2018 EDUCATION BILLS TRACKED BY VASSP (alphabetized)

Updated 01.18.2018

ACTIVITIES

HB 496 Students who receive home instruction; participation in interscholastic programs.
HJ 3 Virginia High School League; Joint Legislative Audit and Review Commission to study.
SB 169 Public schools; robotics team competition program.

DISCIPLINE

HB 15 Student discipline, alternative; assault and battery without bodily injury.
HB 274 Informal truancy plans; students with multiple discretionary diversions.
HB 296 Public schools; student discipline.
HB 330 Public elementary and secondary school students; topical sunscreen.
HB 445 School principals; incident reports.
HB 688 Student discipline; alternative education programs.
HB 829 Compulsory school attendance; requires parent of school-age child to cause child to attend school.
SB 476 School principals; incident reports.
SB 605 Elementary and secondary schools; sexual misconduct.
SB 607 Electronic transmission of sexually explicit images by minors; penalties.

DUAL ENROLLMENT

HB 3 Dual enrollment courses; quality standards, universal transfer course credit.
HB 535 Higher educational institutions, public; dual enrollment course credit.
HB 542 Dual enrollment agreements; scope.
HB 1322 Dual enrollment agreements; scope.
SB 77 Dual enrollment courses; quality standards, universal transfer course credit.
SB 107 Dual enrollment courses; quality standards, universal transfer course credit.

HEALTH

HB 174 Communication w/individuals w/certain disabilities; Dept. of CJS to establish protocol.
HB 232 Language development for children who are deaf or hard of hearing; assessment resources.
HB 330 Public elementary and secondary school students; topical sunscreen.
HB 336 Students with blindness or visual impairment; changes special ed. programs.
HB 735 Language development for children who are deaf or hard of hearing; assessment resources.
SB 90 Virginia Casino Gaming Commission; regulation of casino gaming, penalties.
SB 366 School personnel; staffing ratios, school nurses.

INSTRUCTION

HB 84 American Sign Language, instruction in; academic credit, foreign language requirements.
HB 129 Worker retraining tax credit; manufacturing instruction for students.
HB 168 Class size limits; establishes maximum of 24 students in science laboratory classes in grades 6-12.
HB 329 High school graduation requirements; course load.
HB 390 High school graduation; certificates of program completion.
HB 399 School boards; work-based learning experiences for students, notification.
HB 442 Career and technical education credentials; testing accommodations for English language learners.
HB 443 High school graduation requirements; substitution of computer coding for foreign language credit.
HB 497 Students who receive home instruction; dual enrollment courses in local school division.
HB 521 Virtual Virginia; enrollment in online learning program during school year to be open, etc.
HB 544 High School to Work Partnerships; establishment, exemptions.
HB 576 High school graduation requirements; substitution of computer coding for foreign language credit.
HB 632 Career investigation courses and programs of instruction; Board of Education to establish.
HB 937 High school graduation requirements; Standards of Learning assessments.
HB 1077 Driver education courses; virtual testing.
SB 126 Driver education programs; parent/student driver education component.
SB 664 Graduation requirements; clock hours.
SB 786 Public schools: online courses and virtual programs.

LICENSURE

HB 2 Teacher licensure; reciprocity, spouses of Armed Forces members.
HB 80 Teacher licensure by reciprocity; third-party verification of application documents.
HB 215 Teacher licensure, provisional; career switchers, adjunct professors.
HB 317 Teachers; extension of three-year provisional licenses.
HB 318 Teacher licensure by reciprocity; grace period.
HB 320 Teachers; prerequisites for licensure or renewal of license.
HB 1125 Teacher licensure.
HB 1127 Career and technical education; three-year licenses; eligibility and requirements.
SB 76 Teacher licensure; approval of teacher education programs.
SB 103 Teacher licensure; reciprocity, spouses of Armed Forces members.
SB 349 Teacher licensure; critical shortage areas.
SB 409 Teacher licensure; waiver of professional teacher assessments.
SB 548 Teachers; extension of three-year provisional licenses.
SB 549 Teacher licensure by reciprocity; grace period.
SB 551 Teachers; prerequisites for licensure or renewal of license.
SB 558 Teachers; provisional licensure, grace period.

PERSONNEL

HB 90 Teacher grievance procedures; hearing, three-member fact-finding panel.
HB 150 Child abuse and neglect; founded reports regarding former school employees.
HB 252 High school staffing; mental health counselors.
HB 253 Special education aides; caseload.
HB 388 Substitute teachers; duration of teaching period.
HB 389 Child abuse and neglect; notice of founded reports to Superintendent of Public Instruction.
HB 420 Teachers; model exit questionnaire, statewide implementation.
HB 438 Elementary and secondary schools; sexual misconduct.
HB 624 Teacher, counselor, principal, etc.; expenses tax credit.
HB 791 School personnel; staffing ratios, school nurses.
HB 914 School bus operators; codifies hourly requirements.
HB 1161 Teacher grievance procedures; hearing; three-member fact-finding panel.
SB 183 Child abuse and neglect; notice of founded reports to Superintendent of Public Instruction.
SB 184 Child abuse and neglect; founded reports regarding former school employees.
SB 190 Substitute teachers; duration of teaching period.
SB 229 School bus personnel; training program on autism spectrum disorders.
SB 366 School personnel; staffing ratios, school nurses.
SB 557 School bus operators; codifies hourly requirements.

SAFETY

HB 150 Child abuse and neglect; founded reports regarding former school employees.
HB 389 Child abuse and neglect; notice of founded reports to Superintendent of Public Instruction.
SB 183 Child abuse and neglect; notice of founded reports to Superintendent of Public Instruction.
SB 184 Child abuse and neglect; founded reports regarding former school employees.

SCHOOL BOARD

HB 492 Passing a stopped school bus; conviction shall not be made part of driving record.
HB 507 Standards of Quality; instructional programs and positions, dual language.
HB 919 Virginia Community College System; changes to ensure a standard quality of education.
HB 1044 School board policies; healthy school workplaces.
HB 1085 Public schools; military students; open enrollment.
HB 1119 School climate survey; Superintendent of Public Instruction to develop and make available annually.
HB 1176 Public Elementary and Secondary Education, Commission on the Future of; established, report.
HB 1320 Department of Education; division-level performance assessments; resource guide.
SB 238 Students; collection of demographic data, prohibition.
SB 261 Standards of Quality; staffing requirements, librarians and clerical personnel.
SB 343 School boards; employment of certain individuals.
SB 456 School climate survey; Superintendent of Public Instruction to develop and make available annually.
SB 785 Electronic textbooks; prohibits local school boards from requiring use in any course in grades 6-12

STANDARDS OF QUALITY/STANDARDS OF ACCREDITATION (SOQSOA)

HB 507 Standards of Quality; instructional programs and positions, dual language.
SB 261 Standards of Quality; staffing requirements, librarians and clerical personnel.
SB 713 Standards of Quality; mathematics intervention services.

TESTING/SOL

HB 251 Public schools; Standards of Learning assessments.
HB 334 Teachers; provisional licensure, grace period.
HB 537 SOL; DOE to make available to school divisions assessments in advance of each school year.
HB 808 Standards of Learning assessments; scoring.
HB 831 Virtual Virginia; availability to all public middle and high schools.
HB 980 Public schools; Standards of Learning assessments.
HB 1162 Public schools; Standards of Learning assessments.
SB 491 Public schools; Standards of Learning assessments.