Virginia pushes back renewal date for thousands of teacher licenses amid processing delays
The Virginia Board of Education voted unanimously during a Thursday emergency meeting to extend to June 30, 2024, the expiration date for teacher and other educator licenses that must be regularly renewed.
The original deadline was next month.
Superintendent of Public Instruction Lisa Coons urged the board to consider extending the expiration date, saying systemic processing challenges within the Office of Teacher Education and Licensure mean the department cannot process renewal requests in a timely manner.
The office is facing 2,000 pending requests for evaluations for an initial license. Meanwhile, more than 20,000 active licenses are set to expire June 30. Of those, 15,500 are renewable licenses, which can be held by superintendents, managers and administrators, and teachers in K-12, college and technical schools.
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