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VA Board of Education Hosts Public Hearings


This summer, the Board of Education will host public hearings at locations throughout the state. We encourage VEA members, family and friends to attend these meetings and let the Board know what you think about the plan for ESSA implementation across Virginia and the Virginia High School Redesign Plan called Profile of a Virginia Graduate.

Tuesday, June 27 – Fairfax County
6:30 p.m.
Location: Luther Jackson Middle School
Address: 3020 Gallows Road, Falls Church, VA 22042

Thursday, July 13 – Wythe County
6:30 p.m.
Location: Wytheville Community College
Address: 1000 E Main St, Wytheville, VA 24382

Tuesday, July 18 – Harrisonburg City
6:30 p.m.
Location: Skyline Middle School
Address: 470 Linda Lane, Harrisonburg, VA 22801

Wednesday, August 9 – Virginia Beach
6:30 p.m.
Location: Old Donation School
Address: 4633 Honeygrove Rd, Virginia Beach, VA 23455

Wednesday, August 23 – Mecklenburg County
6:30 p.m.
Location: Park View High School
Address: 205 Park View Cir, South Hill, VA 23970

Public comment will be accepted at each of the meetings listed above. While the Board welcomes all comments from the public, they are specifically looking for feedback on the Board’s work related to the following:

•      The Standards of Accreditation (SOA) including changes to High School Graduation Requirements and changes to how schools will be accredited in the future
>     Profile of a Graduate – proposed changes to Virginia’s graduation requirements:  BOE Proposed Revisions to Parts I-VII of the SOA
>     Draft of the BOE proposed amendments to the SOA (School Accreditation Reforms are included in Part VIII)
•     The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) State Plan
>    Virginia’s Transition to ESSA 
•     Identifying conditions and needs of public education, for updating the Board’s Comprehensive Plan and Annual Report to the Governor and General Assembly
>    BOE current Comprehensive Plan

For planning purposes, kindly RSVP to the Director for Board Relations Emily Webb at Emily.Webb@doe.virginia.gov, if you are planning to attend one of these meetings (RSVPs are appreciated, but not required). If you know of others who would like to join, feel free to share this information with them.

For additional information and for a brief statement of talking points to guide you, contact the VEA Office of Teaching and Learning at 1-800-552-9554.

 


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