Superintendent's Memo #311-09

State seal, Commonwealth of Virginia

Department of Education

November 6, 2009

TO: Division Superintendents

FROM: Patricia I. Wright, Superintendent of Public Instruction

SUBJECT: Code of Virginia and Regulations of the Board of Education - Availability on Internet and Hard Copy

The full text of the Code of Virginia is available on the Internet at Regulations of the Board of Education are available at In addition, the Virginia Department of Education provides detailed tracking reports on General Assembly bills and other actions. The tracking reports and updates may be viewed on the Department's website at

The Virginia School Law Deskbook, Volume I: 2009-2010 School Year Edition is available for purchase in hard copy. The volume combines the Virginia school laws (Title 22.1 of the Code of Virginia); frequently referenced federal laws, including IDEA and NCLB; and the regulations of the Board of Education. The price is $48.00 per copy, plus shipping and handling. A CD-ROM format is available for $91.00.

To order the publication by telephone, call (800) 223-1940 or visit To place an order by mail, please send your order to the publisher: LexisNexis Matthew Bender, 1275 Broadway, Albany, NY 12204.

Questions may be directed to Mrs. Anne D. Wescott, assistant superintendent for policy and communications, by e-mail or by phone at (804) 225-2403.