Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Education
State Board of Education
Regulations Establishing Standards for Accrediting Public Schools in Virginia [8 VAC 20 ‑ 131]
Comprehensive review
Action 1700
General Information
Action Summary Section 22.1-253.13:3 of the Code of Virginia requires the Board of Education to establish standards for accreditation. The regulations were last amended in 2000. Since that time, public schools in Virginia have implemented more rigorous requirements for accountability both at the school level and the student level. Now that most Virginia schools are fully accredited, and the first high school class required to earn verified units of credit has graduated from high school, it is time for a comprehensive review of the regulations to determine if there are changes that might be needed.
Chapters Affected Only affects this chapter.
Executive Branch Review This action will go through the normal Executive Branch Review process.
RIS Project No project yet assigned to this action
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
3087 NOIRA Stage complete. Comment period ended 04/20/2005.
3266 Proposed Stage complete. Comment period ended 01/31/2006.
3695 Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 09/07/2006.
Contact Information
Name / Title: Jim Chapman  / Regulatory and Legal Coordinator
Address: James Monroe Bldg., 25th Floor
101 N. 14th St.
Richmond, VA 23219
Email Address:
Phone: (804)225-2540    FAX: ()-    TDD: ()-

This person is the primary contact for this chapter.