Public comment period open for regulations establishing standards for accrediting public schools

August 14, 2013

A Notice of Intended Regulatory Action (NOIRA) to amend the Regulations Establishing Standards for Accrediting Public Schools in Virginia 8VAC20-131 was published in the Virginia Register of Regulations VOL. 29 ISS. 25, available at

The Board of Education intends to comprehensively amend these regulations, including several amendments that are needed to comport with legislative changes made by Chapters 83 and 172 of the 2012 Acts of Assembly about the graduation and completion index; Chapters 640, 672, and 692 of the 2013 Acts of Assembly about student growth indicators; Chapters 498 and 530 of the 2013 Acts of Assembly about cardiopulmonary resuscitation; Chapter 710 of the 2013 Acts of Assembly about the threat assessment team; and Chapter 609 of the 2013 Acts of Assembly about lock-down drills.

A public comment period is currently open until Sept. 11 at The Board intends to hold a public hearing on the proposed action after publication in the Virginia Register.

Please contact Anne Wescott, assistant superintendent for policy and communications, at P.O. Box 2120, Richmond, VA 23218-2120, telephone 804.225.2403, FAX 804.225.2524, or e-mail, with any questions regarding this regulatory action.

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