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Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Education
State Board of Education
Regulations Establishing Standards for Accrediting Public Schools in Virginia [8 VAC 20 ‑ 131]
Action 2007-2008 revisions
Stage Proposed
Comment Period Ends 11/5/2008
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10/23/08  1:21 pm
Commenter: Sheila Kuders, Parent of 3 disabled children, autism and multiple disabilit

What Good are the Diplomas?

 These children are going to need assistance in all areas of life.  So what good is the diploma if there are inadequate services to provide them with access to a life in the community after graduation?  At present, the Fairfax County Public School System/Community Services Board has no funding to assist the MR graduates for 2009 and beyond.  That means no supported employment, no day programs.  I think this is a more critical issue than worrying about what kind of diploma the invididual graduates with. 

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