2021 Special Session I

Budget Amendments - SB1100 (Floor Approved)

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VDOE - Applied Studies Diploma Guidance (language only)

Item 138 #3s

Item 138 #3s

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 of a student being 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 recommendation 10 from the 2020 JLARC report on "K-12 Special Education in Virginia".)