The Coalition of Small and Rural Schools of Virginia
Small, rural school divisions across Virginia continue to face declining student enrollments, difficulty competing for high-quality teachers, inadequate facility and capital projects funding and pressure from unfunded mandates at both state and federal levels, placing them at a significant financial disadvantage with larger and more affluent school divisions.
Areas of Focus
- Teacher Recruitment and Retention
- Enrollment Loss
- School Construction Funding
- The Small n
- Increasing At-Risk Add-ons
Leaders of the Coalition recently met with Secretary Qarni to discuss budget priorities with him and other members of the Governor’s staff.