Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Education
State Board of Education
Regulations Establishing Standards for Accrediting Public Schools in Virginia [8 VAC 20 ‑ 131]
Update to Comport with Legislative Changes Made by HB 1215 (2012)
Action 3691
[Withdrawn 4/27/2021]
General Information
Action Summary HB 1215, which was passed by the General Assembly during the 2012 Session and has been signed by the Governor, amends the Code of Virginia to require the Board of Education to promulgate regulations establishing standards for the accreditation of public virtual schools that enroll students full-time. This regulatory action addresses this legislation by amending existing regulations to address the accreditation of public virtual schools operating under the authority of the local school boards. The intent of this legislation is to address situations where a student could be enrolled in a public school and take all coursework virtually, rather than in a traditional “brick and mortar” environment.
Chapters Affected Only affects this chapter.
Executive Branch Review This action will go through the normal Executive Branch Review process.
RIS Project Yes  [003261]
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
6189 NOIRA Stage withdrawn on 04/27/2021 after the comment period had ended.
6574 Proposed Stage withdrawn on 04/27/2021 after the comment period had ended.
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.