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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 8. Education
Agency 20. State Board of Education
Chapter 23. Licensure Regulations for School Personnel
6/16/2024

8VAC20-23-755. Written reprimand.

A. A written reprimand of a license holder may be issued for the following reasons:

1. Acts related to secure mandatory tests as specified in subsection A of § 22.1-292.1 of the Code of Virginia;

2. Breach of employment contract, in the event that a school board or division superintendent declines to grant a license holder's request for release from an employment contract on the grounds of insufficient or unjustifiable cause; and

3. In accordance with law and at the discretion of the State Board of Education after reviewing the specific facts and circumstances of a license holder's case and determining that the license holder's conduct is not sufficiently serious or harmful to merit the withdrawal of a license, any of the reasons that a license may be revoked or suspended listed in 8VAC20-23-720 A and 8VAC20-23-740 A, respectively, except (i) conviction of any violent felony set forth in the definition of barrier crime in subsection A of § 19.2-392.02 of the Code of Virginia; (ii) any offense involving the sexual molestation, physical or sexual abuse, or rape of a child; and (iii) conduct listed in 8VAC20-23-720 A 10 and 8VAC20-23-740 A 5, which requires revocation or suspension of a license by the State Board of Education under subsection A of § 22.1-292.2 of the Code of Virginia.

B. The State Board of Education may not issue a written reprimand of any license holder for whom it has received a notice of dismissal or resignation pursuant to subsection F of § 22.1-313 of the Code of Virginia and, in the case of a person who is the subject of a founded complaint of child abuse or neglect after all rights to any administrative appeal provided by § 63.2-1526 of the Code of Virginia have been exhausted, assuming the founded complaint of child abuse or neglect remains on the Central Registry.

Statutory Authority

§§ 22.1-298.1 and 22.1-299 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from Virginia Register Volume 38, Issue 14, eff. April 15, 2022.

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