Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Education
State Board of Education
Regulations Establishing Standards for Accrediting Public Schools in Virginia [8 VAC 20 ‑ 131]
Action is Exempt from Article 2 of the Administrative Process Act
Amendment: legislation enacted 2010 General Assembly re:graduation requirement waivers
Action 3440
General Information
Action Summary The proposed amendments address legislation enacted by the 2010 General Assembly. House Bill 1199 requires the Board of Education to provide for the waiver of certain graduation requirements to be granted only for good cause and on a case-by-case basis. The legislation states that the Board of Education shall: “…Provide for the waiver of certain graduation requirements (i) upon the Board's initiative or (ii) at the request of a local school board. Such waivers shall be granted only for good cause and shall be considered on a case-by-case basis.”
Chapters Affected Only affects this chapter.
Executive Branch Review This Action is exempt from Article 2 of the Administrative Process Act. The normal executive branch review process is not required. As such, it can be submitted directly for publication and is effective upon publication.
Exempt Citation: The Administrative Process Act (APA), in § 2.2-4006 of the Code of Virginia, provides for exemptions from the rulemaking process for regulatory actions that are necessary to conform to state and federal laws, federal regulations, and state and federal c
RIS Project Yes  [002745]
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
5808 Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 08/03/2011.
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.