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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

8VAC20-671-300. School administrators.

A. The licensee shall designate an individual(s) who is a graduate of an accredited college or university and is responsible for the administrative operation of the school. This individual may also serve as the instructional leader.

B. The school administrator shall:

1. Protect the academic instructional time from unnecessary interruptions;

2. Seek to maintain a safe and secure school environment;

3. Involve the school staff in identifying staff development needs to improve student achievement and ensure staff participation;

4. Analyze classroom practices and methods for improvement of instruction;

5. Ensure student education records are maintained confidentially; and

6. Monitor and evaluate the quality of instruction and provide supports as needed to improve instruction.

C. The instructional leader shall hold a valid five-year renewable postgraduate professional license issued by the board with an endorsement in school administration and supervision or special education and have at least three years of experience working with students with disabilities.

D. The instructional leader or designee shall at all times be on the premises of the school while the school is in operation.

E. All staff on duty must know who is responsible for the administration of the school at any given time.

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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