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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 8. Education
Agency 20. State Board Of Education
Chapter 650. Regulations Governing the Determination of Critical Teacher Shortage Areas
12/7/2021

8VAC20-650-20. Establishing critical shortage areas.

A. Utilize the data collected through the annual survey to establish critical teacher shortage areas as follows:

1. Shortages by subject matter will be designated from the top 10 academic disciplines identified as having shortages through the superintendent's annual survey of school divisions.

2. In addition to the top 10 academic disciplines identified statewide, school divisions may designate a subject area as having a shortage if the school division receives three or fewer qualified candidates (licensed or eligible for a license) for any teaching vacancy for that subject area.

3. Any Virginia school division, including rural or urban school divisions, where 10% of the teachers are not fully licensed for their teaching assignment may be designated as a geographic critical shortage area.

B. For the purpose of administering the Virginia Teaching Scholarship Loan Program, an individual may meet the teaching obligation, regardless of teaching discipline, by agreeing to teach in a school with a high concentration (50% or more) of students eligible for free or reduced lunch.

Statutory Authority

§ 22.1-290.01 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from Virginia Register Volume 19, Issue 10, eff. March 1, 2003.

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