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Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Education
State Board of Education
[REPEALED] Regulations Governing Substitute Teachers [8 VAC 20 ‑ 640]
This action is part of the regulatory reform initiative.
Repeal Regulations Governing Substitute Teachers
General Information
Action Summary The Governor’s 2012 Regulatory Reform Initiative was established to “repeal regulations that are unnecessary or no longer in use, reduce unnecessary regulatory burdens on individuals, businesses, and other regulated groups, and identify statutes that require unnecessary or overly burdensome regulations.” Three Board of Education regulations were identified as meeting these criteria, as they duplicate requirements already set forth in the Code of Virginia, including Regulations Governing Substitute Teachers (8 VAC 20-640). However, the language in § 22.1-302 of the Code requires the Board to promulgate regulations governing temporarily employed teachers (substitute teachers). The Governor proposed legislation to eliminate the statutory requirements for the Board of Education to promulgate these regulations. The legislation, SB 1201 (McDougle), which was passed unanimously by the 2013 General Assembly and signed by the Governor, eliminated references to the Board of Education in § 22.1-302 of the Code.
Chapters Affected Only affects this chapter.
Exempt from APA No, this action is subject to Article 2 of the Administrative Process Act.
RIS Project Yes  [003778]
Associated Mandates Regulations reiterating requirements set forth in the Code
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
6665 Fast-Track Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 02/27/2014.
Contact Information
Name / Title: Mrs. Anne Wescott  / Ast Superintendent for Policy and Communications
Address: 101 N. 14th Street
25th Floor
Richmond, VA 23219
Email Address:
Phone: (804)225-2403    FAX: ()-    TDD: ()-