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Petition 181
Petition Information
Petition Title 8VAC20-390-80 Inspection and supervision of schools
Date Filed 3/15/2013    [Transmittal Sheet]
Petitioner John Butcher 
Petitioner's Request

 8VAC20-390-80 provides:

\"It shall be the duty of the division superintendent to visit and inspect each school in his division. He shall inquire into all matters relating to the management of the school, the course of study, method of instruction, and use of textbooks, and shall give particular attention to the conditions of the school buildings.”

The petitioner requests the Board of Education to render its regulation enforceable by amending 8VAC20-390-80 to append the following paragraph:

The division superintendent shall document each such visit, setting forth the date(s) and time(s) of the required visits and detailing the results of his inquiries. The resulting records shall be kept as public records, subject to inspection under the Freedom of Information Act. The division superintendent shall forward each year’s records to the Department within thirty days after the close of the fiscal year.

 
Agency's Plan

<span style="\&quot;font-family:" \'cambria\',\'serif\';="" color:="" black;="" font-size:="" 11pt\"="">The agency has received the petitioner's request and will announce a 21-day comment period, which will be published in the Register.

 
Comment Period Ended 4/28/2013
5 comments
Agency Decision Take no action [Transmittal Sheet]    
Response Date 6/27/2013
Agency Decision Summary

The Board of Education denies the petitioner’s request to amend 8 VAC 20-390-80 to add the following language: "The division superintendent shall document each such visit, setting forth the date(s) and time(s) of the required visits and detailing the results of his inquiries. The resulting records shall be kept as public records, subject to inspection under the Freedom of Information Act. The division superintendent shall forward each year's records to the Department within thirty days after the close of the fiscal year.”

Such additional requirements would create a burdensome new record-keeping mandate on school divisions, when there is no evidence that this new mandate would advance public education.


Contact Information
Name / Title: Melissa Luchau  / Director for Board Relations
Address: 101 N. 14th Street
25th Floor
Richmond, 23219
Email Address: melissa.luchau@doe.virginia.gov
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