Superintendent’s Memo No. 271-14

State seal, Commonwealth of Virginia

Department of Education

September 26, 2014

TO:  Division Superintendents

FROM:  Steven R. Staples, Superintendent of Public Instruction

SUBJECT:  2014 General Assembly Responsibilities for Local School Divisions

Various changes to the Code of Virginia took effect on July 1, 2014, and to prepare school divisions, the Department of Education has provided either comprehensive overviews of the new laws or targeted updates on the impact of several specific laws through Superintendent’s memos and e-mails.

I have received requests for a consolidated document to show the actions needed at the school division level in response to the Code changes.  The attached chart is intended to provide guidance about obligations contained in the new statutory provisions.  I hope you will find it clear, concise, and helpful to you as you carry out your many responsibilities and embark upon a new school year.

Please contact the Office of Policy at (804) 225-2092, or at, with any additional questions.



  1. Local School Division Requirements – 2014 Changes to Code of Virginia (PDF)