Credits Required for Graduation
Each division must notify the parents of rising eleventh and twelfth grade students of
• requirements for graduation pursuant to the standards for accreditation, and
• requirements that have yet to be completed by the individual student for graduation. VSBA Policy IKF The Virginia Assessment Program and Graduation Requirements; Va. Code § 22.1-253.13:4.A.
The division must notify parents of students with disabilities who have an IEP and who fail to meet the graduation requirements of the student’s right to a free and appropriate education to age 21, inclusive. Va. Code § 22.1-253.13:4.B.
The division must notify parents of students who fail to graduate or to achieve graduation requirements as provided in the standards for accreditation and who have not reached 20 years of age on or before August 1st of the school year of the right to a free public education. If the student is one for whom English is a second language, the division will notify the parent of the student’s opportunity for a free public education in accordance with Va. Code § 22.1-5. Va. Code § 22.1-253.13:4.C.
Services for Students Identified as Deaf or Hard of Hearing or Visually Impaired
Each school board shall annually post information distributed by the Department of Education describing the educational and other services available through the Virginia School for the Deaf and the Blind, the Virginia Department for the Deaf and Hard-ofHearing and the Virginia Department for the Blind and Vision Impaired to the parents of those students who are identified as hearing impaired deaf or hard of hearing or visually impaired. School boards must also inform the parents of the availability of the information and ensure that packets of the information are available in an accessible format for review by parents who do not have Internet access. Va. Code § 22.1-217.01.
Each division must, at least annually, conduct a public awareness campaign (also known as a child find program) to • inform the community of the rights of persons, ages two to 21, inclusive, to a free appropriate public education and the availability of special education programs and services; • generate referrals; and • explain the nature of disabilities, the early warning signs of disabilities and the need for services to begin early. 8 VAC 20-81-50.B.