VIRGINIA ASSOCIATION OF SCHOOL SUPERINTENDENTS

Job Well Done!
Job Well Done!

Collective voices of Virginia division superintendents can be impactful within the right arena and with the right audience. Four outstanding Virginia superintendents had the opportunity to have their collective voices heard by the Virginia Board of Education during its Retreat on April 24, 2019. Dr. Brian Austin, Lee County, Dr. Melinda Boone, Norfolk City, Dr. Scott Brabrand, Fairfax County, and Dr. Kim Evans, Greensville County served on a panel to share perspectives on the Board’s work to propose changes to the Standards of Quality. Emphasis was placed on deeper learning, emotional well-being of students, every child having access to a quality Pre-K experience, continued efforts to having the high school diploma serve as a passport for life, pursuing a further reduction of standardized testing and enhancing performance assessments that more accurately reflect what students know and are able to do, and an ongoing effort to improve the accreditation process and how schools are evaluated and labeled. All of the superintendents recommended the State Board’s influence in having Virginia step up and increase its share of funding public education for all school divisions. Flexibility of funding allows division superintendents to direct funds toward the needs of children in their divisions, recognizing that not all have the same needs. Kudos to Dr. Austin, Dr. Boone, Dr. Brabrand, and Dr. Evans again for your advocacy. Job well done!

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