Virginia is working to ensure its schools are safe and supportive. This page features school climate information for Virginia, including a list of grants the State and its communities have received; State discipline and bullying policies; data for a selection of indicators; and related news articles.

Grants Received

State Grant Programs

Local Educational Agency and District Grant Programs

State Education Agency

Institution of Higher of Education

Selected Indicators

Indicator 1: Threatened or Injured with a Weapon on School Property

Indicator 2: Involved in Physical Fight on School Property

Indicator 3: Offered, Sold, or Given Illegal Drugs on School Property

Indicator 4: Seriously Considered Attempting Suicide

Indicator 5: Bullied On School Property

Indicator 6: Reported That Their Mental Health Was Most Of The Time Or Always Not Good

Grantee Highlights

The Virginia Partnership for School Mental Health aims to increase the quantity and quality of school mental health services in high-need communities. To do this, they provide a suite of professional development experiences which include tele-mentoring groups using the Project Extension for Community Healthcare Outcomes (ECHO) model. ECHO meetings occur virtually once per month and involve university faculty members and practicing school mental health professionals from partnering school districts. Each ECHO follows the same structure: introductions of all group members, a brief…

The Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) is using the School-Based Mental Health Services grant program to increase recruitment and retention of school mental health providers by creating the Virginia Career and Learning Center (CLC) website. Participating LEAs with demonstrated need can access quality professional development modules (currently 90+ modules), guidance on licensing requirements, and information and…

In Virginia, school-based mental health services are provided primarily by school mental health providers: school counselors, school psychologists, and school social workers. Their capacity to offer mental health services depends greatly on the needs of the school division, their responsibilities within the LEA, and ratios of provider-to-student populations. The Code of Virginia § 22.1-253.13:2 delineates staffing ratios for school counselors based on student enrollment through Virginia’s…

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