Superintendent’s Memo #103-13

State seal, Commonwealth of Virginia

Department of Education

April 19, 2013

TO:  Division Superintendents

FROM:  Patricia I. Wright, Superintendent of Public Instruction

SUBJECT:  New Fees and Charges Regulations

The purpose of this memorandum is to inform you that the new Regulations Governing Fees and Charges, 8VAC 20-720-80, as approved by the Board of Education on September 23, 2010, completed the Administrative Process Act procedures and became effective on December 19, 2012.  At that time the Board of Education’s Rules Governing Fees and Charges, 8VAC 20-370-10, were repealed.  This memo is intended to give you an overview of many of the changes in the new regulations.  Please see the revised regulation that is attached to this memo for all of the changes.

The new regulation governing fees charged by local school divisions has several new requirements, including the following:

Additionally, fees may not be charged:

Fees may be charged for:

Local school boards shall not:

School divisions are expected to make any necessary changes to their fee policies and schedules to incorporate the regulatory changes so they will be in place for the 2013-2014 school year.

Please do not hesitate to contact the Office of Policy and Communications, by telephone at (804) 225-2092, or by electronic mail at, if you need additional information.



  1. Copy of Revised Regulation 8VAC20-720-80 (Word)