COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

P.O. BOX 2120

RICHMOND, VIRGINIA 23218-2120

SUPTS. MEMO NO. 133

July 6, 2007

INFORMATIONAL

TO:

Division Superintendents

 

FROM:

Billy K. Cannaday, Jr.

Superintendent of Public Instruction

 

SUBJECT:

Draft Guidelines Establishing an Incentive Program to Encourage and Recognize School Accountability Performance and Competence to Excellence (8VAC 20-131-325)

 

During the June 28, 2007, meeting of the Virginia Board of Education, the Department of Education presented a proposal to establish an incentive program to encourage and recognize fully accredited schools and school divisions as they strive for excellence. The Board accepted on first review Draft Guidelines Establishing an Incentive Program to Encourage and Recognize School Accountability Performance and Competence to Excellence (8VAC 20-131-325). The draft guidelines can be accessed at http://www.doe.virginia.gov/VDOE/VA_Board/Meetings/2007/jun28-itemI.pdf

 

The Board of Educations Virginia Index of Performance (VIP) incentive program is proposed in the guidelines. This program will recognize and reward fully accredited schools and school divisions that make significant progress toward achieving specific measurable goals and objectives established by the Board of Education and supported by the Governor.

 

A tiered incentive and rewards system will be created to recognize levels of performance on the Virginia Index of Performance.

 

The Board is expected to take final action on the proposed incentive program at its monthly meeting on July 25, 2007. You are invited to comment on the draft guidelines by e-mailing Dr. Patricia I. Wright, chief deputy superintendent of public instruction, at Patricia.Wright@doe.virginia.gov.

 

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