Monthly Archive: March 2012

Mar 05

VASSP Annual Elections During the Summer Conference and Exposition

The Virginia Association of Secondary School Principals will hold its annual election of officers and board members on Wednesday, June 27, 2012 during the Virginia Middle and High School Principals Conference and Exposition. The elections of VASSP candidates for 2012-2013 are directed by the Association bylaws.  This is your opportunity as a member of VASSP …

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Mar 02

Budget Impasse in the General Assembly

State government almost shut down in 2004 and again in 2006 – but crisis was averted and consensus was reached before the drop-dead date of July 1. We may not be so lucky this year. The last week of the 2012 Session is upon us, and the Senate has no budget to put into conference …

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Mar 02

House Bill 947 Fails

In a room packed with homeschoolers and their parents and, for the first time, public school students, HB 947 failed to be reported. Citing choice, fairness and the importance of preserving competition, opponents of HB 947 told Senate Education and Health Committee members that parents make choices regarding where their children will be educated and …

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Mar 01

Senate Committee Kills Bills Monitored by VASSP

The Senate Health and Education Committee killed two bills that VASSP has been monitoring closely.  HB947, the “Tim Tebow”, bill failed on an 8 – 7 vote and it is unlikely that it will resurface before the end of this General Assembly session.  The other piece of legislation was the bill that would allow public school divisions to open schools when …

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Mar 01

March Is Middle Level Education Month

Middle Level administrators and teachers are a special group of educators working with a unique age group of students.  The educational and social needs of the “Tween” years are challenging both for educators and parents and most importantly, the educational time frame for these students is a critical crossroads.  It is important that the social, emotional and …

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