During the coming months, the Board of Education will undertake its constitutionally mandated responsibility to examine and revise the Standards of Quality (SOQ). These mandated requirements must be met by all public school divisions and the schools within their jurisdictions.
To that end, the Board of Education is seeking public comment regarding the SOQ. The Board wishes to receive the suggestions and concerns of educators, parents, employers, civic and community leaders, and other interested citizens in addressing the needs, priorities, and programs in public schools across the state.
The Board of Education encourages written comment by mail, fax, or e-mail. Comments may be mailed by September 29, 2006, to Anne D. Wescott, assistant superintendent for policy and communications, Post Office Box 2120, Richmond, VA 23218-2120; telephone 804/225-2403; fax: 804/225-2524; e-mail: