Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Education
State Board of Education
Regulations Governing Unexcused Absences and Truancy [8 VAC 20 ‑ 730]
New regulations to govern the collection and reporting of truancy -related data and provide guidance on school attendance policy
General Information
Action Summary The proposed regulatory action will govern the collection and reporting of truancy-related data, while providing comprehensive guidance on school attendance policy, including a standard definition of “unexcused absence.”
Chapters Affected Only affects this chapter.
Executive Branch Review This action will go through the normal Executive Branch Review process.
RIS Project Yes  [002535]
Associated Petitions for Rulemaking Request to Promulgate: Regulations governing reporting of student absences from school; disposition, implementation of attendance plans for students with excessive absences
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
5305 NOIRA Stage withdrawn on 07/23/2010 after the comment period had ended.
5607 NOIRA Stage complete. Comment period ended 11/12/2010.
5790 Proposed Stage complete. Comment period ended 04/01/2012.
6444 Revised Proposed Stage complete. Comment period ended 12/02/2015.
7612 Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 11/30/2016.
Contact Information
Name / Title: Dr. Cynthia Cave  / Director of Student Services
Address: P.O. Box 2120
Richmond, VA 23218
Email Address:
Phone: (804)225-2818    FAX: (804)225-2524    TDD: ()-