Establishing Policies for Timely Provision of Data for School Performance Report Cards
Resolution Number 1999-1
March 25, 1999
WHEREAS the Board of Education has launched a comprehensive reform of education in Virginia; and
WHEREAS a key component of these reforms is the School Performance Report Card, which provides information to parents and the public regarding the progress of students and schools in meeting standards set forth for them; and
WHEREAS some of the information for the School Performance Report Card originates in the local school divisions and is provided to the Department of Education for compilation; and
WHEREAS the untimely provision of this information impedes the ability of the Board of Education and the Department of Education to provide the School Performance Report Card to parents;
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED THAT the following measures will be undertaken by the Board of Education and the Department of Education to stimulate the timely provision of data that is essential to the production of the School Performance Report Card:
1. Local division personnel designated as responsible for the provision of the requested information will be notified when submissions have not met the stated deadlines.
2. The Department of Education will notify the local Division Superintendent when any data collection has not been submitted in a timely manner.
3. The Department of Education will notify the President of the Board of Education of any situation whereby the school division has not provided the required information and such failure will impede the timely production of the School Performance Report Card.
4. The President of the Board of Education will correspond with the local Division Superintendent, the Chairperson of the local school board, and the Chairperson of the local governing body regarding such situations, which correspondence shall be a public document.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED THAT the Superintendent of Public Instruction is hereby requested to send a copy of this resolution forthwith to all Division Superintendents and to the Chairperson of all local school boards in order that they may be informed of the sense of the Board of Education regarding the prompt submission of information required for the School Performance Report Card.
Kirk T. Schroder, President
Board of Education
Adopted in the Minutes of the Virginia Board of Education
March 25, 1999