Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Education
State Board of Education
Regulations Establishing Standards for Accrediting Public Schools in Virginia [8 VAC 20 ‑ 131]
Amendments to the Regulations Establishing the Standards for Accrediting Public Schools in Virginia (8 VAC 20-131) to Include Standards for Virtual Education
Action 5749
[Withdrawn 1/4/2024]
General Information
Action Summary As the options available to Virginia’s public school students through virtual learning programs continue to expand and evolve, students enrolled in public schools may be provided a variety of options to take coursework virtually. Proposed regulations governing virtual education would expand opportunities to learn by setting forth the expectations for virtual education in Virginia school divisions, for Multidivision Online Providers, and Virtual Virginia. In promulgating these regulations, the Board will establish the policies and standards necessary to ensure accountability of student learning in public virtual education. Finally, the regulations will provide the Board with the opportunity to develop and implement sound policies for student success in a virtual setting, including students in kindergarten through twelfth grade.
Chapters Affected Only affects this chapter.
Executive Branch Review This action will go through the normal Executive Branch Review process.
RIS Project Yes  [6920]
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
9294 NOIRA Stage withdrawn on 01/04/2024 after the comment period had ended.
Contact Information
Name / Title: Dr. Brendon Albon  / Director of STEM and Innovation
Address: 101 N. 14th Street
Richmond, VA 23219
Email Address:
Phone: (804)786-2418    FAX: ()-    TDD: ()-