Vol. 30 Iss. 23 - July 14, 2014

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Chapter 680
Notice of Extension of Emergency Regulation

Titles of Regulations: 8VAC20-30. Regulations Governing Adult High School Programs (amending 8VAC20-30-20).

8VAC20-680. Regulations Governing the General Achievement Diploma (repealing 8VAC20-680-10, 8VAC20-680-20).

Statutory Authority: §§ 22.1-224 and 22.1-253.13:4 of the Code of Virginia.

Expiration Date Extended Through: January 16, 2015.

On June 25, 2014, the Governor approved the State Board of Education's request to extend the expiration date of the above-referenced emergency regulation as provided in § 2.2-4011 D of the Code of Virginia. The emergency regulation was published in 29:21 VA.R. 2553-2555 June 17, 2013. The emergency regulation became effective in July 2013. The emergency regulation mirrors the provisions of the Code of Virginia, and no public comments were received. The replacement regulation was approved by the board on November 21, 2013. It will be impossible for the permanent regulation to move through the remainder of the regulatory process under the Administrative Process Act before the emergency regulation expires. If the emergency regulation expires before the permanent regulation is effective, it will result in confusion for school divisions, families, and educators regarding the status of the General Achievement Diploma and the requirements of the General Achievement Adult High School Diploma.

Agency Contact: Anne Wescott, Assistant Superintendent for Policy and Communication, Department of Education, P.O. Box 2120, Richmond, VA 23218, telephone (804) 225-2403, or email

VA.R. Doc. No. R13-3303; Filed June 25, 2014, 2:15 p.m.
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