COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

P.O. BOX 2120

RICHMOND, VIRGINIA 23218-2120

SUPTS. MEMO NO. 148

June 27, 2008

INFORMATIONAL

TO:

Division Superintendents

 

FROM:

Billy K. Cannaday, Jr.

Superintendent of Public Instruction

 

SUBJECT:

Reporting Convictions of Licensed Teachers for Certain Offenses and Founded Cases of Child Abuse and Neglect Legislation to go into effect July 1, 2008

 

The 2008 Virginia General Assembly approved House Bill 1439 and Senate Bill 241 to amend and reenact Sections 22.1-253.13:7, 22.1-298.1, 22.1-313, and 63.2-1503 of the Code of Virginia and to add Section 19.2-291.1. These sections of the Code require reporting of convictions for certain offenses and founded cases of child abuse and neglect.

 

You may review House Bill 1439 on the following website: http://leg1.state.va.us/cgi-bin/legp504.exe?ses=081&typ=bil&val=hb1439&Submit2=Go. [House Bill 1439 and Senate Bill 241 are identical.] The full text of these amendments to the Code of Virginia that become effective July 1, 2008, are highlighted in the attachment to this memorandum.

 

If you have any questions regarding these amendments to the Code of Virginia, please do not hesitate to contact Mrs. Patty S. Pitts, assistant superintendent for teacher education and licensure, by e-mail at Patty.Pitts@doe.virginia.gov or telephone at (804) 371-2522.

 

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a. Full text of HB 1439 and SB 241 (PDF)