Superintendent’s Memo #247-15

State seal, Commonwealth of Virginia

Department of Education

September 18, 2015

TO:  Division Superintendents

FROM:  Steven R. Staples, Superintendent of Public Instruction

SUBJECT: Public Comment Period on the Proposed Licensure Regulations for School Personnel

On June 27, 2013, the Board of Education approved proposed revisions to the Licensure Regulations for School Personnel.  Due to the significant number of revisions, the Board recommended repealing the current regulations (8VAC20-22) and promulgating new, revised regulations (8VAC20-23).

The proposed regulations were published in the Virginia Register of Regulations VOL. 32 ISS.1, September 7, 2015.

A public hearing on the proposed regulations will be held Thursday, October 22, 2015, in the 22nd Floor, Jefferson Meeting Room, James Monroe Building (101 North 14th Street, Richmond, Virginia 23219). The public hearing will begin immediately following adjournment of the Board of Education business meeting.

An online comment period is now open on Town Hall.  Public comments will be accepted through Friday, November 6, 2015.

For questions, please contact Mrs. Patty S. Pitts, Assistant Superintendent for Teacher Education and Licensure, at (804) 371-2522 or or Dr. Kendra Crump at (804) 371-2471 or by e-mail at