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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 8. Education
Agency 20. State Board of Education
Chapter 521. Regulations Governing Reduction of State Aid When Length of School Term Below 180 Teaching Days or 990 Teaching Hours

8VAC20-521-10. Definitions.

The following words and terms when used in this regulation shall have the following meanings unless the context clearly indicates otherwise:

"Declared state of emergency" means the declaration of an emergency before or after an event by the Governor or by officials in a locality that requires the closure of any or all schools within a school division.

"Instructional time" means the period that students are in school on a daily or annual basis as defined in the Regulations Establishing Standards for Accrediting Public Schools in Virginia, 8VAC20-131.

"Severe weather conditions or other emergency situations" means those circumstances presenting a threat to the health or safety of students that result from severe weather conditions or other emergencies, including, but not limited to, natural and man-made disasters, energy shortages or power failures.

"Teaching days" means days when instruction is provided.

"Teaching hours" means hours when instruction is provided.

Statutory Authority

§ 22.1-98 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from Virginia Register Volume 22, Issue 21, eff. September 15, 2006.

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