Bill Signing with Virginia Governor Ralph Northam

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Dr. Eshelman, Chesterfield Director of Career and Technical Education, had the honor of representing the Virginia Association of Career and Technical Education for a recent Bill signing. Listed below are the details to the Bill.


Career and technical education credentials; testing accommodations for English language learners. Requires the Department of Education to develop, maintain, and make available to each local school board a catalogue of the testing accommodations available to English language learners for each certification, examination, assessment, and battery that satisfies the career and technical education credential graduation requirement. The bill requires each local school board to develop and implement policies to require each high school principal or his designee to notify each English language learner of the availability of such testing accommodations prior to the student’s participation in any such certification, examination, assessment, or battery. The bill has a delayed effective date of July 1, 2019.