Lt. Governor Bill Bolling Speaks in Lynchburg

Lynchburg, VA - Lt. Governor Bill Bolling spoke about education in Lynchburg Monday morning.

The Lynchburg Regional Chamber of Commerce hosted the event.

Bolling outlined the Governor's K-12 Reform Initiative.

The plan includes changes for teachers like a 2% pay raise from the state and $800,000 for teaching STEM. It also holds teachers accountable, however, extending the probation period for teachers from three to five years.

"We've got to move away from a one-size-fits all approach to education. We've got to be able to give local school divisions more flexibility and individualize education more to young people,"Bolling said.

Governor Bob McDonnell has not yet unveiled the last part of his education reform, which is expected soon.