Virginia Is Neglecting Its Students’ Learning Conditions
The state covered only 10% of school infrastructure needs between 2009-2020, leaving localities with vastly different capacities to raise revenue to pay the rest. No student in a high-income state like Virginia should have to learn in a crumbling school, regardless of zip code.
Virginia’s contribution to school infrastructure has been among the lowest of any state in the country, and every other neighboring state and D.C. offer ongoing direct support to school divisions for infrastructure needs. Virginia should commit to a sustainable state support model.