Superintendent's Memo #195-11

State seal, Commonwealth of Virginia

COMMONWEALTH of VIRGINIA
Department of Education

July 15, 2011

TO: Division Superintendents

FROM: Patricia I. Wright, Superintendent of Public Instruction

SUBJECT: Transmittal of “Statement of Administrative Impact and Projected Costs of Implementation” for the Repeal of the Rules Governing Film Circulation from State and Regional Audiovisual Services, 8 VAC 20-300

At its meeting on June 23, 2011, the Board of Education approved a proposal to repeal the Rules Governing Film Circulation from State and Regional Audiovisual Services, 8 VAC 20-300.  The Board agenda item may be found at http://www.doe.virginia.gov/boe/meetings/2011/06_jun/agenda_items/item_e.pdf and the action taken by the Board may be found in the summary of the meeting at http://www.doe.virginia.gov/boe/meetings/2011/06_jun/06_JuneSummary.pdf.

As part of its responsibility for promulgating new regulations or revising or repealing existing regulations, the Board of Education is required to develop a statement of the administrative impact and projected cost to school divisions of its regulatory action.  The Board and the Department of Education are required to send a copy of the statement to each division superintendent. 

The Rules Governing Film Circulation from State and Regional Audiovisual Services, 8 VAC 20-300 were adopted in 1980 and are now obsolete and unnecessary.  The regulation has two sections, one prescribing eligibility requirements for the general circulation of films, videotapes and audiotapes, slides, transparencies, and filmstrips from state and regional audiovisual service entities and the other prescribing requirements for ordering these items.  This service is no longer provided, making the regulation obsolete.

Administrative Impact and Projected Costs of Implementation

The repeal of this regulation will not impose any new requirements on local school divisions.  Rather, the repeal will remove unnecessary regulations.

It is expected that there will be no administrative or fiscal burden caused by the repeal of these two regulations.

Please contact the Office of Policy at (804) 225-2092, or by electronic mail at policy@doe.virginia.gov, if you need additional information or have questions.

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