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{{tnr}}'''Virginia School for the Deaf and the Blind''' is a [[Virginia school districts|school district]] in [[Virginia]].  
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}}{{tnr}}'''Virginia School for the Deaf and the Blind''' is a [[Virginia school districts|school district]] in [[Virginia]].
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==Website evaluation==
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{{Virginia schools}}
: ''Main article: [[Evaluation of Virginia school district websites]]''
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{{Virginia}}
  
===The good===
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[[Category:School districts in Virginia]]
* General school contact information and the Superintendent’s contact information is provided.<ref>[http://www.vsdbs.virginia.gov/contact.htm ‘Virginia School for the Deaf and Blind’, Contact Information, July 28, 2010]</ref>
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* Information regarding Virginia’s Freedom of Information Act is available.<ref>[http://www.vsdb.state.va.us/policies.htm ‘Virginia School for the Deaf and Blind’, Policies and Procedures, July 28, 2010]</ref>
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* Vendor contract information is available on the Virginia state website.<ref>[http://www.eva.state.va.us/Contracts/contracts.htm 'Virginia Department of Education', Virginia State Contracts, June 10, 2010]</ref>
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===The bad===
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{{Sr schools page note|Month=March 25, 2014}}
* Budget information for the Virginia School for the Deaf and Blind is not available.
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* Board of Visitors information is not provided.
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* The website does not include information regarding background checks or audits.
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* Academic performance information is not provided. 
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* Current teacher and vendor contracts are not available on the school website. Teacher salary data is available on the Virginia Department of Education website.<ref>[http://www.doe.virginia.gov/teaching/workforce_data/index.shtml 'Virginia Department of Education', Education Workforce Data & Reports, June 10, 2010]</ref>
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==Board of Visitors==
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The [[Virginia School for the Deaf and Blind]] (VSDB) is considered by the Virginia General Assembly to be a separate state agency.  Operations of the VSDB are controlled a Board of Visitors, which is comprised of eleven appointed members, four of whom are legislative members and seven of whom are non-legislative members.<ref>[http://www.vsdb.state.va.us/letter.htm ‘Virginia School for the Deaf and Blind’, Superintendent’s Newsletter, July 28, 2010]</ref>
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Richard Bell was appointed to the Board of Visitors in April 2010 by Speaker Bill Howell. The remaining ten Board members include two members of the Virginia House of Delegates, also appointed by Howell; two State Senators, appointed by the Senate Rules Committee, and seven non-legislative members appointed by the Governor, including one parent from the Eastern Region of the Commonwealth, one from the Western region of the Commonwealth, and one member of the VSDB Alumni association. Board members names and contact information had not yet been posted on the school website at the time of article publication.<ref>[http://www.whsv.com/news/headlines/92448234.html ‘Virginia School for the Deaf and Blind’, Bell Appointed to VSDB Board of Visitors, July 28, 2010]</ref>
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The current superintendent is Dr. Nancy C. Armstrong.
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The [[Virginia school system|Virginia Public School System]] is supervised by a Board of Education, comprised of nine members appointed by the Governor and approved by the Virginia General Assembly. Members serve staggered four-year terms.
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The Board of Education is responsible for dividing the Commonwealth of Virginia into school divisions and reviewing existing divisions to ensure standards of quality are being met. The Board makes annual reports to the General Assembly regarding public education in the Commonwealth and is further charged with certifying to the school board of each division a list of persons for the office of division superintendent of schools, one of whom the school board ultimately selects to fill the position. The Board also approves all educational materials used in the public schools. Supervision of school divisions is conducted by individual school boards.<ref>[http://legis.state.va.us/laws/search/constitution.htm 'Legislative Information System', Constitution of Virginia, June 10, 2010]</ref>
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'''Current Board of Education Members'''<ref>[http://www.doe.virginia.gov/boe/members/index.shtml 'State Board of Education', Board Members, June 10, 2010]</ref>
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{| class="wikitable"
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| [[Eleanor B. Saslaw]], President || 2nd || January 29, 2012
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| [[Dr. Ella P. Ward]], Vice President || 2nd || January 29, 2011
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| [[Elizabeth D. Beamer]] || 1st || January 29, 2014
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| [[Dr. Billy K. Cannaday, Jr.]] || 1st || June 30, 2011
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| [[Isis M. Castro]] || 2nd || January 29, 2012 
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| [[David M. Foster]] || 1st || January 29, 2014
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| [[David L. Johnson]] || 2nd || June 30, 2011
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| [[K. Rob Krupicka]]  || 1st || January 29, 2013
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| [[Dr. Virginia L. McLaughlin]] || 1st || January 29, 2013
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==Budget==
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Budget information is not provided.
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==Unions==
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The [[Virginia Education Association]] (VEA) is the teachers union for the Commonwealth of Virginia.<ref>[http://www.veanea.org/ 'Virginia Education Association', June 10, 2010]</ref> The VEA is affiliated with the [[National Education Association]] (NEA).<ref>[http://www.nea.org/ 'National Education Association', June 10, 2010]</ref>
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==External links==
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{{wikipedia entry}}
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* [http://www.vsdb.state.va.us/Default.htm Virginia School for the Deaf and Blind]
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* [http://www.doe.virginia.gov/ Virginia Department of Education Official Website]
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* [http://www.virginia.gov/cmsportal3/ Official Website of the Commonwealth of Virgina]
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* [http://www.veanea.org/ Virginia Education Association Official Website]
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==References==
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{{reflist|2}}
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{{Virginia schools}}
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{{Virginia (Sunshine Review)}}
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[[category:rated Virginia school districts]]
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[[Category:School districts in Virginia]]
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{{Sr schools page note}}
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Latest revision as of 08:40, 25 March 2014

Virginia School for the Deaf and the Blind is a school district in Virginia.