CODE OF VIRGINIA,
CHAPTER 829 (1996)

CHAPTER 7. OFFICIAL LANGUAGE OF THE COMMONWEALTH.

§7.1-42. English designated the official language of the Commonwealth.

    English shall be designated as the official language of the Commonwealth of Virginia. Except as provided by law, no state agency or local government shall be required to provide and no state agency or local government shall be prohibited from providing any documents, information, literature or other written materials in any language other than English.

§22.1-212.1. Obligations of school boards.

    Pursuant to §7.1-42, school boards shall have no obligation to teach the standard curriculum, except courses in foreign languages, in a language other than English. School boards shall endeavor to provide instruction in the English language which shall be designed to promote the education of students for whom English is a second language.


Chapter 829 replaces:

CODE OF VIRGINIA,
1950 THROUGH 1994 SUPPLEMENT

Section 22.1-212.1 English as Official Language (1981)

    English shall be designated as the Official Language of the Commonwealth of Virginia. School boards shall have no obligation to teach the standard curriculum, except courses in foreign languages, in a language other than English. School boards shall endeavor to provide instruction in the English language which shall be designed to promote the education of students for whom English is a second language.