Granting Approval of an Experimental or Innovative Program Involving Opening Prior to Labor Day: Hampton City
Resolution Number 2001-11
March 22, 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 which may be an instructional program offered on a year-round basis; and
WHEREAS, the school board of the city of Hampton currently operates such a program at Merrimack and Smith Elementary Schools and Spratley Middle School; and
WHEREAS, the school board of the city of Hampton desires to initiate a year-round instructional program at Aberdeen Elementary School, Bassette Elementary School, Lee Elementary School, and Wythe Elementary School for the 2001-02 school year; and
WHEREAS, the program proposed for these schools 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 Hampton for Aberdeen, Bassette, Lee, and Wythe Elementary Schools for the school year 2001-02.
AND BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED THAT the Hampton City School Board shall submit annual reports on the improvement of Standards of Learning test scores for each school opening prior to Labor Day no later than October 1 of each of the school years the programs are operated;
AND BE IT FINALLY RESOLVED THAT as a result of action taken by the General Assembly of Virginia that results in a change in the provisions of ' 22.1-79.1 of the Code of Virginia, the approval to operate these programs may be withdrawn upon notification to the Hampton City School Board without further action by the Board of Education.
Adopted in Richmond, Virginia, This Twenty-Second Day of March in the Year 2001.
Susan T. Noble, Vice President, Presiding
Board of Education
Adopted in the Minutes of the Virginia Board of Education
March 22, 2001