The Virginia Board of Education will hold a public hearing on state accreditation standards Wednesday, Aug. 9, at 6:30 p.m. The public hearing will take place at Old Donation School (4633 Honeygrove Road, Virginia Beach, Virginia, 23455).
The Virginia Beach hearing is one in a series of five the Board is holding to get family, educator and community input on student expectations, how schools are accredited, and the conditions and needs of public schools.
Specifically, the Board is looking for feedback in the following areas of accreditation:
- The Standards of Accreditation including changes to high school graduation requirements and changes to how schools will be accredited in the future
- The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) State Plan
- Identifying conditions and needs of public education, for updating the Board’s comprehensive plan and annual report to the Governor and General Assembly
To help guide the conversation and for more detailed information, those interested in attending can download handouts on Standards of Accreditation, Profile of a Virginia Graduate and the ESSA State Plan.
It is asked that those who plan on attending RSVP to Director for Board Relations Emily Webb at Emily.Webb@doe.virginia.gov. However, it should be noted, an RSVP is not required to attend.
For more information about the public hearings, including a message from Virginia Superintendent of Public Instruction Steven R. Staples and Board of Education President Billy K. Cannaday Jr., visit the Virginia Department of Education website.