Charter School Choice
Do state statutes allow for charter schools?
Are for-profit charters allowed?
Is there a cap on the number of charter schools?
However, at least one-half of the public charter schools per division shall be designed for at-risk students. This does apply to existing public schools that are converted into a public charter schools that serves the same community as the existing public schools.
Are charters required to provide transportation for any students?
However, a charter must state its plan for transporting its students in its application.
Can charter schools employ uncertified teachers?
Teacher certification required, "Professional, licensed education personnel may volunteer for assignment to a public charter school."
Virtual School Choice
Do state statutes allow for full-time virtual schools?
"'Virtual school program' means a series of online courses with instructional content that (i) is delivered by a multidivision online provider primarily electronically using the Internet or other computer-based methods; (ii) is taught by a teacher primarily from a remote location, with student access to the teacher given synchronously, asynchronously, or both; (iii) is delivered as a part-time or full-time program; and (iv) has an online component with online lessons and tools for student and data management."
Are virtual schools required to track attendance?
Do virtual schools have to comply with state teacher certification requirements?
"Teachers who deliver instruction to students through online courses or virtual school programs shall be licensed by the Board of Education and shall be subject to the requirements of §§ 22.1-296.1, 22.1-296.2, and 22.1-296.4 applicable to teachers employed by a local school board."
Private School Choice
Do state statutes allow for voucher programs?
No voucher programs found.
Do state statutes allow for educational expense tax credits or deductions?
No educational expense tax credits or deductions found.
Can students use vouchers to attend religious schools?
Is there a cap on the number of students or private schools participating in voucher programs?
Are voucher students in private schools required to take any standardized tests?
Can private schools be removed from voucher programs based on performance?
Are private schools in voucher programs required to provide transportation?
Interdistrict School Choice
Do state statutes allow for interdistrict choice?
"'Open enrollment' means a policy adopted and implemented by a local school board to allow any student to enroll in any school within the school division of attendance regardless of the location of the student's residence."
Are receiving schools or districts required to provide transportation to any students?
A local school board may require that the parent or guardian provide transportation for the student attending a school other than his assigned school.