Granting Approval of an Experimental or Innovative Program Involving Opening Prior to Labor Day
Resolution Number 2001-3
January 11, 2001
WHEREAS, ' 22.1-79.1 of the Code of Virginia requires local school boards to set the school calendar so that the first day students are required to attend shall be after Labor Day, unless a waiver is granted by the Board of Education; and
WHEREAS, one of the conditions set forth in ' 22.1-79.1 of the Code for granting such a waiver is that the school is operating an experimental or innovative program approved by the Board pursuant to the provisions of 8 VAC 20-131-280.D of the Regulations Establishing Standards for Accrediting Public Schools in Virginia that is an instructional program offered on a year-round basis; and
WHEREAS, the school board of the city of Virginia Beach currently operates such a program at Seatack Elementary School and desires to initiate a year-round instructional program a Bettie F. Williams Elementary School for the 2001-02 school year; and
WHEREAS, the program proposed for Bettie F. Williams Elementary School is consistent with previously approved year-round programs approved by the Board;
NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED THAT the Board approves the experimental or innovative programs involving instructional programs that operate on a year-round schedule and grants a waiver of the provisions of ' 22.1-79.1 of the Code to the school board of the City of Virginia Beach for Seatack Elementary School and Bettie F. Williams Elementary School for the school year 2001-02.
Adopted in Richmond, Virginia, This Eleventh Day of January in the Year 2001.
Susan T. Noble, Vice President, presiding
Board of Education
Adopted in the Minutes of the Virginia Board of Education
January 11, 2001