2021 Special Session I

Budget Amendments - HB1800 (Floor Approved)

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School Improvement Program Plan (language only)

Item 140 #1h

Item 140 #1h

Department of Education, Central Office Operations


Page 142, after line 24, insert:

"C.  The Department of Education shall develop a plan to implement an effective and appropriately-resourced school improvement program. The plan should specify the activities necessary for its Office of School Quality to provide effective support to school divisions in the school improvement program, and the number of state staff and funding required to effectively implement the planned activities. The plan should also define performance measures that will be used to evaluate the effectiveness of the services its Office of School Quality provides to school divisions and how it will evaluate performance compared to those measures and make changes as needed to ensure ongoing effectiveness. The department shall submit the plan for the state's more effective and appropriately-resourced school improvement program to the Board of Education and the Chairs of the House Education and Appropriations committees and Senate Education and Health and Finance and Appropriations committees no later than November 1, 2021."


(This language addresses recommendations 8, 9 and 10 from the JLARC report "Operations and Performance of the Virginia Department of Education".)