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Regulations Governing Special Education Programs for Children With Disabilities in Virginia [8 VAC 20 ‑ 80]
This action is exempt from the executive branch review process.
Action:
Revisions to comply with the “Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act of 2004” and its federal implementing regulations.
 
General Information
Action Summary The revision of the state regulations governing special education is required to ensure compliance with the Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act of 2004 (IDEA 2004), and with its federal implementing regulations, at 34 C.F.R. Part 300, effective October 13, 2006. Alignment with these federal requirements is required to ensure Virginia’s continued eligibility for federal special education funding, which will total $268.7 million in 2006-2007. The revision process will incorporate requirements of the Code of Virginia and other regulations that apply to the provision of special education in Virginia, and strive to clarify areas of ambiguity in the previous regulations.
Chapters Affected
  VAC Chapter Name Action Type
Primary 8 VAC 20-80 Regulations Governing Special Education Programs for Children With Disabilities in Virginia Promulgate New Regulation
Other chapters
  8 VAC 20 - 81 Regulations Governing Special Education Programs for Children with Disabilities in Virginia
Exempt from APA Yes, this action is exempt from the Administrative Process Act. The normal executive branch review process is not required.
Exempt Citation: § 2.2-4007.06, Code of Virginia
RIS Project Yes  [000665]
 
Stages
Stages associated with this regulatory action.
Stage ID Stage Type Status
3891 NOIRA Stage complete. Comment period ended 2/23/2007.
4353 Proposed Stage complete. Comment period ended 6/30/2008.
4828 Final Suspended (3/24/2009). Suspension comment forum ended . Awaiting final decision of the board.
5171 Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 7/7/2009.
 
Contact Information
Name / Title: Ms. Melissa Smith  / Coordinator of Administrative Services
Address:
P.O. Box 2120
Richmond, VA 23218-2120
Email Address: Melissa.Smith@doe.virginia.gov
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