2021 Session

Budget Amendments - HB1800 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Plum
Applied Studies Diploma Guidance (language only)

Item 138 #7h

Item 138 #7h

Department of Education, Central Office Operations


Page 141, after line 14, insert:

"I. The Department of Education shall develop clear and simplified guidance, in multiple languages, for families of students with disabilities explaining (i) the limitations of the applied studies diploma; (ii) key curriculum and testing decisions that reduce the likelihood their student will be able to obtain a standard diploma; and (iii) that pursuit of an applied studies diploma may preclude a student's ability to pursue a standard diploma."


(This amendment implements a recommendation from the JLARC report "Review of K-12 Special Education in Virginia".)