Virginia Policy

Policy decisions affect you and your students every day. We'll keep you informed

VASCD follows the work and actions of the Virginia Board of Education, the SOL Innovation Committee, and the Virginia General Assembly.

The Board of Education will soon approve new Standards of Accreditation. These standards will change the way that schools are accredited and will revise high school graduation requirements beginning in the Fall of 2018. Find resources on the new SOA here.

The SOL Innovation Committee passed recommendations in October 2017 related to high school redesign and the state assessment system. See their proposals and the results of their vote here.

The General Assembly session begins on January 10, 2018.

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