Tag Archive: Local Options

Aug 12

Got a Best Practice to Share?

The second “season” of the VASSP blog site is getting under way and it would be appropriate at this time of the year to hear “What is your best advice on getting the new year off to a good start?” from our administrators in Virginia.   Many of you have a best practice regarding school openings that you may wish …

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Jan 27

General Assembly Report – January 27

Early Thursday morning, the Senate bill to allow local school boards the discretion to open schools before Labor Day received a “thumbs down” in a Senate committee on a razor-thin vote while the same version of a House bill received an overwhelming “yes” vote late in the afternoon in a House Education subcommittee, setting up …

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Dec 08

The 65% Solution?

School divisions should spend the majority of their money on instruction.  That makes sense. However, some members of the Virginia General Assembly appear not to trust school boards to allocate the largest percentage to instruction. The Virginia General Assembly has repeatedly considered setting a minumum percentage to be spent on instruction, most recently through HB …

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