SCHOOL DIVISION LEGAL STATUS
The Constitution of the Commonwealth provides that the General Assembly establish a system of free public elementary and secondary schools for all children of school age throughout the state, and seek to ensure that an educational program of high quality is established and continually maintained. The General Assembly has required that such an educational system be maintained and administered by the State Board of Education, the Superintendent of Public Instruction, division superintendents and school boards. The supervision of schools in each school division shall be vested in a school board selected in accordance with the applicable provisions of the Code of Virginia.
The school board is a corporate body whose official title shall be "Rockingham County Public Schools".
Legal Refs.: Constitution of Virginia, article VIII, section 1, section 7; Code of Virginia, 1950, as amended, sections 15.2-410, 22.1-1, 22.1-2, 22.1-28, 22.1-71.
Cross Ref.: BB School Board Legal Status
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