Governor Bob McDonnell issued the following statement regarding the passage of his A-F School Grading Bill by the Senate this morning. The legislation passed yesterday in the full House and is part of the governor's All Students K-12 Education legislation.
"With Senate passage, I'm pleased to see that this measure to bring accountability and transparency to Virginia public schools is on its path to being signed into law. I thank Lieutenant Governor Bill Bolling for his tie-breaking vote in the Senate today to advance this measure and thank our legislators for supporting this tool to allow parents and teachers to better advocate for and improve the schools in their communities. This is a commonsense bill that will allow us to continue to improve the quality of education for all Virginia students, in all our cities and counties."