- Report Published -
|Commonwealth Educational Roundtable|
|Board of Education|
|HJR 622 (Regular Session, 2007)|
|The 2007 General Assembly passed House Joint Resolution 622 requesting the Board of|
Education to establish and regularly convene a Commonwealth Educational Roundtable to
facilitate the implementation and continuation of efforts to improve and sustain quality
educational leadership in the Commonwealth's public schools.
The resolution stipulated that membership should include, but need not be limited to, state
agency leaders in public and higher education, representatives of educational leadership
organizations, and other such individuals and organizations as the Board and the
Superintendent may deem appropriate. In conducting its work, the Roundtable shall, among
other things, (i) monitor the implementation of revisions to licensure of principals and
preparation program regulations; (ii) continue to review and evaluate the policy environment
for educational leadership; (iii) communicate regularly with the Board of Education about any
relevant findings, with recommendations for any regulatory action; and (iv) provide a forum
for educational leaders to report the challenges and effects of their work.
The resolution required that the Board of Education submit to the Division of Legislative
Automated Systems an executive summary and a report of its progress in meeting the requests
of this resolution no later than the first day of the 2008 Regular Session of the General
Assembly. The executive summary and report shall be submitted for publication as a report
document as provided in the procedures of the Division of Legislative Automated Systems for
the processing of legislative documents and reports and shall be posted on the General
Assembly's Web site.
On behalf of the Board of Education, the president of the Board appointed the Commonwealth
Educational Roundtable members. Dr. William C. Bosher, Jr., executive director and
distinguished professor of education and public policy at Virginia Commonwealth University’s
Education and Policy Institute, serves as chair of the Roundtable.
The membership of the Roundtable includes deans of colleges and universities, principals, a
school division central office director, representatives from professional organizations,
members of the Virginia General Assembly, a member of the Board of Education, the
executive director of the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia, and the
Superintendent of Public Instruction. The first meeting of the Roundtable was held on
October 30, 2007, in Richmond, Virginia.