NEW! Virginia House and Senate Pass Charter School Expansion Bills
On February 7, the Virginia State Senate approved SB 1283 and the Virginia House of Delegates also approved their version of the charter school bill, HB 2342. Both bills would create regional public charter school divisions that could authorize public charter schools in areas of the state with struggling schools. Read more here.
Charter schools are unique public schools that are free and open to all students who wish to attend. They have more flexibility and autonomy to serve individual student needs in return for a commitment to meet higher standards of accountability.
Our neighbors have embraced charter schools:
Virginia has nine—only two of which have been started by outside groups of citizens rather than school districts.