Virginia is one of only a few states in which parental consent is required before (i) and initial eligibility determination or any change in the students eligibility identification: (ii) any revision to the students IEP; (iii) any partial or complete termination of special education and related services (except for graduation with a standard or advanced diploma); and (iv) the provision of a free appropriate public education to transfer students.
Military Connected Status. Identification of newly-enrolled uniformed services-connected students (Military Connection) is a new requirement based on legislation passed by the Virginia General Assembly in 2015 (HB 2373 and SB 1354). While the legislation requires data collection for only newly-enrolled students, the Department of Education is encouraging school districts to collect this data for all students. This data, which does not identify individual students, is reported annually to the state.