June 2013 archive

Governor McDonnell Announces New School Resource Officers

In a press release made available June 17, Governor McDonnell announced that twenty-four cities and counties would be able to provide for SROs in schools where none are currently assigned.  This action was one of a series of recommendations from the Governor’s Taskforce on School and Campus Safety. VASSP President Dr. Keith Perrigan served on this task …

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2013 English and Science SOLS Start New Achievement Trend Line

According to a recent DOE report, the revised standards and increased rigor of the new SOL tests and the results suggest that school divisions will see a drop in pass rates. If you would like to review these results, please go to: http://www.doe.virginia.gov/news/news_releases/2013/jun07.shtml  

Questions and Answers for HB2028 and SB986

During the 2013 General Assembly, two pieces of legislation, HB 2028 and SB 986 were passed that define special licensure requirements for all education personnel.  This requirement will be included for initial licensure as well as licensure renewal. Each professional” shall provide evidence of completition of certification or training in emergency first aid, cardiopulmonary resuscitation, …

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Graduate Credit Available At VASSP Summer Conference

 This summer at the 86th Annual Virginia Middle and High School Principals Conference and Exposition June 24 – 26th, principals and assistant principals can take advantage of the opportunity for up to 3 graduate credits for conference attendance. The credits are again being offered through Virginia Commonwealth University and you may chose either 1,2, or …

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