact Information
Dr. Samantha Hollins
Asst. Supt for Special Education & Student Serv.
101 N. 14th Street
The Virginia Register

Publication Date: 4/26/2021    Volume: 37  Issue: 18
The public comment period began upon publication and lasted for 30 days. It ended on 5/26/2021.
View Comments      There are 13 comments. The last comment was entered on 5/26/2021
Effective Date:  5/27/2021   
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