Vol. 26 Iss. 9 - January 04, 2010

Chapter 120
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 the following regulations: 8VAC20-120, Career and Technical Education Regulations. Changes in both federal and state laws pertaining to career and technical education have made it necessary to revise the Career and Technical Education Regulations. The regulations will be examined in their entirety, including the requirements for general provisions, administration of career and technical education programs, and operation of career and technical education programs. The goals of this review are to (i) update the regulations to comply with new state and federal laws, such as an identification and clarification of the U.S. Department of Education's approved Virginia requirements for meeting the performance standards of the Perkins Act of 2006; (ii) update definitions for consistency with state and federal regulations dealing with similar issues such as a clarification of "career clusters," "career pathways," "sustained professional development," and other terms impacted by the Perkins Act of 2006; and (iii) eliminate any duplication of regulations.

The agency intends to hold a public hearing on the proposed action after publication in the Virginia Register.

Statutory Authority: §§ 22.1-16 and 22.1-227 of the Code of Virginia.

Public Comment Deadline: February 8, 2010.

Agency Contact: Anne Rowe, Career and Technical Education Coordinator, Department of Education, P.O. Box 2120, Richmond, VA 23218, telephone (804) 225-2838, FAX (804) 371-2456, or email

VA.R. Doc. No. R10-2244; Filed December 14, 2009, 2:01 p.m.