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 Graduation Requirements in the SOA to Comport with 2020 ...
Action 5572 / Stage 9028
Fast-Track Stage  
red ball Proposed Text 2/25/2021  8:11 am  
pdf Agency Background Document 7/27/2020    
pdf Attorney General Certification 8/20/2020    
pdf DPB Economic Impact Analysis 9/25/2020    
pdf Agency Response to EIA 2/9/2021    
red ball Governor's Review Memo 1/30/2021   

Attorney General Review Submitted to OAG: 7/27/2020
Review Completed: 8/20/2020
Result: Certified
DPB Review
Submitted on 8/20/2020
Review Completed: 9/28/2020
Secretary Review Secretary of Education Review Completed: 9/29/2020
Governor's Review Governor Review Completed: 1/30/2021
Result: Approved
Virginia Registrar Submitted on 2/9/2021
The Virginia Register of Regulations
Publication Date: 3/1/2021    Volume: 37  Issue: 14
Comment Period Ended 3/31/2021
Effective Date 4/15/2021
Contact Information
Name / Title: Jim Chapman  / Regulatory and Legal Coordinator
Address: James Monroe Bldg., 25th Floor
101 N. 14th St.
Richmond, VA 23219
Email Address:
Telephone: (804)225-2540    FAX: ()-    TDD: ()-
This person is the primary contact for this chapter.


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Action 5572:
Amendments to Graduation Requirements in the SOA to Comport with 2020 Legislation
Stages associated with this regulatory action.
Stage Type Status
Fast-Track   (9028) Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 04/15/2021.
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