Board Comprehensive Plan

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The Constitution of Virginia vests the general supervision of schools in a Board of Education of nine members, who are each appointed by the Governor and confirmed by the General Assembly. The “general supervision” exercised by the Board leaves few areas of the educational system untouched and ranges from standards for educators and transportation to setting the learning content to be mastered by children. Such wide-ranging work requires discipline and focus to be sure that every action ultimately serves those who will inherit the vibrant and historic civic life of our great Commonwealth, as well as those who nurture and care for them.

The Board of Education’s Comprehensive Plan 2024–2029 sets the destination for education in Virginia and provides the roadmap to get from here to there. The Board believes that, if this plan is carried out with faithfulness and perseverance, all children in Virginia will be on the path to a brighter future—and all of Virginia will prosper. The highest honor given to this constitutional Board is to serve the Commonwealth’s students, families, educators, and schools. It is to them this plan is dedicated.

The mission of the Board of Education and Superintendent of Public Instruction, in cooperation with their partners, is to develop policies and provide leadership that improve student achievement and prepare students to succeed in postsecondary education and the workplace, and to become engaged and enlightened citizens.

The Board of Education's priorities and goals are the foundation for providing high-quality educational opportunities for all public school students in Virginia. In order to ensure that the objectives of public education in Virginia are being met, the Board developed the following priorities as outlined in the comprehensive plan:

  • Priority 1: To set and help every learner meet high expectations 
  • Priority 2: To support learning loss recovery
  • Priority 3: To ensure that every K-12 student has a high-quality, licensed teacher
  • Priority 4: To create innovative pathways for every learner
  • Priority 5: To advance safe and healthy schools
  • Priority 6: To empower parents as partners
  • Priority 7: To research and move towards a student-based funding formula

The Board will continue to meet all statutory and regulatory requirements and work to engage all stakeholders in policy decisions and actions related to the Board's priorities and goals.

Board of Education Comprehensive Plan: 2024-2029 (PDF)

For further information, please contact:

Office of Board Relations
Virginia Department of Education
P. O. Box 2120
Richmond, VA 23218-2120
Phone: (804) 750-864