Review of Education Mandates Underway

July 18, 2018

As part of its periodic reassessment of mandates on local government, the Department of Education is currently soliciting comments on three mandates: school staffing ratios for certain instructional and support staff, Standards of Accreditation requirements, and reporting on broadband connectivity in schools. Comments are due to Rebecca Askew, Senior Policy Analyst at the Department of Education, by August 31, 2018, and may be provided using the Commission on Local Government’s Locality Fiscal Impact Comments Form. Comments should be emailed to Ms. Askew at

Additional information about the mandates currently under review is available at this link. Additional information about the mandate review process is available on the Commission on Local Government’s website.

VACo Contact: Katie Boyle

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