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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 8. Education
Agency 20. State Board Of Education
Chapter 81. Regulations Governing Special Education Programs for Children with Disabilities in Virginia
12/9/2021

8VAC20-81-340. Special education caseload staffing requirements.

Figure 1: Local school division caseload maximums as funded by the Virginia Appropriation Act.

Disability Category

Level II

Level I

With Paraprofessional 100% of the time

Without Paraprofessional 100% of the Time

Autism

8

6

24

Deaf-blindness

8

6

Developmental Delay: age 5-6

10

8

Developmental Delay: age 2-5

8 Center-based
10 Combined

12 Home-based and/or Itinerant

Emotional Disability

10

8

24

Hearing Impairment/Deaf

10

8

24

Intellectual Disability

10

8

24

Learning Disability

10

8

24

Multiple Disabilities

8

6

Orthopedic Impairment

10

8

24

Other Health Impairment

10

8

24

Speech or Language Impairment

NA

NA

68
(Itinerant)

Traumatic Brain Injury

May be placed in any program, according to the IEP.

Combined group of students needing Level I services with students needing Level II services

20 Points (see Figure 2)

Figure 2: Values for students receiving Level I services when combined with students receiving Level II services.

Disability Category

Level II Values

Level I

With Paraprofessional 100% of the time

Without Paraprofessional 100% of the time

Values

Autism

2.5

3.3

1

Deaf-blindness

2.5

3.3

1

Developmental Delay: age 5-6

2.0

2.5

1

Emotional Disability

2.0

2.5

1

Hearing Impairment/Deaf

2.0

2.5

1

Intellectual Disability

2.0

2.5

1

Learning Disability

2.0

2.5

1

Multiple Disabilities

2.5

3.3

1

Orthopedic Impairment

2.0

2.5

1

Other Health Impairment

2.0

2.5

1

Traumatic Brain Injury

2.0

2.5

1

Statutory Authority

§§ 22.1-16 and 22.1-214 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from Virginia Register Volume 25, Issue 21, eff. July 7, 2009; Errata, 26:4 VA.R. 447-448 October 26, 2009; amended, Virginia Register Volume 26, Issue 8, eff. January 25, 2010.

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