The Virginia Board of Education (VBOE) wants to talk about how to prepare students for success.
According to a release, VBOE will be hosting a public hearing to talk about it on July 14 at 6:30 p.m. at Osbourn High School at 9005 Tudor Lane in Manassas.
The goal of the hearing is to gather information from families, educators, and the community, about projects the VBOE is doing, that are meant to help boost students’ success academically and in their careers, according to a release.
“Families, educators and community members have an opportunity to share their big ideas and suggestions with us during several public hearings across Virginia this summer. These priority projects are still in the development stage, so input from the public will help us craft specific plans for success and accountability,” stated Superintendent of Public Instruction Steven R. Staples in a release.
The following are projects that will be discussed during the hearing:
The public hearings will focus on the following state projects and topics:
Development of the Profile of a Virginia Graduate, including changes to high school graduation requirements and future accreditation models;
Implementation of the federal Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) and Virginia’s accountability system;
Recommendations regarding the Standards of Quality (SOQ); and
Identifying conditions and needs of public education for inclusion in the board’s comprehensive plan and annual report to the Governor and General Assembly.
According to a release, speakers at the hearing will need to sign in and limit their comments to three minutes. The meeting is part of series of public hearings that will be taking place across the state, stated a release.