Public Comments for: HB879 - Education, Board of; qualifications of members, Governor shall consider appointing two members.
Last Name: Little Locality: Chesterfield County

Please vote NO on Bill 879 as written. At least one (if not 2) member(s) of the Board of Education should have experience in and/or expertise regarding Special Education students and the rules and regulations pertaining to IDEA and FAPE. Suggestion is for one experienced educator with working knowledge, and one parent of a student having/having had and IEP. Our most vulnerable population of students deserves representation on the Virginia Board of Education and I offer myself as the first dedicated parent representative for the position of a parent of a student with significant and challenging disabilities. Senator Amanda Chase is one of my representatives in my county of residence and she has my phone number. Thank you. - Wendy Little

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