Superintendent's Memo #253-09

State seal, Commonwealth of Virginia

COMMONWEALTH of VIRGINIA
Department of Education

September 11, 2009

TO: Division Superintendents

FROM: Patricia I. Wright, Superintendent of Public Instruction

SUBJECT: Technical Amendments to Board of Education Regulations Governing the Virginia Teaching Scholarship Loan Program Requirements and Selection Procedures

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 July 15, 2009.

The amendments to the existing Regulations Governing the Virginia Teaching Scholarship Loan Program Requirements and Selection Procedures expand the eligibility criteria to include students in an approved teacher education program leading to an endorsement in career and technical education. 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 JoAnne Carver, director of teacher education, Division of Teacher Education and Licensure, at (804) 371-2475 or e-mail: JoAnne.Carver@doe.virginia.gov.

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