Virginia Board of Education to hold public hearings

July 7, 2017

The Virginia Board of Education will hold a series of public hearings in July and August to gather feedback from families, educators, and community members.

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, it is specifically interested in feedback on the Board’s work related to the following:

  • 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

For planning purposes, kindly RSVP to the Director for Board Relations, Emily Webb, at Emily.Webb@doe.virginia.gov if you are able 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.

A sign in sheet will be provided at each hearing for those individuals wishing to address the Board. So that Board members are able to hear from as many people as possible, each speaker is asked to limit his or her comments to 3 minutes. If individuals wish to submit written copies of their remarks or additional materials for the Board to consider, those will be accepted at the hearing. Comment cards will also be available. The Board President or chairperson may, in his or her discretion, extend the public comment portion of the meeting, allocate the time available for public comment, adjust the order of speakers, or take other reasonable measures to ensure that the Board hears multiple views on any matter presented.