The Small and Rural Schools Summit

We are proud to announce that the Summit was a huge success and here are some links that you will find helpful.

Archived video of Summit

Summit Presentations

The Coalition of Small and Rural Schools of VA, in partnership with Virginia Advanced Studies Strategies, is excited to announce the following Professional Learning Opportunity-

The Small and Rural Schools Summit

June 24, 2019


Halloway Hall 

UVA Curry School of Education

Invited guests include Governor Ralph Northam and Secretary Atif Qarni. Confirmed guests include Chief Workforce Advisor to the Governor, Megan Healy and VDOE Assistant Superintendent for Data, Dr. Dave Myers.

The following sessions will be offered :

  • Funding Inequities in Small and Rural Schools
  • How some rural school divisions have improved student achievement
  • Mental Health Services and Partnerships for Rural and Small School Divisions 
  • Attracting Employers to Rural Areas â€“ Megan Healy, Governor Northam’s Work Force Development Director
  • Public-Private Partnerships (PPEA) and Alternative Financing – How to Deal with Aging Facilities in a Cash Strapped Locality
  • Newly released data, specific to your school division, will be provided to attendees by the UVA Curry School of Education from their research

Participating divisions will receive a report based on this template.

Conference Registration

If you have any questions regarding registration or the Summit, please contact Keith Perrigan at 

See you in June at the Small and Rural Schools Summit! 

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