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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 8. Education
Agency 20. State Board of Education
Chapter 671. Regulations Governing the Operation of Private Schools for Students with Disabilities

8VAC20-671-30. Licenses generally.

A. The Board of Education has established general requirements for a license to operate a private school for students with disabilities and has authorized the Superintendent of Public Instruction to issue licenses. The following applies in accordance with § 22.1-323 of the Code of Virginia:

1. No person shall open, operate, or conduct any school for students with disabilities in this Commonwealth without a license to operate.

2. A license to operate shall be restricted to the disability categories specifically indicated on the license, which may include one or more of the disability categories in the definition of a school for students with disabilities in this chapter.

3. A license to operate may be issued for a period of up to three successive years.

4. The term of a school's license may be reduced at any time during the licensure period based on a change in the school's compliance with these requirements.

5. A license to operate shall be prominently displayed on the premises of the school in a place open for inspection by any interested person during the hours of operation.

6. A license to operate shall be restricted to the approved conditions as printed on the license. Such conditions include, but are not limited to, the maximum number of students that can be enrolled, the disability category or categories of students that can be served, age range and gender, and grade levels.

B. An individual seeking to operate a school for students with disabilities shall file an application with the department.

C. The department may make exception to the requirements of this chapter for good cause.

Statutory Authority

§§ 22.1-16 and 22.1-321 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from Virginia Register Volume 31, Issue 24, eff. August 26, 2015.

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