COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

P.O. BOX 2120

RICHMOND, VIRGINIA 23218-2120

 

SUPTS. MEMO NO. 28

February 6, 2004

 

INFORMATIONAL

TO:

Division Superintendents

 

FROM:

Jo Lynne DeMary

Superintendent of Public Instruction

 

SUBJECT:

Transmittal of the Statement of Administrative Impact and Projected Costs of Implementation for the Proposed Regulations Governing Driver Education Programs

 

As part of its responsibility for promulgating new regulations or revisions to existing regulations, the Board of Education is required to develop a statement of administrative impact and projected cost of implementing and complying with such regulations. The Board and the Department of Education are required to send a copy of the statement to each division superintendent (Refer to Section 22.1-17 of the Code of Virginia.)

 

The full text of the Proposed Regulations Governing Driver Education Programs is available on the Internet at http://legis.state.va.us/codecomm/register/regindex.htm. This link will take you to the main page for the Virginia Register. Then click the link that says Virginia Register online. Then choose Volume 20, December 1, 2003, Issue 6.

 

ADMINISTRATIVE IMPACT

 

The regulations governing driver education programs were last reviewed in 1980. The 2001 General Assembly amended 22.1-205 to require a minimum number of miles driven during the behind-the-wheel phase of driver education instruction as prescribed by the Board of Education. This amendment prompted the need for a revision.

 

 

PROJECTED COST

 

The implementation of the Proposed Regulations Governing Driver Education Programs that were amended to include a 50-mile minimum number of miles driven during the behind-the-wheel phase of instruction will not increase program costs.

 

If you have any questions, please contact Vanessa C. Wigand, principal specialist, health, physical and driver education at (vwigand@mail.vak12ed.edu) or (804)225-3300.

 

JLD/VW