2008 Uncodified Acts

2008 Virginia Uncodified Acts


An Act to direct the Board of Education under certain circumstances to make a recommendation in regard to participation in the federal No Child Left Behind Act.

[S 490]

Approved April 11, 2008


Be it enacted by the General Assembly of Virginia:

1. § 1. Unless reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act provides the necessary revisions in the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act that allow Virginia's existing educational accountability system, as set forth in the Standards of Quality, Standards of Learning, and Standards of Accreditation, to substantially meet the accountability requirements of the federal law, the Board of Education shall make a recommendation to the General Assembly on whether Virginia should withdraw from NCLB. Should the Board recommend withdrawing from participation in NCLB, the Board shall develop a plan for withdrawal and shall submit such plan to the Governor and the General Assembly for their consideration by June 30, 2009.