Endorsing the Optional Leadership Development Curriculum
Resolution Number 2001-27
June 20, 2001
WHEREAS, education plays an important role in the development of leaders and the acquisition of leadership skills; and
WHEREAS, leadership training and education need to be based on what will be required when students take on leadership responsibilities; and
WHEREAS, leadership development supports and reinforces academic achievement in relation to the Virginia Standards of Learning; and
WHEREAS, in recognition of the need for leadership ability in all aspects of life, the Board of Education adopted a Resolution on Leadership Development at its November 1999 meeting; and
WHEREAS, the Board of Education established a Leadership Development Committee consisting of some of Virginia’s most recognized and successful leaders to oversee the development of an optional K-12 Leadership Development Curriculum; and
WHEREAS, a model Leadership Development Curriculum was developed by a committee of educators who currently incorporate the development of leadership skills into their instruction and their extra-curricular work with students;
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Board of Education that the optional Leadership Development Curriculum be endorsed as a model for schools to use in preparing students in kindergarten through grade twelve for their individual and group leadership responsibilities.
Adopted in Richmond, Virginia, This Twentieth Day of June in the Year 2001.
Kirk T. Schroder, President
Board of Education
Adopted in the Minutes of the Virginia Board of Education
June 20, 2001