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Virginia Board of Education Seeking Public Input on New School Performance and Support Framework

Board to hold Listening Sessions across the Commonwealth to engage public and further framework development

Post Date:03/28/2024 4:55 PM

For Immediate Release: March 28, 2024

RICHMOND — The Virginia Board of Education is holding a series of eight Listening Sessions across the Commonwealth in April to provide parents, educators, and community members an opportunity to comment on the development of Virginia’s school performance and support framework designed to provide greater transparency and awareness of school performance and student outcomes.

The Listening Sessions are intended to inform the Board and facilitate public input focused on the new school performance and support framework.

“The Board places a great emphasis on hearing directly from Virginians who have thoughts on our work to bring greater transparency to our schools’ performance and the invaluable role they play in helping our students succeed. We look forward to hearing feedback from across the Commonwealth as we prepare to take the next steps in this process,” said Grace Turner Creasey, President of the Virginia Board of Education.

Parents, educators, and interested citizens are invited to attend the session in their region and comment on their expectations for the new school performance and support framework.

The Listening Sessions will be held on the following dates from 6-7:30 p.m.:

  • Tuesday, April 2 - Location: Wilson Memorial High School, 189 Hornet Road, Fishersville, VA 22939
  • Wednesday, April 3 - Location: Robert Russa Moton Museum, 900 Griffin Blvd, Farmville, VA 23901
  • Thursday, April 4 - Location: Innovation Elementary School, 8250 Ashton Avenue, Manassas, VA 20109
  • Monday, April 8 - Location: Chesterfield Career and Technical Center, 13900 Hull Street Rd, Midlothian, VA 23112
  • Tuesday, April 9 - Location: Christopher Newport University, Torggler Fine Arts Center (TFAC), 1 University Pl, Newport News, VA 23606
  • Thursday, April 11 - Location: James Monroe High School, 2300 Washington Ave, Fredericksburg, VA 22401
  • Wednesday, April 17 - Location: Salem Museum, 801 E Main St, Salem, VA 24153
  • Thursday, April 18 - Location: Southwest Virginia Higher Education Center, 1 Partnership Cir, Abingdon, VA 24210

Registration for the Listening Sessions is available here. For those unable to attend the sessions in-person, the public comment submission form for the Listening Sessions is available.

In August 2023, the Board began the official regulatory process to revise Virginia’s Standards of Accreditation with an intention of creating a school performance and support framework separate from accreditation. The school performance and support framework aims to enhance the transparency and effectiveness of Virginia's educational accountability system.

In November and December 2023, Listening Sessions were held throughout the Commonwealth to help facilitate public engagement in the school performance and support framework development process. Over 375 people comprised of parents, teachers, principals, school board members, division superintendents, and division directors of testing attended the sessions.

For more details on the Virginia Board of Education discussion and actions on the accountability reform, please visit the Board of Education Discussion and Actions on Accountability Reform webpage.


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