Board Comprehensive Plan

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The Comprehensive Plan: 2018-2023 provides the framework for the Board’s leadership, advocacy, and oversight that will meet and prioritize the future needs and goals of students, educators, and schools.

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 identifying these priorities and goals, the Board reached out to families, students, educators, administrators, community members, business leaders, higher education institutions, and the public through hundreds of comments provided during Board public hearings, presentations, and through correspondence. To ensure that all children in the Commonwealth have access to a high-quality education that prepares them for successful, healthy, and fulfilling lives, the Board developed the following priorities as outlined in the comprehensive plan:

  • Priority 1: Provide high-quality, effective learning environments for all students
  • Priority 2: Advance policies that increase the number of candidates entering the teaching profession and encourage and support the recruitment, development, and retention of well-prepared and skilled teachers and school leaders
  • Priority 3: Ensure successful implementation of the Profile of a Virginia Graduate and the accountability system for school quality as embodied in the revisions to the Standards of Accreditation

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: 2018-2023 (PDF)

For further information, please contact:

Emily Webb
Director for Board Relations
Virginia Department of Education
P. O. Box 2120
Richmond, VA 23218-2120
Phone: (804) 225-2924