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 1061 and SB 489 (2012) (diploma requirements)
Action 3746
General Information
Action Summary The 2012 General Assembly passed, and the Governor signed into law, HB 1061 and SB 489, which amend ยง 22.1-253.13:4 of the Code of Virginia to strengthen postsecondary education and workplace readiness opportunities for all students, and to consolidate the number of Board of Education-approved diplomas. The bills eliminate the Standard Technical, Advanced Technical, and Modified Standard Diplomas, and change the graduation requirements for the Standard and Advanced Studies Diplomas. The legislation requires the Board of Education to promulgate emergency regulations to effect these changes.
Chapters Affected Only affects this chapter.
Executive Branch Review This action will go through the normal Executive Branch Review process.
RIS Project Yes  [003304]
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
6253 Emergency/NOIRA Stage complete. Emergency regulation superseded by final permanent regulation.
6704 Proposed Stage complete. Comment period ended 07/18/2014.
7029 Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 12/03/2014.
Contact Information
Name / Title: Melissa Luchau 
Address: James Monroe Bldg.
101 N. 14th St., 25th Floor
Richmond, VA 23219
Email Address:
Phone: (804)225-2924    FAX: (804)225-2524    TDD: ()-