Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Education
State Board of Education
Board of Education Focus Group Meeting on the Standards of Quality

Meeting Details
Date / Time 5/21/2019  4:00 pm
Location Benton Middle School, 7411 Hoadly Road, Manassas, VA 20112 
Board Website 
Agenda document pdf Meeting Agenda 5/3/2019   (505k)
Minutes document agency has not posted
Disability Friendly? Yes       Deaf interpreter available upon request? Yes
Purpose of the meeting
The Board of Education is hosting focus group meetings across the Commonwealth to solicit feedback on their 2019 draft Standards of Quality proposals. At each meeting, members of the Board of Education will engage invited guests from educational organizations during 90-minute focus groups. Following each focus group, the meeting will be opened to the public for citizens to provide feedback on the draft SOQ proposals comments. The public is invited to attend all portions of the focus group meetings. All focus group meetings will begin at 4 p.m. and conclude at 5:30 p.m. From 5:30 p.m. to 6 p.m., the Board will open the meeting to public comment for citizens to provide feedback on the draft SOQ proposals. All meetings are open to the public; however, participation in the focus group portion of the meeting is limited to invited guests. A photo ID may be required to enter the school building. To sign-up to speak during the public comment window from 5:30p.m. to 6:00p.m., please email Sonya Broady at You may also sign-up on-site for public comment. Please limit remarks to three minutes and provide five copies of your remarks. Speakers are asked to tailor remarks to the Standards of Quality and the Board’s draft proposals. If you have questions about the focus group meetings, please contact Emily Webb at
Meeting Scope
Public hearing to receive comment on a proposed stage
General business of the board
Discuss particular regulations / chapters

Contact Information
Name / Title: Ms. Emily Webb   / Director of Board Relations
Address: James Monroe Bldg.
101 N. 14th St., 25th Floor
Richmond, 23219
Email Address:
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