Superintendent’s Memo #009-14

State seal, Commonwealth of Virginia

COMMONWEALTH of VIRGINIA
Department of Education

January 10, 2014

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 Regulations Governing Substitute Teachers, Regulations for Conducting Division-Level Academic Reviews and Regulations Governing the Process for Submitting Proposals to Consolidate School Divisions (Fast Track)

As part of its responsibility for promulgating new regulations or revising or repealing existing regulations, pursuant to § 22.1-17 of the Code of Virginia, the Board of Education (Board)  is required to develop a statement of the administrative impact and projected cost to school divisions related to implementing and complying with such regulations.  In addition, the Board and the Department of Education are required to send a copy of the statement to each division superintendent.

At its meeting on June 27, 2013, the Board approved a proposal to repeal the Regulations Governing Substitute Teachers (8 VAC 20-640 et seq.), Regulations for Conducting Division-Level Academic Reviews (8 VAC 20-700 et seq.) and Regulations Governing the Process for Submitting Proposals to Consolidate School Divisions (8 VAC 20-710 et seq.).  The Board agenda item may be found at http://www.doe.virginia.gov/boe/meetings/2013/06_jun/agenda_items/item_d.pdf.

SB 1201, passed by the 2013 General Assembly, eliminated the statutory requirements for the Board to promulgate these three sets of regulations.  These regulations are no longer necessary, as the major provisions of the regulations simply reiterate what is in statute.

Administrative Impact and Projected Costs of Implementation

The repeal of these three sets of regulations will not impose any new requirements on local school divisions.  The impact on fiscal and human resources of repealing these regulations will be negligible, as the regulations essentially restate what is already in statute.

Please contact the Office of Policy at (804) 225-2092 or by e-mail at Policy@doe.virginia.gov if you have any questions.

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