Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Governor Announces Legislative Agenda

On Monday, Governor McDonnell announced his K-12 education agenda.  Among the Governor's long list of education initiatives are the following:
  • Repeal of the so-called "King's Dominion" law, which requires school divisions to start school after Labor day unless the division has applied for and received a waiver;
  • Reducing the number of different high school diplomas from seven to three;
  • Alternative licensure requirements for virtual school teachers;
  • Moving from continuing contract sfor teachers to annual contracts; and
  • "Streamlining" the grievance procedure.
Additional details on many of Governor's K-12 initiatives are not yet available.  We will provide more information as it becomes available. 

Click here to read the Governor's press release about his education agenda.