Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Education
State Board of Education

General Notice
Comment Period for Standards of Quality
Date Posted: 7/19/2006
Expiration Date: 9/29/2006
Submitted to Registrar for publication: YES
No comment forum defined for this notice.

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:

Persons are asked to specifically identify the standard(s) they are addressing.

For a copy of the Standards of Quality, see:

In addition to receiving written comments, the Board of Education will hold public hearings across the state in the early fall. The times, dates, and locations of the hearings will be announced in the near future.

Contact Information
Name / Title: Dr. Margaret N. Roberts  / Office of Policy & Communications
Address: Post Office Box 2120 101 N. 14th St., 25th Floor
Richmond, 23219
Email Address:
Telephone: (804)225-2540    FAX: (804)225-2524