Agencies | Governor
Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Education
State Board of Education
Regulations Governing Educational Services for Gifted Students [8 VAC 20 ‑ 40]
Revision of regulations school divisions must meet in their gifted education programs, K - 12
General Information
Action Summary The Regulations Governing Educational Services for Gifted Students were last approved in 1993, with an effective date of February 1995. Those regulations specify what gifted education services school divisions in the Commonwealth of Virginia shall provide students from kindergarten through graduation. The regulations speak to the area(s) of giftedness to be served, the identification of students in the selected area(s) of service, the criteria for screening and identification, the components of local plan that each division must have approved by the Department of Education, the assurances the school division must provide to the department regarding elements within the local plan, and provisions of use of state funds designated for division-wide gifted education services. The proposed revisions will allow the Virginia Board of Education to review contemporary research and best practices in the field that have occurred in the last decade and to ensure that Virginia's regulations are consistent with that information.
Chapters Affected Only affects this chapter.
Exempt from APA No, this action is subject to Article 2 of the Administrative Process Act.
Exempt Citation: temporary setting for submitting final stage after suspended
RIS Project Yes  [000590]
New Periodic Review This action will not be used to conduct a new periodic review.
Stages associated with this regulatory action.
Stage ID Stage Type Status
3490 NOIRA Stage withdrawn on 09/27/2006 after the comment period had ended.
3839 NOIRA Stage complete. Comment period ended 02/23/2007.
4193 Proposed Stage complete. Comment period ended 09/26/2008.
5074 Final StageComplete: After suspension, the rulemaking entity elected to make changes in a new Final stage.
5559 Final Not yet submitted to DPB for review.
Contact Information
Name / Title: Ms. Emily V. Webb  / Director of Board Relations
Address: James Monroe Bldg.
101 N. 14th St., 25th Floor
Richmond, VA 23219
Email Address:
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