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Virginia Board of Education to Hold Public Hearings Throughout the State

 The Virginia Board of Education will hold a series of public hearings in June, July and August to gather feedback from families, educators, and community members. The dates and locations for the hearings are:

Tuesday, June 27 – Fairfax County

6:30 p.m.

Location: Luther Jackson Middle School

Address: 3020 Gallows Road, Falls Church, VA 22042


Thursday, July 13 – Wythe County

6:30 p.m.

Location: Wytheville Community College

Address: 1000 E. Main Street, Wytheville, VA 24382


Tuesday, July 18 – Harrisonburg City

6:30 p.m.

Location: Skyline Middle School

Address: 470 Linda Lane, Harrisonburg, VA 22801


Wednesday, August 9 – Virginia Beach

6:30 p.m.

Location: Old Donation School

Address: 4633 Honeygrove Road, Virginia Beach, VA 23455


Wednesday, August 23 – Mecklenburg County

6:30 p.m.

Location: Park View High School

Address: 205 Park View Circle, South Hill, VA 23970


Public comment will be accepted at each of the meetings listed above. While the Board welcomes all comments from the public, they are specifically looking for feedback on the Board’s work related to the following:

  • The Standards of Accreditation including changes to high school graduation requirements and changes to how schools will be accredited in the future
  • The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) State Plan
  • Identifying conditions and needs of public education, for updating the Board’s comprehensive plan and annual report to the Governor and General Assembly

For planning purposes, kindly RSVP to the Director for Board Relations Emily Webb at [email protected], if you are able to attend one of these meetings (RSVPs are appreciated, but not required). If you know of others who would like to join, feel free to share this information with them.

A sign-in sheet will be provided at each hearing for those individuals wishing to address the Board. So that Board members are able to hear from as many people as possible, each speaker is asked to limit their comments to three minutes. If individuals wish to submit a written copy of their remarks, or additional materials for the Board to consider, those will be accepted at the hearing. Comment cards will also be available. The Board President or chairperson may, in his or her discretion, extend the public comment portion of the meeting, allocate the time available for public comment, adjust the order of speakers, or take other reasonable measures to ensure that the Board hears multiple views on any matter presented to the Board.


Emily V. Webb

Director, Office of Board Relations

Virginia Department of Education

Phone: (804) 225-2924

Email: [email protected]