DATE: August 25, 2017
TO: Division Superintendents
FROM: Steven R. Staples, Superintendent of Public Instruction
SUBJECT:

Legislative Changes Affecting Licensure Revocation and Dismissal of School Personnel, Effective July 1, 2017


The purpose of this memorandum is to notify you of action by the 2017 General Assembly amending Sections 22.1-298.1This link takes you out of the Virginia Department of Education website and 22.1-307This link takes you out of the Virginia Department of Education website of the Code of Virginia.  The newly enacted language appears below, with revised or added language in italics. The Licensure Regulations for School Personnel will be amended through the Administrative Process Act to comport with state statute. The statutory changes, however, became effective July 1, 2017.

Attachment A contains an overview of selected investigation and reporting requirements related to licensure of school personnel established by statutes and regulations. This information provides revisions and updates to similar information distributed in Superintendent’s Memorandum #024-17, dated January 27, 2017.

§ 22.1-298.1 Regulations governing licensureThis link takes you out of the Virginia Department of Education website.

§ 22.1-307. Dismissal of teacher; groundsThis link takes you out of the Virginia Department of Education website.

If you have questions or need additional information regarding this memorandum, please contact Ms. Nancy Walsh, Professional Practices Specialist, at (804) 371-2522 or nancy.walsh@doe.virginia.gov.

SRS/PP/nw

Attachment:

  1. Selected Investigation and Reporting Requirements Established by Virginia Statute and Regulations Related to the Revocation or Suspension of a License Issued by the Virginia Board of Education  (Word)