Vol. 35 Iss. 19 - May 13, 2019

Chapter 23
Notice of Intended Regulatory Action

Notice is hereby given in accordance with § 2.2-4007.01 of the Code of Virginia that the State Board of Education intends to consider amending 8VAC20-23, Licensure Regulations for School Personnel. The purpose of the proposed action is to comport the regulation with the following chapters of the 2018 Acts of Assembly: (i) per Chapter 391, establish an endorsement in dual language instruction prekindergarten through grade six; (ii) per Chapter 711, establish an experiential route to licensure, issuing a one-year renewable license; and (iii) per Chapters 748 and 749, include an alternate route to licensure for elementary education prekindergarten through grade six and an alternate route to licensure for special education general curriculum kindergarten through grade 12.

In addition, pursuant to Executive Order 14 (as amended, July 16, 2018) and § 2.2-4007.1 of the Code of Virginia, the agency is conducting a periodic review and small business impact review of this regulation to determine whether this regulation should be terminated, amended, or retained in its current form. Public comment is sought on the review of any issue relating to this regulation, including whether the regulation (i) is necessary for the protection of public health, safety, and welfare; (ii) minimizes the economic impact on small businesses consistent with the stated objectives of applicable law; and (iii) is clearly written and easily understandable.

The agency does not intend to hold a public hearing on the proposed action after publication in the Virginia Register.

Statutory Authority: §§ 22.1-298.1 and 22.1-299 of the Code of Virginia.

Public Comment Deadline: June 12, 2019.

Agency Contact: Patty Pitts, Assistant Superintendent for Teacher Education and Licensure, Department of Education, 101 North 14th Street, Richmond, VA 23219, telephone (804) 371-2522, or email

VA.R. Doc. No. R19-5889; Filed April 22, 2019, 1:00 p.m.