Board of Education Regulations

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Virginia Administrative Code Web page screenshotUnder the powers delegated to it by the General Assembly and by federal laws and regulations, the Board of Education promulgates and adopts regulations concerning educational programs in such areas as licensure of school personnel, special education programs, accreditation standards, rules for approving teacher training programs, fiscal reporting, maintenance of student records, and other important matters.

The Board of Education approves regulations through a regulatory process, which includes the publication of proposed rules in the Virginia Register. After review by the Attorney General's office and the Governor, public comments are solicited and revisions are made prior to the final adoption by the Board. When the regulations have been given final approval they are published in the Virginia Register.

USER TIP: If you wish to view the text of a regulation once you are on the Board of Education Regulations website, click on a chapter number located in the left-hand column. The regulation's sections will appear. Click on a section number to view the text. You can use the navigation buttons in the top right hand corner of each page to view the next or previous section. If you wish to have a copy of the full regulation, go to the chapter heading and click the "report" link. You can indicate which section(s) you want to receive. Within a few minutes, you will receive a copy of the information you've requested through an e-mail address that you specify.

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Guidance Documents

Guidance documents are adopted by the Board of Education and VDOE to provide general information to agency staff, school personnel, or the public on how to implement or interpret state law or agency regulations.