New standards would mean more elementary principals, assistant principals and art, music, PE and classroom teachers. It would also change the average student-teacher ratio from 25/1 to 21/1.
The request comes after a recent review of Virginia's Standards of Quality said the state isn't paying its share.
Dr. John Kidd, School Superintendent for Rockingham County, says, "We have spent a lot of money and our board of supervisors has come to our rescue time and time again and the state board is saying the state should have more of a burden in it."
If you're interested in learning more about these proposed changes, public hearings will be held across the state on June10 at 7p.m.
Contact the Virginia Board of Education at (804) 225-2924 for more information.