RD676 - Implementation of Standards of Quality (SOQ) Staffing Requirement Flexibilities – January 4, 2021

Executive Summary:

I am pleased to submit the enclosed report on school division implementation of Standards of Quality staffing requirement flexibilities, as required by Item 145 A.18., Chapter 56, 2020 Special Session I Acts of Assembly. The Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) surveyed school divisions on the implementation of waivers for certain staffing standards in the 2019-2020 and 2020-2021 school years. The enclosed report summarizes findings on divisions’ implementation of the waivers and positions not hired or filled due to the waivers.

If you require additional information, please contact Kent C. Dickey, Deputy Superintendent, Budget, Finance and Operations, at (804) 225-2025 or kent.dickey@doe.virginia.gov.


/s/ James F. Lane
Superintendent of Public Instruction