No Child Left Behind 6-11

School Board of the City of Virginia Beach
Policy 6-11


No Child Left Behind

The School Board acknowledges and is committed to the purpose, performance goals, and areas of responsibilities for Local Educational Agencies (LEA’s) under the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 (NCLB) and as consistent with state and federal law. The School Board further acknowledges the purpose of this federal program is “to close the achievement gap with accountability, flexibility, and choice, so that no child is left behind.”

The School Board acknowledges the five (5) NCLB performance goals as follows:

  1. All students will reach high standards, at a minimum attaining proficiency or better in reading/language arts and mathematics by 2014;
  2. all limited English proficient students will become proficient in English and reach high academic standards, at a minimum, attaining proficiency or better in reading/language and mathematics;
  3. all students will be taught by highly qualified teachers by 2005-2006;
  4. all students will learn in schools that are safe, conducive to learning and drug free; and
  5. all students will graduate from high school.

The School Board directs the Superintendent to develop regulations and programs to implement the No Child Left Behind mandates and subsequent amendments.

No Child Left Behind Act of 2001. PL 107-110, 115 Stat: 1425, as amended.

Adopted by School Board: June 22, 2004
Amended by School Board: June 6, 2006