STAUNTON, VA – Delegate Richard P. “Dickie” Bell announced today that he has been chosen by the Speaker of the House of Delegates to represent the Commonwealth at the Southern Regional Education Board’s 59th Annual Legislative Work Conference.
The Conference will begin on Sunday, November 14 and go through Tuesday, November 16 at the Annapolis Marriot Waterfront Hotel in Annapolis, Maryland. Legislators will discuss a range of topics including but not limited to state policies aimed at increasing post secondary degrees, state college/readiness initiatives, and effective middle grades education.
“I am thrilled that the Speaker has given me the opportunity to represent the Commonwealth at this conference.” said Delegate Bell “I feel certain that the exchange of ideas at this conference will be very beneficial, and will serve me well on the education committee.”
SREB is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization that works with 16 member states to improve public pre-K-12 and higher education. Founded by the region’s governors and legislators in 1948, SREB was America’s first interstate compact for education. Today it is the only regional education compact that works directly with state leaders, schools and educators to improve teaching, learning and student achievement at every level of education.
Elected to the House of Delegates in 2009, Delegate Bell represents the 20th District, which includes Highland County, portions of Augusta and Rockingham Counties, and the City of Staunton.