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Department of Education (Agency 201)
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The revised guidelines extend the flexibility provided originally in the Emergency Guidelines for Locally Awarded Verified Credits to students who had earned a standard credit in a course prior to spring 2020 and intended to sit for an SOL end-of-course assessment for a verified credit during the 2020 spring test administration. Changes to the guidelines still promote student accountability but recognize that these unprecedented circumstances may have impeded a student’s ability to earn a verified credit or access the locally-awarded verified credit option. The revised guidelines supplement the Guidance Document Governing Certain Provisions of the Regulations Establishing Standards For Accrediting Public Schools in Virginia. The latter document as well as the Standards of Accreditation remain in effect for the purpose of awarding locally-awarded verified credits for students who do not meet the exemption criteria. The revised guidelines were approved by the Virginia Board of Education on June 18, 2020 for immediate implementation.
COVID19 Emergency Guidelines for Locally-Awarded Verified Credits
0 Comments     Closes: 8/19/20
State Board of Education
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The revised 2020 Suicide Prevention Guidelines for Virginia Public Schools incorporate the recommendations made by the Governor’s Children’s Cabinet Student Safety Workgroup, reflect current research, align with partner state agency efforts, and link to a variety resources available to schools to support implementation. The document is a major revision in content and form and reflects current research on effective practice in approaches to suicide prevention, intervention, and postvention. The revised Guidelines address: suicide prevention and intervention; screening; risk factors; messaging to students, staff, and parents and caregivers about recognizing and reporting behaviors; how and where to report concerning behaviors; engaging students during key transitional periods when data indicate that suicide rates are higher; how to engage students who may be experiencing suicidal thoughts; how to support students returning to school after treatment; postvention; and how to engage with students after a member of their community has died by suicide.
Student Services Suicide Prevention Guidelines
0 Comments     Closes: 9/2/20
State Board of Education