COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA
DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
P. O. BOX 2120
RICHMOND, VIRGINIA 23218-2120
SUPTS. MEMO. NO. 6
January 12, 1996

INFORMATIONAL

TO: Division Superintendents
FROM: William C. Bosher, Jr.
Superintendent of Public Instruction
SUBJECT: Information on Flexibility Provisions in Board of Education Regulations

 
  Over the past several months, the Department has responded
  to two requests for information on the degree to which there
  is flexibility or waiver provisions in the Standards of
  Accreditation (SOA) and other Board regulations.  The
  results are comprehensive and I wanted to share them with
  you.
  
  First, HB 2601 of the 1995 session of the General Assembly
  requested the Board to identify provisions for flexible
  implementation of SOA requirements.  The first attachment is
  the briefing document provided in response to that request.
  
  The second attachment is another briefing developed at the
  request of the Subcommittee Studying Charter Schools, which
  looks at opportunities for flexible implementation in other
  Board regulations beyond the SOA.
  
  These documents shed light on the flexibility currently
  available to school divisions, and hope you find them
  useful.  If you have any questions, please call Cathy Clark
  or Lin Corbin-Howerton in the Division of Policy and Public
  Affairs at (804) 225-2403.
  
  
  WCBJr/lch
  Attachments: A hard copy of this memo and its attachment
               will be sent to the Superintendent's office.