Establishing the Standing Committee on Standards of Quality
Resolution Number 2001-40
November 27, 2001
Whereas, Article VIII, Section 2, Constitution of Virginia, states in part,
"Standards of quality for the several school divisions shall be determined and prescribed from time to time by the Board of Education, subject to revision only by the General Assembly."
Whereas, the Standards of Quality prescribe broad policies to ensure that each public school in the Commonwealths is a school of quality and that each child in the Commonwealth has access to a school that will offer a quality education.
Whereas, the Virginia Constitution, requires that the Board of Education make annual reports to the Governor and the General Assembly concerning the condition and needs of public education in the Commonwealth.
Whereas, the Board of Education is to identify in that annual report, any school divisions, as well as the specific schools which have failed to establish and maintain schools meeting the prescribed standards of quality.
Whereas, the Board may determine based on the evaluation of the condition and needs of public education performed for the annual report, that revisions to the Standards of Quality are necessary.
Whereas, the annual report must, in any year in which the Board is proposing amendments to the Standards of Quality, contain the standards prescribed by the Board.
Whereas, the Board of Education should have in place a process for carrying out its constitutional responsibility of completing the analysis of the condition and needs of public education and then utilize that analysis to form the basis of determining whether a review of the Standards of Quality, with the intent to revise, is necessary.
Now, Therefore, Be It Resolved that a Standing Committee comprised solely of members of the Board of Education, to be called the Standards of Quality Standing Committee is established and the Committee is charged with determining the information to be reviewed to determine the condition and needs of public education; determining the process to be used to complete this comprehensive review; establishing a time line that anticipates a report to the full Board followed by a review and revision of the Standards of Quality, if appropriate; and developing the format to be utilized for the annual report.
Be It Further Resolved that The President of the Board of Education shall appoint the members of the Board of Education to serve on the Standards of Quality Standing Committee.
Adopted in Richmond, Virginia, this twenty-seventh day of November 2001.
Kirk T. Schroder, President
Board of Education
Adopted in the Minutes of the Virginia Board of Education
November 27, 2001