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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 8644
Fast-Track Stage  
red ball Proposed Text 5/5/2020  2:48 pm  
pdf Agency Background Document 5/29/2019   (modified 9/4/2019)    
pdf Attorney General Certification 8/12/2019    
pdf DPB Economic Impact Analysis 9/18/2019    
pdf Agency Response to EIA 4/22/2020    
red ball Governor's Review Memo 12/17/2019   

Changes to Text The proposed text has changed from that of the emergency stage.
Attorney General Review Submitted to OAG: 7/31/2019
Review Completed: 8/12/2019
Result: Certified
DPB Review
Submitted on 8/12/2019
Review Completed: 9/19/2019
Secretary Review Secretary of Education Review Completed: 10/1/2019
Governor's Review Governor Review Completed: 12/17/2019
Result: Approved
Virginia Registrar Submitted on 4/22/2020
The Virginia Register of Regulations
Publication Date: 5/11/2020    Volume: 36  Issue: 19
Comment Period Ended 6/10/2020
Effective Date 6/25/2020
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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