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School Readiness Committee

    » ยง 2.2-208.1
  • Description: Secretary of Education; establishment of School Readiness Committee. Directs the Secretary of Education to establish a School Readiness Committee with the first goal of addressing the development and alignment of an effective professional development and credentialing system for the early childhood education workforce in the Commonwealth, including the (i) development of a competency-based professional development pathway for practitioners who teach children birth to age five in both public and private early childhood education programs; (ii) consideration of articulation agreements between associate and baccalaureate degree programs; (iii) refinement of teacher licensure and education programs to address competencies specific to early childhood development; (iv) alignment of existing professional development funding streams; and (v) development of innovative approaches to increasing accessibility, availability, affordability, and accountability of the Commonwealth's workforce development system for early childhood education teachers and providers.
  • Report Date: The Board of Education shall review the recommendations of the Committee and submit to the Chairmen of the House Committee on Education and the Senate Committee on Education and Health, in advance of the next regular session of the General Assembly, any comments on such recommendations that the Board of Education deems appropriate.
  • Staff Contact:

    Department of Education and Department of Social Services

All members appointed by Speaker of the House.
House Members:
Name Term
The Honorable Kaye Kory 3 year(s), expires 07/01/2023
The Honorable Lamont Bagby 3 year(s), expires 07/01/2023
The Honorable Schuyler T. VanValkenburg 3 year(s), expires 07/01/2023
The Honorable Barry D. Knight 3 year(s), expires 07/01/2023
All members appointed by Senate Committee on Rules.
Senate Members:
Name Term
The Honorable Stephen D. Newman 3 year(s), expires 06/30/2025
The Honorable Lynwood W. Lewis Jr. 3 year(s), expires 06/30/2025
The Honorable Ghazala F. Hashmi 3 year(s), expires 06/30/2025
Citizen Members:
Name Representing Appointed By Term
16 Citizens Secretary of Education  
Ex Officio Members:
Name Title
The Honorable Aimee Rogstad Guidera Secretary of Education
The Honorable John Littel Secretary of Health and Human Resources
Lisa Coons Superintendent of Public Instruction
S. Duke Storen Commissioner, Department of Social Services
Membership and Term Information:
Max # House: 4 Appointment Coincident With House Term? NO
Max # Senate: 3 Appointment Coincident With Senate Term? NO
Max # Citizens: 16
Max # Ex Officio: 4
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