COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

P.O. BOX 2120

RICHMOND, VIRGINIA 23218-2120

SUPTS. MEMO NO. 8

October 10, 2008

REGULATORY

TO:

Division Superintendents

 

FROM:

Patricia I. Wright

Superintendent of Public Instruction

 

SUBJECT:

Technical Amendments to the Regulations Governing the Virginia Teaching Scholarship Loan Program Requirements and Selection Procedures

 

Section 22.1-290.01 of the Code of Virginia establishes the Virginia Teaching Scholarship Loan Program (VTSLP). The Virginia Board of Education administers the VTSLP to support teacher candidates in the critical teaching shortage areas. The Code stipulates that the Board may promulgate such regulations as may be necessary for the implementation of the VTSLP.

 

On November 29, 2007, the Virginia Board of Education approved technical amendments to the Regulations Governing the Virginia Teaching Scholarship Loan Program Requirements and Selection Procedures (8 VAC 20-650-30). The Administrative Process Act exempts revisions to regulations that are necessary to conform to changes in Virginia statutory law where no agency discretion is involved from its requirements. The technical amendments have been approved and became effective September 15, 2008.

 

The amendments to the existing Regulations Governing the Virginia Teaching Scholarship Loan Program Requirements and Selection Procedures include (1) deletion of the requirement to include one Commonwealth Scholarship from each college or university, (2) alignment of revised parameters for eligibility, and (3) procedures for a selection panel when the teacher education program recommendations for scholarships exceed the appropriation. You may review the full text of the Regulations Governing the Virginia Teaching Scholarship Loan Program Requirements and Selection Procedures on the following website: http://leg1.state.va.us/cgi-bin/legp504.exe?000+reg+8VAC20-650-30.

 

If you have questions about the technical amendments to the Regulations Governing the Virginia Teaching Scholarship Loan Program Requirements and Selection Procedures (8 VAC 20-650-30), please contact Dr. Patricia Burgess, special education human resources specialist, by e-mail at Pat.Burgess@doe.virginia.gov, or by phone at (804) 225‑2047.

 

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