2015 Session

Budget Amendments - HB1400 (Floor Approved)

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Clarify Commitment to Standards of Learning (language only)

Item 130 #1h

Item 130 #1h

Education: Elementary and Secondary
Department of Education, Central Office Operations

Page 107, after line 37, insert:
"C. The Virginia Board of Education has recognized the significant and positive role that the Standards of Learning initiative has had within the Commonwealth.  Furthermore, it unanimously adopted the statement that 'The Board of Education is committed to the Virginia Standards of Learning program and opposed to adoption of the newly developed Common Core State Standards as a prerequisite for participation in federal competitive grant and entitlement programs.'  Similarly, it is the intent of the General Assembly to continue its commitment to support the Standards of Learning goals and objectives toward providing the highest educational environment of learning that improves the academic performance of students such that each student can reach their individual education goals."
Page 107, line 38, strike "C." and insert "D."

(This language amendment affirms the state's support for the Standards of Learning for public education.)