The mission of Virginia's public education system is to educate students in the fundamental knowledge and academic subjects that they need to become capable, responsible, and self-reliant citizens. Therefore, the mission of the Virginia Board of Education and the superintendent of public instruction, in cooperation with local school boards, is to increase student learning and academic achievement.
Virginia state government agencies – including VDOE – develop and implement Strategic Plans for the agency, relevant programs and service areas and identify Performance Measures to track progress in achieving the strategic plan objectives. Specific information regarding VDOE’s budget, performance measures, objectives and how progress is being made against those measures is available through Virginia Performs’ VDOE reports.
Superintendent of Public Instruction – Steven R. Staples
Dr. Staples serves as the executive officer of the Virginia Department of Education (VDOE), which is the administrative agency for the commonwealth's public schools. He also serves as secretary of the Board of Education. Visit the Superintendent of Public Instruction.
Virginia Board of Education
The Board of Education is the governing and policy-making body for the Virginia system of public elementary and secondary education. Its work touches all facets of education from accountability and evaluation to curriculum and teacher education. More about the Board of Education.