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Department of Education
State Board of Education
Regulations Establishing Standards for Accrediting Public Schools in Virginia [8 VAC 20 ‑ 131]
Amendments to permit students entering the ninth grade prior to the 2018-19 ...
Action 5014 / Stage 8236
Emergency/NOIRA Stage  
red ball Emergency Text 4/4/2018  11:25 am  
pdf Agency Background Document 4/3/2018   (modified 5/10/2018)    
pdf Attorney General Certification 4/5/2018    
red ball Governor's Review Memo 5/9/2018   
pdf Emergency Extension Request Requested on 11/6/2019   (Approved on 11/07/2019)  

Public Hearing Will not be held at the proposed stage.
Emergency Authority 2.2-4011(A) of the Code of Virginia
Attorney General Review Submitted to OAG: 4/3/2018
Review Completed: 4/5/2018
Result: Certified
DPB Review
Submitted on 4/5/2018
Review Completed: 4/6/2018
Secretary Review Secretary of Education Review Completed: 4/16/2018
Governor's Review Governor Review Completed: 5/9/2018
Result: Approved
Virginia Registrar Submitted on 5/9/2018
The Virginia Register of Regulations
Publication Date: 5/28/2018    Volume: 34  Issue: 20
Comment Period Ended 7/11/2018
Effective Date 5/9/2018
Expiration Date 11/8/2019

The expiration date for this emergency regulation has been extended until 5/7/2020
Contact Information
Name / Title: Mr. Zachary Robbins  / Director of Policy
Address: 101 N. 14 Street
Richmond, VA 23219
Email Address:
Telephone: (804)225-2092    FAX: ()-    TDD: ()-


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Action 5014:
Amendments to permit students entering the ninth grade prior to the 2018-19 school year to be awarded locally-awarded verified credit in English and mathematics when certain Board of Education-established criteria are met.
Stages associated with this regulatory action.
Stage Type Status
Emergency/NOIRA   (8236) Stage complete. Emergency regulation was set to expire on 11/08/2019 and was extended until 05/07/2020.
Fast-Track   (8644) Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 06/25/2020.
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