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Virginia Administrative Code
12/6/2021

Chapter 510. Regulations Governing Superintendent of Public Instruction

8VAC20-510-10. Duties of Superintendent.

The Superintendent of Public Instruction shall be the chief executive officer of the public school system and shall have the following duties:

1. Serve as the executive officer of the Division of Vocational and Adult Education of the state Department of Education;

2. Establish and maintain an orderly plan for preserving and making accessible regulations, standards, guidelines, and policies adopted by the state Board of Education;

3. Act as an agent for the Board of Education and seek board approval on all federal government projects before funds are obtained and the project or projects are implemented. Annual program plans for each program of federal aid to education in which the state desires to participate will be compiled by him for consolidation review by the Board of Education prior to submission to the U.S. Office of Education;

4. Prepare or have prepared suitable registers, blanks, and other forms which may be necessary for making appropriate reports to the State Department of Education. By circulars and otherwise, he shall give information and instruction conducive to the proper organization and conduct of the schools;

5. Require of division superintendents detailed reports annually and special reports from time to time as he may deem proper, and use all proper means to promote an appreciation of education among the people;

6. Preserve in convenient form in his office all papers, documents, and records relating to educational work in Virginia and in other states;

7. Prepare, as prescribed by law, a plan for apportioning the money appropriated by the state for public school purposes;

8. Provide for his office a suitable official seal with which official documents may be authenticated; and

9. Submit annually to the Board of Education on or before the first day of November a detailed report of his official proceedings for the year ending the 30th day of June preceding, including receipts and expenditures for the public schools, a statistical report showing the number of children, male and female, respectively in the state, and in each county and city, compensation paid teachers, the cost of education per pupil, and whatever else may tend to exhibit the real conditions of the schools. It shall be the duty of the superintendent to offer suggestions to the Board of Education and to the General Assembly concerning matters pertaining to the Department of Education at any time that the public interest seems to require it.

Statutory Authority

§§ 22.1-16 and 22.1-21 et seq. of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from VR270-01-0049, eff. September 1, 1980.

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