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Virginia Department of Education

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Virginia Department of Education
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Agency Profile
Superintendent:Patricia Wright
FY 2012 Budget:$15.5 billion[1]
Year founded:1776
Website:Department Home Page
The Virginia Department of Education oversees public K-12 education in Virginia. The department was founded in 1776 and managed 1,882 schools and 1.2 million K-12 students during the 2012-2013 school year.[2]

Structure

Mission

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See also
Virginia Superintendent of Public Instruction
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List of school districts in Virginia
Public education in Virginia
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The mission statement of the Virginia Department of Education reads:[3]
The mission of the Board of Education and Superintendent of Public Instruction, in cooperation with their partners, is to develop policies and provide leadership that improve student achievement and prepare students to succeed in postsecondary education and the workplace.[4]

Leadership

The current Superintendent of Public Instruction is Patricia Wright. Her office includes executive assistant Robert Almond and special advisor for research & planning Deborah Jones.[5]

Departmental divisions

The Department of Education has several divisions listed below along with current assistant superintendents:[6]

  • Student Assessment & School Improvement: Shelly Loving-Ryder
  • Finance and Operations: Kent Dickey
  • Instruction: Linda M. Wallinger
  • Policy & Communications: Anne D. Wescott
  • Special Education & Student Services: John M. Eisenberg
  • Teacher Education and Licensure: Patty S. Pitts
  • Technology, Career & Adult Education: Lan W. Neugent

Board of Education

The Virginia Board of Education consists of nine members appointed to four-year terms. Board members are appointed by the Governor and approved by the Virginia General Assembly. State law limits members to two terms on the board. The board's responsibilities include establishing graduation standards, developing annual standardized tests and overseeing school accreditation.[7]

Organizational chart

The following chart outlines the organizational structure of the Virginia Department of Education:[6]

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