The mission of Virginia's public education system is to educate students in the fundamental knowledge and academic subjects that they need to become capable, responsible, and self-reliant citizens. Therefore, the mission of the Virginia Board of Education and the superintendent of public instruction, in cooperation with local school boards, is to increase student learning and academic achievement. More about VDOE’s vision, mission and code of ethics.
Virginia state government agencies – including VDOE – develop and implement Strategic Plans for the agency, relevant programs and service areas and identify Performance Measures to track progress in achieving the strategic plan objectives. Specific information regarding VDOE’s budget, performance measures, objectives and how progress is being made against those measures is available through Virginia Performs’ VDOE reports.
Superintendent of Public Instruction – James F. Lane
As superintendent of public instruction, Dr. Lane is the executive officer of the Virginia Department of Education and serves as secretary of the state Board of Education.