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A-F school grading bill passes in House of Delegates

By Megan Brantley, mbrantley@wcyb.com
Published On: Feb 04 2013 05:10:39 PM CST
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BRISTOL, Va. -

Parents in Virginia may be getting an easier way to determine the quality of education in their child's school, but some schools aren't thrilled about the decision.

The House of Delegates passed the A-F school grading system bill this morning; we learned if it is passed in the Senate, it will give schools a single letter grade to show their performance on the state's accreditation system.

Bristol, Virginia Superintendent Mark Lineburg says he thinks it isn't a good idea to give schools just one grade, saying it doesn't give accurate information. “Even when you talk about assessing students today, you talk about multiple criteria to assess a child. The same [applies] with a school," he says.

The legislation is part of the Governor's all students K-12 education legislation.