VASSP Report on Major Legislation Passed in 2015 Session as Result of Recommendations of the SOL Innovation Committee

RECOMMENDATIONS OF THE SOL INNOVATION COMMITTEE (2014)

LEGISLATION AND FUNDING RELATED TO RECOMMENDATIONS

1. Recommend that the Board of Education and the General Assembly revise the Standards of Accreditation to add accreditation ratings which 1) recognize the progress of schools that do not meet the accreditation benchmarks but have significantly improved their pass rates, and which 2) recognize schools that did not meet accreditation benchmarks but have demonstrated significant growth for the majority of students.

  • HB 1873 (SB 1320) Public schools; accreditation ratings. Directs the Board of Education to promulgate regulations establishing additional accreditation ratings that recognize the progress of schools that do not meet accreditation benchmarks but have significantly improved their pass rates, are within specified ranges of benchmarks, or have demonstrated significant growth for the majority of their students and to implement such regulations by the 2016-2017 school year. Effective date: 7.1.15. Approved by Governor
    http://lis.virginia.gov/cgi-bin/legp604.exe?ses=151&typ=bil&val=hb1873

2. Recommend that the General Assembly and the Board of Education add to the Standards of Accreditation an appeals process for schools that are 1) not fully accredited, 2) do not demonstrate significant improvement in their pass rates, and 3) do not demonstrate significant growth.

3. Recommend that the Board of Education and the General Assembly revise the Standards of Accreditation to provide flexibility in how often schools are accredited.

  • HB 1674 School accreditation frequency. Provides that the Board of Education may review the accreditation status of a public school once every three years if the school has been fully accredited for three consecutive years. At the end of the three-year period, the Board shall review the accreditation status of the school and may accredit the school for another three years if the school met accreditation requirements for all three years. The bill requires the Board to review the accreditation status of any school that (i) would have failed to achieve full accreditation in one of the years of the three-year period or (ii) has had a significant boundary adjustment. The bill requires Standards of Learning assessment scores to continue to be reported on the School Performance Report Card annually, regardless of accreditation frequency.  Effective date: 7.1.15 Approved by Governor                                                                                               http://lis.virginia.gov/cgi-bin/legp604.exe?151+sum+HB1674

4. Recommend that the Governor and the General Assembly support funding to provide students with opportunities for on demand testing, additional opportunities for retests, and additional opportunities to demonstrate growth from the beginning of the school year to the end. This effort may include continued movement toward a Computer Adaptive Testing (CAT) format.

  • SB 874 (HB 1490) Public schools; Standards of Learning tests. Directs the Board of Education to promulgate regulations to provide the same criteria for eligibility for an expedited retake of any Standards of Learning test, with the exception of the writing Standards of Learning tests, to each student regardless of grade level or course. Effective date: 7.1.15  Approved by Governor

http://lis.virginia.gov/cgi-bin/legp604.exe?ses=151&typ=bil&val=sb874

  • $732,000 in fiscal year 2016 only (one-time funding) to transition the grade 7 and grade 8 Standards of Learning (SOL) mathematics tests to a computer adaptive testing (CAT) format.

5. Recommend that the Governor and the General Assembly support funding to provide opportunities for students in elementary and middle school levels who have failed an SOL test but came close to meeting the benchmark, to retake the test during the same test administration.

  • $200,000 in fiscal year 2016 to permit students who have failed an SOL test at grades 3-8 by a narrow margin to take the test again during the same test administration. (Note: Recent BOE action includes funding from DOE for re-testing opportunities in 2015.)

6. Recommend that the Governor and the General Assembly support legislation and funding to provide incentives for local school divisions to 1) identify alternative ways for students to accrue standard credits outside of the traditional seat time requirements and 2) to identify additional opportunities to earn verified credits beyond passing an end-of-course SOL test or a board-approved substitute test.

  • HB 1675 (SB 982) Graduation requirements; local alternative paths to standard units of credit. Requires the Board of Education, in establishing course and credit requirements for a high school diploma, to permit local school divisions to waive the requirement for students to receive 140 clock hours of instruction to earn a standard unit of credit upon providing the Board with satisfactory proof, based on Board guidelines, that the students for whom such requirements are waived have learned the content and skills included in the relevant Standards of Learning.  Effective date: 7.1.15  Approved by Governor                                                                   http://lis.virginia.gov/cgi-bin/legp604.exe?151+sum+HB1675

(Note: HB 1592 (presented by Del Krupicka, member of Innovation Committee, FAILED to be reported) High school graduation requirements; verified units of credit; alternative assessments. Requires the Board of Education to establish guidelines for the award of verified units of credit to students who take and achieve satisfactory scores on certain alternative assessments in lieu of the corresponding Standards of Learning assessment.)

7. Recommend that the Board of Education expand the availability of locally awarded verified credits to students in subjects where SOL tests are not mandated by federal requirements. School divisions would be permitted to award verified credits to any student who has demonstrated proficiency in the content through an alternative assessment.

8. Recommend that the Board of Education consider revisions to the Standards of Learning that give attention to the skills deemed important for success in college, career, and citizenship.

9. Recommend to the Board of Education that the revision schedule for the Standards of Learning be structured so that school divisions have sufficient time to incorporate new content and skills into the curriculum before it is included on the state assessments.

  • HB 1303 (SB 900) Local school boards; administration of Standards of Learning assessments. Requires the Department of Education to make available to school divisions Standards of Learning assessments typically administered by the middle and high schools by December 1 of the school year in which such assessments are to be administered or when newly developed assessments are available, whichever is later. Effective date: 7.1.15  Approved by Governor

http://lis.virginia.gov/cgi-bin/legp604.exe?151+sum+HB1303

  • HB 1419 Standards of Learning assessments; revisions. Requires all revisions of any Standards of Learning assessment to be finalized by December 31 of the school year prior to the school year in which the revised assessment is to be administered. Effective date 7.1.15  Approved by Governor  http://lis.virginia.gov/cgi-bin/legp604.exe?151+sum+HB1419

10. Recommend that the Board of Education and the Department of Education consider the inclusion of interdisciplinary assessments as new tests measuring the revised Standards of Learning are developed.

  • HB 1615 Standards of Learning; integrated assessments. Permits the end-of-course and end-of-grade Standards of Learning assessments prescribed by the Board of Education to be integrated to include multiple subject areas.  Effective date 7.1.15  Approved by Governor  http://lis.virginia.gov/cgi-bin/legp604.exe?151+sum+HB1615

11. Recommend that the Governor and General Assembly support funding for initiatives at the local level that demonstrate the use of effective authentic alternative measures of student growth and achievement. Funding should be included for professional development and for increased capacity at the Virginia Department of Education in order to provide technical assistance to local school divisions and should provide opportunities for collaboration between local school divisions and Virginia’s institutes of higher education.

  • $713,000 in fiscal year 2016 to establish a program of professional development to increase the capacity of principals in under-performing schools. The proposed funding will provide training, materials, and travel costs for 40 principals in underperforming schools not meeting accreditation standards who will be selected for participation through an application process.

(Note: HB 1972 (Del Bulova) FAILED to be reported and included legislative language associated with the above funding for professional development.)

  • $366,000 in fiscal year 2016 to the Department of Education to assist local school divisions, as needed, to establish criteria for the professional development of teachers and principals on the subject of high needs students.
  • Note:  Funding for additional staff positions at DOE
  • $250,000 in fiscal year 2016 to support five competitive grants, not to exceed $50,000 each, for planning the implementation of systemic High School Program Innovation by either individual school divisions or a consortium of school divisions.

 12. Recommend that the Board of Education and the Department of Education identify and disseminate best practices in the use of authentic and/or alternative assessments by local school divisions.

 NOTE: See below for assessment-related bills not included in above recommendations. 

  • HB 1672 (SB 727) School Performance Report Card; A-F school grading system. Requires the Board of Education, in consultation with the Standards of Learning Innovation Committee and no later than July 1, 2016, to redesign the School Performance Report Card so that it is more effective in communicating to parents and the public the status and achievements of the public schools and local school divisions in the Commonwealth. The bill requires the Board to provide notice and solicit public comment and summarize the redesigned Report Card in advance of July 1, 2016. The bill also repeals the A-F school grading system created in the 2013 Session and amended in the 2014 Session.  A funding amendment in the amount of $75T was included in the Budget to begin redesign of report card by BOE.)
  • HB 1714 Third grade through eighth grade Standards of Learning assessments; science. Permits the Board of Education to require each student to take a Standards of Learning assessment in science after the student receives instruction in the grade six science, life science, and physical science Standards of Learning and before the student completes grade eight. Current law permits the Board to require each student to take this Standards of Learning assessment in grade eight.

 

STATE BUDGET 2015: MAJOR PUBLIC EDUCATION AMENDMENTS

 $52.7 million in fiscal year 2016 for a 1.50 percent salary incentive increase effective August 16, 2015, for all funded SOQ instructional and support positions (Note: Including principals and assistant principals; 1.5% total increase contingent on local match to leverage state funds) .

$713,000 in fiscal year 2016 to establish a program of professional development to increase the capacity of principals in under-performing schools. The proposed funding will provide training, materials, and travel costs for 40 principals in underperforming schools not meeting accreditation standards who will be selected for participation through an application process. (Note: VASSP actively worked on passage of this amendment, proposed by the Governor, and maintained close contact with the office of Senator Tommy Norment, Chair of the Senate Finance Committee’s Subcommittee on Education.  VASSP also provided valuable information to House and Senate members regarding the impact that such funding could have on professional development for school administrators.)

$366,000 in fiscal year 2016 to the Department of Education to assist local school divisions, as needed, to establish criteria for the professional development of teachers and principals on the subject of high needs students. (Note:  As with the above amendment to the budget, VASSP supported additional funding for professional development for both teachers and administrators.)

$250,000 in fiscal year 2016 to support five competitive grants, not to exceed $50,000 each, for planning the implementation of systemic High School Program Innovation by either individual school divisions or a consortium of school divisions.

$732,000 in fiscal year 2016 only (one-time funding) to transition the grade 7 and grade 8 Standards of Learning (SOL) mathematics tests to a computer adaptive testing (CAT) format. (Note: VASSP has long supported expansion of CAT in SOL testing.)

$200,000 in fiscal year 2016 to permit students who have failed an SOL test at grades 3-8 by a narrow margin to take the test again during the same test administration. (Note: VASSP testified in favor of, and has strongly supported, expedited retakes for middles school students. Writing tests will not be included in the expedited retake option, due primarily to cost factors.)

$75,000 in fiscal year 2016 to the Department of Education to redesign, in consultation with the Standards of Learning Committee, the School Performance Report Card so that it is easier for parents and the public to understand the accreditation status and academic achievements of schools and school divisions. The Board of Education must submit the new design to the Chairmen of the House Education and Senate Education and Health Committees for final approval by July 1, 2016. (Note: VASSP, and all other education associations as well as the PTA, has opposed A-F legislation since its passage and has worked for its repeal.  Legislation that accompanied this budget amendment repeals A-F and includes language for redesign of the school report card.)

The following list of bills includes patron, committee assignment and latest action.  To view the entire bill, click on the bill number.

Subject of bill in bold and patron(s) listed as well as latest action.

Bills Committee Last action Date
HB 1303Farrell – Local school boards; SOL assessment to schools by Dec 1. (H) Committee on Education (H) VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (96-Y 0-N) 02/09/15
HB 1307Landes – Public elementary and secondary schools; use student identification numbers from DOE, not social security numbers (H) Committee on Education


(S) Committee on Education and Health

(S) Referred to Committee on Education and Health 01/30/15
HB 1309Cole – Local school boards; arming of school security officers (stun guns, etc). (H) Committee on Education (H) VOTE: PASSAGE (66-Y 30-N) 02/09/15
HB 1320Farrell – Teacher licensure renewal shall not require college credit. (H) Committee on Education (H) VOTE: PASSAGE (94-Y 2-N) 02/09/15
HB 1334Landes – Students’ personally identifiable information; (DOE) to develop certain policies. May not use soc sec numbers (H) Committee on Education


(S) Committee on Education and Health

(S) Referred to Committee on Education and Health 02/06/15
HB 1335Landes – Education; agency coordination. (H) Committee on Education


(S) Committee on Education and Health

(S) Referred to Committee on Education and Health 01/23/15
HB 1336Landes – SCHEV; policy on course credit at higher educational institutions. Credit for AP, IB, etc. (H) Committee on Education


(S) Committee on Education and Health

(S) Referred to Committee on Education and Health 02/03/15
HB 1351Ramadan – Diploma seals; biliteracy. (H) Committee on Education


(S) Committee on Education and Health

(S) Referred to Committee on Education and Health 02/06/15
HB 1361Bell, Richard P. – Virginia Virtual School, Board of; established, report. (H) Committee on Appropriations (H) VOTE: PASSAGE (62-Y 38-N) 02/10/15
HB 1366CampbellSex offenders; prohibiting entry onto school or other property, hearing. (H) Committee for Courts of Justice


(S) Committee for Courts of Justice

(S) Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice 02/04/15
HB 1419Head – Standards of Learning assessments; DOE to inform re: revisions. (H) Committee on Appropriations (H) VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (100-Y 0-N) 02/10/15
HB 1437Bell, Richard P. – Prayer at public events; authority to adopt an ordinance to allow. (H) Committee for Courts of Justice (H) VOTE: PASSAGE (69-Y 30-N) 02/10/15
HB 1443Bell, Richard P. – Public schools; Board of Education regulations on use of seclusion and restraint. (H) Committee on Education


(S) Committee on Education and Health

(S) Referred to Committee on Education and Health 02/06/15
HB 1490Habeeb – Standards of Learning; eligibility for retake of test, exception. (H) Committee on Appropriations


(S) Committee on Education and Health

(S) Referred to Committee on Education and Health 02/04/15
HB 1581WattsFamily life education; advance directives related to mental health. (H) Committee on Education


(S) Committee on Education and Health

(S) Referred to Committee on Education and Health 02/07/15
HB 1585Stolle – Schools failing to achieve full accreditation; scheduling flexibility. (H) Committee on Education


(S) Committee on Education and Health

(S) Referred to Committee on Education and Health 01/27/15
HB 1612Greason – School service providers; protection of student personal information. (H) Committee on Education


(S) Committee on Education and Health

(S) Referred to Committee on Education and Health 02/06/15
HB 1615Greason – Standards of Learning; integrated assessments to include multiple subject areas. (H) Committee on Education


(S) Committee on Education and Health

(S) Assigned Education sub: Public Education 02/06/15
HB 1616Greason – Career and technical education; alignment with national certification requirements. (H) Committee on Education


(S) Committee on Education and Health

(S) Assigned Education sub: Public Education 02/06/15
HB 1626Bell, Robert B. – Students receiving home instruction; participation in public school interscholastic programs. (H) Committee on Education


(S) Committee on Education and Health

(S) Referred to Committee on Education and Health 01/30/15
HB 1672GreasonA-F school grading system; repeals system created in 2013, redesigns School Performance Report Card. (H) Committee on Appropriations (H) VOTE: PASSAGE (90-Y 10-N) 02/10/15
HB 1674GreasonRevision of School accreditation schedule (H) Committee on Education


(S) Committee on Education and Health

(S) Assigned Education sub: Public Education 02/06/15
HB 1675GreasonGraduation requirements; local alternative paths to standard or verified units of credit. (H) Committee on Education


(S) Committee on Education and Health

(S) Referred to Committee on Education and Health 02/09/15
HB 1676Byron – Postsecondary credential leading to industry certification, etc.; local school board agreements with community colleges. (H) Committee on Education


(S) Committee on Education and Health

(S) Referred to Committee on Education and Health 02/06/15
HB 1679Bell, Richard P. – Students, hearing or visually impaired; information on services on school division website. (H) Committee on Education


(S) Committee on Education and Health

(S) Referred to Committee on Education and Health 02/06/15
HB 1698WiltNotification ; consent re: questionnaires and surveys requesting sexual information, etc. (H) Committee on Education (H) VOTE: PASSAGE (99-Y 1-N) 02/10/15
HB 1714LeMunyon – Standards of Learning; third grade through eighth grade; assess after instruction. (H) Committee on Education (H) VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (96-Y 0-N) 02/09/15
HB 1752LaRockBOE may not adopt Common Core without passage by Gen Assembly. (H) Committee on Education (H) VOTE: PASSAGE (84-Y 13-N) 02/09/15
HB 1753LaRock – Home instruction of children; requirements, year-end assessments, cutoff date. (H) Committee on Education (H) VOTE: PASSAGE (73-Y 24-N) 02/09/15
HB 1754LaRock – Home instruction of children; parent to provide certain testing scores to division superintendent. (H) Committee on Education (H) VOTE: PASSAGE (77-Y 20-N) 02/09/15
HB 1838Robinson – School calendar; local school boards responsible for setting. (H) Committee on Education (H) VOTE: PASSAGE (72-Y 28-N) 02/10/15
HB 1873Krupicka – Board of Education to promulgate regulations for accreditation ratings. Recognize progress. (H) Committee on Education (H) VOTE: PASSAGE (84-Y 13-N) 02/09/15
HB 1962LandesSchool board members, local; professional development activities requirement. (H) Committee on Appropriations (H) VOTE: PASSAGE (98-Y 2-N) 02/10/15
HB 2020BaCote – Licensed local school board instructional or administrative employees; service retirement allowance in at-risk sch (H) Committee on Appropriations (H) VOTE: PASSAGE (97-Y 0-N 2-A) 02/10/15
HB 2114Bell, Richard P.Competitive foods; school-sponsored fundraisers. Allows 12 (over 5 consecutive days) (H) Committee on Education


(S) Committee on Education and Health

(S) Referred to Committee on Education and Health 02/06/15
HB 2137Yancey – Teachers; initial licensure with an endorsement in the areas of career & technical education & math. (H) Committee on Education (H) VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (96-Y 0-N) 02/09/15
HB 2238LaRock – Virginia Parental Choice Education Savings Accounts; established. (H) Committee on Appropriations (H) VOTE: PASSAGE (57-Y 42-N) 02/10/15
HB 2276Orrock – Standard diploma; career and technical education credential flexibility (H) Committee on Education (H) VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (96-Y 0-N) 02/09/15
HB 2318Orrock – High school graduation rate; BOE formula for assessing rates; count extenuating circumstances (H) Committee on Education


(S) Committee on Education and Health

(S) Assigned Education sub: Public Education 02/06/15
HB 2350Austin – Student data security; Department of Education to develop a model data security plan. (H) Committee on Education (H) VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (96-Y 0-N) 02/09/15
HJ 558Orrock – Teacher shortage; SCHEV to analyze, report. (H) Committee on Rules (H) VOTE: BLOCK VOTE ADOPTION (92-Y 0-N) 02/09/15
HJ 577Bell, Robert B.Constitutional amendment; Board of Education granted authority to establish charter schools. (H) Committee on Privileges and Elections (H) VOTE: ADOPTION (58-Y 41-N) 02/10/15
HJ 586Yost – Public elementary schools; voluntary mental health screenings for students. (H) Committee on Rules (H) VOTE: ADOPTION (84-Y 8-N) 02/09/15
SB 724Black – SOL; Bd. of Education prohibited from adopting revisions that implement Common Core State Standards. (H) Committee on Education


(S) Committee on Education and Health

(H) Committee substitute printed 15104973D-H1 02/11/15
SB 727BlackA-F school grading system.; redesign by Jul, 2016 (H) Committee on Education


(S) Committee on Education and Health

(H) Referred to Committee on Education 02/10/15
SB 782Favola – The use of seclusion and restraint in public schools; Board of Education regulations. (H) Committee on Education


(S) Committee on Education and Health

(H) Reported from Education (21-Y 1-N) 02/11/15
SB 821MillerOpportunity Educational Institution; repeals Institution. (H) Committee on Education


(S) Committee on Education and Health

(H) Assigned Education sub: Education Reform 02/09/15
SB 823Miller – Public schools; physical activity requirement. Grades K-5 (H) Committee on Education


(S) Committee on Education and Health

(H) Assigned Education sub: Elementary and Secondary Education 02/09/15
SB 849Stanley – Community colleges; enrollment; notice re: open seats (not in conflict w dual enrollment) (H) Committee on Education


(S) Committee on Finance

(H) Assigned Education sub: Higher Education 02/09/15
SB 852Carrico – Public schools; definition of corporal punishment, exception. (H) Committee on Education


(S) Committee on Education and Health

(H) Subcommittee recommends laying on the TABLE 02/11/15
SB 874Cosgrove – Standards of Learning; eligibility for retake of tests. (H) Committee on Appropriations


(S) Committee on Education and Health

(H) Reported from Appropriations with substitute (22-Y 0-N) 02/11/15
SB 900Barker – SOL; school divisions to determine date for assessments. (H) Committee on Education


(S) Committee on Education and Health

(H) Reported from Education (22-Y 0-N) 02/11/15
SB 916Wexton – Diploma seals; BOE shall establish criteria for awarding. (H) Committee on Education


(S) Committee on Education and Health

(H) Committee substitute printed 15104975D-H1 02/11/15
SB 916Wexton – Diploma seals; BOE shall establish criteria for awarding; bi-literacy (H) Committee on Education


(S) Committee on Education and Health

(H) Committee substitute printed 15104975D-H1 02/11/15
SB 982Garrett – Public schools; Board of Education’s graduation requirements, verified credits/no minimum # of clock hrs required (H) Committee on Education


(S) Committee on Education and Health

(H) Assigned Education sub: Education Reform 02/11/15
SB 1021PullerInstructional school hours flexibility due severe weather (H) Committee on Education


(S) Committee on Education and Health

(H) Subcommittee recommends reporting (9-Y 0-N) 02/11/15
SB 1105Miller – State School Health Advisory Board; established, report. (H) Committee on Education


(S) Committee on Education and Health

(H) Assigned Education sub: Elementary and Secondary Education 02/09/15
SB 1116Barker – Standards of Learning; request of waiver to use alternative test for students with limited English. (H) Committee on Education


(S) Committee on Education and Health

(H) Referred to Committee on Education 02/06/15
SB 1117Norment – Child abuse or neglect, suspected; time period for investigation accelerated (H) Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions


(S) Committee on Rehabilitation and Social Services

(H) Referred to Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions 02/09/15
SB 1133Garrett – State and local government officers and employees; prohibited conduct, retaliation. (H) Committee on General Laws


(S) Committee on General Laws and Technology

(H) Assigned GL sub: Subcommittee #3 02/11/15
SB 1191NormentFirearm, stun weapon, or other weapon; felony if knowingly brought onto school property (H) Committee on Militia, Police and Public Safety


(S) Committee for Courts of Justice

(H) Assigned MPPS sub: #1 02/06/15
SB 1236Favola – Special diplomas; eliminates the term and changed to “Applied Diploma” . (H) Committee on Education


(S) Committee on Education and Health

(H) Subcommittee recommends reporting (10-Y 0-N) 02/11/15
SB 1293Martin – Public elementary and secondary schools; student identification numbers required as opposed to social security numbers (H) Committee on Education


(S) Committee on Education and Health

(H) Referred to Committee on Education 02/11/15
SB 1320Locke – Public schools; accreditation ratings to recognize progress (H) Committee on Education


(S) Committee on Education and Health

(H) Reported from Education (20-Y 2-N) 02/11/15
SB 1354ReevesUniformed services-connected students to be identified. (H) Committee on Education


(S) Committee on Education and Health

(H) Referred to Committee on Education 02/11/15
SB 1383Black – Home instruction; disclosure of personal information to Department of Education or other person. (H) Committee on Education


(S) Committee on Education and Health

(H) Referred to Committee on Education 02/06/15
SB 1386Vogel – Teacher licensure; initial/renewed license to include PD in dyslexia (H) Committee on Education


(S) Committee on Finance

(H) Referred to Committee on Education 02/12/15
SB 1403Martin – Home instruction; evidence of progress requirement for students. (H) Committee on Education


(S) Committee on Education and Health

(H) Committee substitute printed 15104980D-H1 02/11/15
SJ 218Howell – Study; teacher turnover; report. (H) Committee on Appropriations


(S) Committee on Finance

(H) Assigned App. sub: Elementary & Secondary Education 02/11/15
SJ 256ObenshainConstitutional amendment (first resolution); charter schools. (H) Committee on Privileges and Elections


(S) Committee on Privileges and Elections

(H) Assigned P & E sub: Constitutional Amendments 02/09/15

 

 

UPDATE PRIORITY EDUCATION BILLS   2.2.15

 

Bills Committee Last action Date
HB 1274Farrell – Electronic devices; search without a warrant prohibited. (H) Committee for Courts of Justice (H) Subcommittee recommends laying on the table 01/26/15
HB 1280Fowler – Elections; date of June primary elections. (H) Committee on Privileges and Elections (H) Re-referred to Privileges and Elections 01/30/15
HB 1299Bell, Richard P. – Schools denied accreditation; memoranda of understanding. (notes!) (H) Committee on Education (H) Referred to Committee on Education 11/05/14
HB 1302Farrell – Standards of Learning tests; expedited retake. (notes!) (H) Committee on Education (H) Subcommittee recommends reporting (6-Y 1-N) 01/20/15
HB 1303Farrell – Local school boards; administration of Standards of Learning assessments. (notes!) (H) Committee on Education (H) Assigned Education sub: Education Reform 01/30/15
HB 1306Bell, Richard P. – Graduation requirements; naturalization test. (notes!) (H) Committee on Education (H) Assigned Education sub: Elementary and Secondary Education 01/16/15
HB 1307Landes – Public elementary and secondary schools; student identification numbers. (notes!) (H) Committee on Education


(S) Committee on Education and Health

(S) Referred to Committee on Education and Health 01/30/15
HB 1308Marshall, R.G. – Electronic communications; right to privacy, confidential relationship, penalty. (H) Committee for Courts of Justice (H) Engrossed by House – committee substitute HB1308H1 02/02/15
HB 1309Cole – Local school boards; arming of school security officers. (H) Committee on Education (H) Assigned Education sub: Elementary and Secondary Education 01/29/15
HB 1310Krupicka – Taxes on electronic cigarettes and other vapor products. (H) Committee on Finance (H) Subcommittee recommends laying on the table 01/28/15
HB 1313Davis – School Performance Report Card; rankings. (H) Committee on Education (H) Subcommittee recommends laying on the table 01/27/15
HB 1320Farrell – Teacher licensure renewal; college credit. (H) Committee on Education (H) Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment(s) (8-Y 0-N) 01/29/15
HB 1325Cole – Visually impaired students; instruction in Braille, etc. (H) Committee on Appropriations (H) Subcommittee recommends no action 01/27/15
HB 1328Cole – Public schools; impact of student aliens not lawfully present in the United States, report. (H) Committee for Courts of Justice (H) Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice 02/02/15
HB 1334Landes – Students’ personally identifiable information; (DOE) to develop certain policies. (H) Committee on Education (H) Reported from Education with substitute (22-Y 0-N) 02/02/15
HB 1336Landes – SCHEV; policy on course credit at higher educational institutions. (H) Committee on Education (H) VOTE: PASSAGE (95-Y 3-N) 02/02/15
HB 1339Ware – Health benefit exchange; information on health benefit plans. (H) Committee on Commerce and Labor (H) Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor 11/26/14
HB 1351Ramadan – Diploma seals; biliteracy. (H) Committee on Education (H) Reported from Education (22-Y 0-N) 02/02/15
HB 1361Bell, Richard P. – Virginia Virtual School, Board of; established, report. (H) Committee on Appropriations (H) Referred to Committee on Appropriations 02/02/15
HB 1366Campbell – Sex offenders; prohibiting entry onto school or other property, hearing. (H) Committee for Courts of Justice (H) Read second time and engrossed 02/02/15
HB 1368Miller – A-F school grading system; repeals system created in 2013 and 2014. (H) Committee on Education (H) Referred to Committee on Education 12/04/14
HB 1380Farrell – Higher education institutions, four-year public; dual enrollment programs. (H) Committee on Education (H) Stricken from docket by Education 01/21/15
HB 1390Berg – State agencies or other entities; regulation of firearms prohibited. (H) Committee on Militia, Police and Public Safety (H) Referred to Committee on Militia, Police and Public Safety 12/15/14
HB 1400Jones – Budget Bill. (H) Committee on Appropriations (H) Budget amendments available 01/21/15
HB 1415Davis – Public schools; organizations governing interscholastic programs. (notes!) (H) Committee on Education (H) Tabled in Education 01/26/15
HB 1419Head – Standards of Learning assessments; (H) Committee on Education (H) Assigned Education sub: Education Reform 01/26/15
HB 1437Bell, Richard P. – Prayer at public events; authority to adopt an ordinance to allow. (H) Committee for Courts of Justice (H) Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment(s) (5-Y 3-N) 01/30/15
HB 1441Bell, Richard P. – Child abuse or neglect, suspected; person required to report, training program required. (H) Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions (H) Assigned HWI sub: Subcommittee #3 01/16/15
HB 1442Spruill – Police and court records; fees for expungement from record. (H) Committee on Appropriations (H) Assigned App. sub: Public Safety 01/30/15
HB 1443Bell, Richard P. – Public schools; Board of Education regulations on use of seclusion and restraint. (H) Committee on Education (H) Reported from Education with amendment (22-Y 0-N) 02/02/15
HB 1448McQuinn – Virginia Public School Improvement Program; established, report. (H) Committee on Education (H) Subcommittee recommends striking from docket 01/27/15
HB 1467Marshall, R.G. – Concealed handguns; authorization and training for persons designated to carry on school property. (H) Committee on Education (H) Referred to Committee on Education 12/30/14
HB 1490Habeeb – Public schools; Standards of Learning tests. (H) Committee on Appropriations (H) Printed as engrossed 15103990D-EH1 02/02/15
HB 1491Habeeb – Graduation; verified units of credit, locally developed alternative assessments. (H) Committee on Education (H) Subcommittee recommends laying on the table 01/27/15
HB 1526Berg – Children; use of communications systems to facilitate certain offenses, penalty. (H) Committee for Courts of Justice (H) Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice 01/06/15
HB 1527Berg – Child abuse or neglect; mandatory reports involving sexual offenses. (H) Committee for Courts of Justice (H) Assigned Courts sub: Criminal Law 01/13/15
HB 1537McQuinn – Student conduct; parental responsibility to prevent bullying. (H) Committee for Courts of Justice (H) Subcommittee recommends laying on the table 01/19/15
HB 1557Kory – Non-accredited schools, persistently; Board of Education guidance. (H) Committee on Education (H) Assigned Education sub: Education Reform 01/16/15
HB 1566Orrock – Individual school performance; star number scale. (H) Committee on Education (H) Subcommittee recommends laying on the table 01/27/15
HB 1581Watts – Family life education; advance directives related to mental health. (H) Committee on Education (H) Passed by for the day 02/02/15
HB 1582Watts – Adult abuse, neglect, or exploitation, suspected; mandated reporters. (H) Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions (H) Subcommittee recommends laying on the table 01/29/15
HB 1585Stolle – Schools failing to achieve full accreditation; scheduling flexibility. (H) Committee on Education


(S) Committee on Education and Health

(S) Referred to Senate Committee on Education and Health 01/27/15
HB 1590Krupicka – Cigarettes and other tobacco products; increases state tax rate. (H) Committee on Finance (H) Subcommittee recommends laying on the table 01/28/15
HB 1592Krupicka – High school graduation requirements; verified units of credit, alternative assessments. (H) Committee on Education (H) Subcommittee recommends laying on the table 01/27/15
HB 1612Greason – School service providers; protection of student personal information. (H) Committee on Education (H) Reported from Education with substitute (22-Y 0-N) 02/02/15
HB 1615Greason – Standards of Learning; integrated assessments to include multiple subject areas. (H) Committee on Education (H) VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (96-Y 0-N) 01/30/15
HB 1616Greason – Career and technical education; alignment with national certification requirements. (H) Committee on Education


(S) Committee on Education and Health

(S) Referred to Committee on Senate Education and Health 01/30/15
HB 1619Scott – Eleventh and twelfth grade transfer students; graduation requirements. (H) Committee on Education (H) Subcommittee recommends laying on the table 01/28/15
HB 1626Bell, Robert B. – Students receiving home instruction; participation in public school interscholastic programs. (H) Committee on Education


(S) Committee on Education and Health

(S) Referred to Committee on Education and Health 01/30/15
HB 1627Bell, Robert B. – Economics education and financial literacy; standard unit of credit, alternative assessment. (H) Committee on Education (H) Tabled in Education 02/02/15
HB 1643Villanueva – Virginia Human Rights Act; public employment; prohibited discrimination; sexual orientation. (H) Committee on General Laws (H) Subcommittee recommends laying on the table 01/29/15
HB 1668Filler-Corn – Public schools; Standards of Learning tests. (H) Committee on Education (H) Subcommittee recommends laying on the table 01/20/15
HB 1669Berg – Scholastic records; personally identifiable information contained in student databases. (H) Committee on Education (H) Assigned Education sub: Elementary and Secondary Education 01/28/15
HB 1672Greason – A-F school grading system; repeals system created in 2013, redesigns School Performance Report Card. (H) Committee on Appropriations (H) Assigned App. sub: Elementary & Secondary Education 01/30/15
HB 1674Greason – School accreditation; review of status by Board of Education. (H) Committee on Education (H) VOTE: PASSAGE (95-Y 0-N) 01/30/15
HB 1675Greason – Graduation requirements; local alternative paths to standard or verified units of credit. (H) Committee on Education (H) Passed by for the day 02/02/15
HB 1676Byron – Dual enrollment; option for students to take courses as part of career and technical education. (H) Committee on Education (H) Reported from Education with substitute (22-Y 0-N) 02/02/15
HB 1677Byron – Workforce development; grants for earning training credentials. (H) Committee on Education (H) Subcommittee recommends laying on the table 01/29/15
HB 1679Bell, Richard P. – Students, hearing or visually impaired; information on services on school division website. (H) Committee on Education (H) Reported from Education (22-Y 0-N) 02/02/15
HB 1684Surovell – Standards of Learning assessments; waivers (H) Committee on Education (H) Subcommittee recommends laying on the table 01/27/15
HB 1687Fariss – Battery; increases penalty when against a school employee engaged in performance of his duties. (H) Committee for Courts of Justice (H) Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice 01/10/15
HB 1698Wilt – Students; questionnaires and surveys requesting sexual information, etc. (H) Committee on Education (H) Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment(s) (8-Y 0-N) 01/29/15
HB 1706Farrell – Public schools; Standards of Learning tests. (H) Committee on Education (H) Subcommittee recommends laying on the table 01/20/15
HB 1713LeMunyon – Schools accredited with three warnings or denied accreditation; alternative enrollment policy. (H) Committee on Education (H) Assigned Education sub: Education Reform 01/23/15
HB 1714LeMunyon – Standards of Learning; third grade through eighth grade assessments. (H) Committee on Education (H) Assigned Education sub: Education Reform 01/23/15
HB 1744Hugo – Local employee grievance procedure; final step in procedure adopted by local government. (H) Committee on Counties, Cities and Towns (H) Referred to Committee on Counties, Cities and Towns 02/02/15
HB 1752LaRock – Board of Education; Standards of Learning. (H) Committee on Education (H) Assigned Education sub: Education Reform 01/23/15
HB 1753LaRock – Home instruction of children; requirements, year-end assessments, cutoff date. (H) Committee on Education (H) Assigned Education sub: Education Reform 01/23/15
HB 1754LaRock – Home instruction of children; parent to provide certain testing scores to division superintendent. (H) Committee on Education (H) Assigned Education sub: Education Reform 01/23/15
HB 1773Berg – Concealed handgun; possession on school property. (H) Committee on Education (H) Referred to Committee on Education 01/12/15
HB 1822Ward – Apprenticeship-related instruction; transfers certain duties. (H) Committee on Education (H) Reported from Education (21-Y 1-N) 02/02/15
HB 1838Robinson – School calendar; local school boards responsible for setting. (H) Committee on Education (H) Assigned Education sub: Education Reform 01/23/15
HB 1872Bulova – Schools denied accreditation, etc.; principal and assistant principal training program. (H) Committee on Education (H) Assigned Education sub: Education Reform 01/23/15
HB 1873Krupicka – Public schools; Board of Education to promulgate regulations for accreditation ratings. (H) Committee on Education (H) Assigned Education sub: Education Reform 01/23/15
HB 1894O’Quinn – Public schools; corporal punishment; exception. (H) Committee on Education (H) Assigned Education sub: Elementary and Secondary Education 01/23/15
HB 1899DeSteph – Administrative Process Act; legislative review of regulations. (H) Committee on General Laws (H) Subcommittee recommends reporting (6-Y 0-N) 01/29/15
HB 1926Anderson – Handheld personal communications devices; prohibits use while operating a motor vehicle. (H) Committee on Militia, Police and Public Safety (H) Subcommittee recommends laying on the table 01/22/15
HB 1941Adams – School calendar. (H) Committee on Education (H) Assigned Education sub: Education Reform 01/23/15
HB 1945McClellan – Domestic violence leave for employees. (H) Committee on Commerce and Labor (H) Subcommittee recommends laying on the table 01/29/15
HB 1953Poindexter – School boards; annual workforce summit. (H) Committee on Education (H) Subcommittee recommends laying on the table 01/28/15
HB 1962Landes – School board members, local; professional development activities requirement. (H) Committee on Education (H) Subcommittee recommends reporting (8-Y 0-N) 01/29/15
HB 2004Torian – School nurses; divisionwide ratio students in average daily membership. (H) Committee on Education (H) Subcommittee recommends striking from docket 01/28/15
HB 2005Torian – School Performance Report Card; instructional costs. (H) Committee on Education (H) Subcommittee recommends striking from docket 01/27/15
HB 2006Torian – School divisions; concussion policies and procedures; management plan. (H) Committee on Education (H) Subcommittee recommends laying on the table 01/28/15
HB 2010Surovell – Public elementary and secondary schools; uniform statewide grading scale. (H) Committee on Education (H) Assigned Education sub: Education Reform 01/23/15
HB 2020BaCote – Licensed local school board instructional or administrative employees; service retirement allowance. (H) Committee on Appropriations (H) Referred to Committee on Appropriations 02/02/15
HB 2088Murphy – Economics education and financial literacy; instruction, graduation requirements. (H) Committee on Education (H) Stricken from docket by Education (22-Y 0-N) 01/21/15
HB 2114Bell, Richard P. – Competitive foods; school-sponsored fundraisers. (H) Committee on Education (H) Reported from Education (21-Y 1-N) 02/02/15
HB 2137Yancey – Teachers; initial licensure with an endorsement in the areas of career & technical education & math. (H) Committee on Education (H) Assigned Education sub: Elementary and Secondary Education 01/23/15
HB 2149Hester – School board, local; professional development for members appointed to schools denied accreditation. (H) Committee on Education (H) Stricken from docket by Education 01/26/15
HB 2151Yancey – Employment; break to express breast milk. (H) Committee on Commerce and Labor (H) Subcommittee recommends striking from docket 01/29/15
HB 2180Webert – Grading system for individual school performance; delays full implementation of A-F. (H) Committee on Education (H) Subcommittee recommends laying on the table 01/27/15
HB 2186Kory – Public school buildings; minimum standards, recommendations for minimum usable school site size. (H) Committee on Education (H) Assigned Education sub: Elementary and Secondary Education 01/23/15
HB 2201Toscano – Academic transcripts; documentation of dismissal. (H) Committee on Education (H) Assigned Education sub: Higher Education 01/23/15
HB 2208Orrock – Teachers; career and technical education endorsement. (H) Committee on Education (H) Assigned Education sub: Elementary and Secondary Education 01/23/15
HB 2210Leftwich – Repetition of grade levels; illegitimate, non-educational reason for an enrolled student to repeat. (H) Committee on Education (H) Assigned Education sub: Elementary and Secondary Education 01/23/15
HB 2218Hope – Advanced studies diploma; foreign language requirements, technical programming or design language. (H) Committee on Education (H) Assigned Education sub: Elementary and Secondary Education 01/23/15
HB 2220Davis – Charter schools; per pupil funding to be allocated by local school board on a non-categorical basis. (H) Committee on Education (H) Assigned Education sub: Education Reform 01/23/15
HB 2231LaRock – Student discipline; modifying long-term suspensions and expulsions. (H) Committee on Education (H) Assigned Education sub: Elementary and Secondary Education 01/23/15
HB 2238LaRock – Virginia Parental Choice Education Savings Accounts; established. (H) Committee on Appropriations (H) Referred to Committee on Appropriations 02/02/15
HB 2241Austin – Standards of Learning; eligibility for retake of tests. (H) Committee on Education (H) Assigned Education sub: Education Reform 01/23/15
HB 2271Futrell – English language learners; WIDA assessment. (H) Committee on Education (H) Assigned Education sub: Education Reform 01/23/15
HB 2272Futrell – Driver education programs; parent/student component. (H) Committee on Education (H) Assigned Education sub: Elementary and Secondary Education 01/23/15
HB 2276Orrock – Standard diploma; career and technical education credential, exemption. (H) Committee on Education (H) Assigned Education sub: Elementary and Secondary Education 01/23/15
HB 2284Mason – Uniformed services-connected students; Department of Education to establish process to identify. (H) Committee on Education (H) Assigned Education sub: Elementary and Secondary Education 01/26/15
HB 2374Cline – Teacher licensure; professional development in indicators of dyslexia. (H) Committee on Education (H) Assigned Education sub: Elementary and Secondary Education 01/26/15
HB 2380Bell, Robert B. – Community services boards and behavioral health authorities; information for students. (H) Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions (H) Subcommittee recommends referring to Committee on Appropriations 01/29/15
SB 723Black – Public schools; health information form. (S) Committee on Education and Health (S) Stricken at request of patron in Education and Health (14-Y 0-N) 01/15/15
SB 724Black – SOL; Bd. of Education prohibited from adopting revisions that implement Common Core State Standards. (S) Committee on Education and Health (S) Read third time and passed Senate (21-Y 17-N) 01/30/15
SB 727Black – A-F school grading system. (S) Committee on Education and Health (S) Passed by for the day 02/02/15
SB 757Barker – Standards of Learning; eligibility for retake of test. (S) Committee on Education and Health (S) Incorporated by Education and Health (SB874-Cosgrove) (15-Y 0-N) 01/22/15
SB 782Favola – The use of seclusion and restraint in public schools; Board of Education regulations. (H) Committee on Education

(S) Committee on Education and Health(H) Referred to Committee on Education01/30/15SB 784Lucas – Cigarettes; all localities allowed to impose a tax.(S) Committee on Finance(S) Failed to report (defeated) in Finance (3-Y 12-N)01/21/15SB 821Miller – Opportunity Educational Institution; repeals Institution.(H) Committee on Education


(S) Committee on Education and Health(H) Referred to Committee on Education01/30/15SB 823Miller – Public schools; physical activity requirement.(H) Committee on Education


(S) Committee on Education and Health(H) Referred to Committee on Education01/30/15SB 852Carrico – Public schools; definition of corporal punishment, exception.(H) Committee on Education


(S) Committee on Education and Health(H) Referred to Committee on Education01/30/15SB 856Stanley – School-sponsored fund-raisers; regulations by Board of Education.(S) Committee on Education and Health(S) Stricken at request of patron in Education and Health (15-Y 0-N)01/22/15SB 874Cosgrove – Standards of Learning; eligibility for retake of tests.(H) Committee on Education


(S) Committee on Education and Health(H) Referred to Committee on Education01/30/15SB 897Miller – Standards of Learning; eligibility for retake of tests.(S) Committee on Education and Health(S) Incorporated by Education and Health (SB874-Cosgrove) (15-Y 0-N)01/22/15

 

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Bills Committee Last action Date
SB 897Miller – Standards of Learning; eligibility for retake of tests. (S) Committee on Education and Health (S) Incorporated by Education and Health (SB874-Cosgrove) (15-Y 0-N) 01/22/15
SB 900Barker – SOL; school divisions to determine date for assessments. (S) Committee on Education and Health (S) Engrossed by Senate – committee substitute SB900S1 02/02/15
SB 916Wexton – Diploma seals; BOE shall establish criteria for awarding. (S) Committee on Education and Health (S) Printed as engrossed 15101050D-E 02/02/15
SB 980Favola – Public schools; teacher grievance procedures. (S) Committee on Education and Health (S) Stricken at request of patron in Education and Health (15-Y 0-N) 01/29/15
SB 982Garrett – Public schools; Board of Education’s graduation requirements, verified credits. (S) Committee on Education and Health (S) Engrossed by Senate – committee substitute SB982S1 02/02/15
SB 983Garrett – Four-year public institutions of higher education; dual enrollment programs. (S) Committee on Education and Health (S) Assigned Education sub: Public Education 01/26/15
SB 984Garrett – Standards of Learning tests; expedited retake. (S) Committee on Education and Health (S) Incorporated by Education and Health (SB874-Cosgrove) (15-Y 0-N) 01/22/15
SB 995Stuart – Standards of Learning tests; expedited retake. (S) Committee on Education and Health (S) Incorporated by Education and Health (SB874-Cosgrove) (15-Y 0-N) 01/22/15
SB 998Stuart – School divisions; concussion policies and procedures, establishing a management plan. (S) Committee on Education and Health (S) Assigned Education sub: Public Education 01/20/15
SB 1020Miller – Standards of Learning; reduced number and type of assessments. (S) Committee on Education and Health (S) Failed to report (defeated) in Education and Health (6-Y 9-N) 01/29/15
SB 1021Puller – Standards of Accreditation; recess included as instructional time in elementary school. (S) Committee on Education and Health (S) Engrossed by Senate – committee substitute SB1021S1 02/02/15
SB 1063Obenshain – Charter schools; personnel. (S) Committee on Education and Health (S) Assigned Education sub: Public Education 01/26/15
SB 1105Miller – School Health Advisory Board; established, report. (H) Committee on Education

(S) Committee on Education and Health(H) Referred to Committee on Education01/30/15SB 1110Barker – Search of electronic device without warrant prohibited.(S) Committee for Courts of Justice(S) Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice01/13/15SB 1112Barker – Public schools; kindergarten instructional time.(S) Committee on Education and Health(S) Passed by indefinitely in Education and Health (8-Y 7-N)01/29/15SB 1113Barker – Impersonation via computer; Class 3 misdemeanor.(S) Committee on Finance(S) Rereferred to Finance01/28/15SB 1116Barker – Standards of Learning; alternative assessment.(S) Committee on Education and Health(S) Engrossed by Senate – committee substitute SB1116S102/02/15SB 1117Norment – Child abuse or neglect, suspected; time period for investigation.(S) Committee on Rehabilitation and Social Services(S) Constitutional reading dispensed (38-Y 0-N)02/02/15SB 1132Garrett – Concealed handgun; possession on school property.(S) Committee for Courts of Justice(S) Read third time and defeated by Senate (18-Y 20-N)02/02/15SB 1145Alexander – Local school board members; professional development.(S) Committee on Education and Health(S) Stricken at request of patron in Education and Health (15-Y 0-N)01/29/15SB 1191Norment – Firearms; possession on school property.(S) Committee for Courts of Justice(S) Passed Senate (28-Y 11-N)01/29/15SB 1193Norment – Academic transcripts; suspension or permanent dismissal from institution.(S) Committee for Courts of Justice(S) Incorporates SB132601/27/15SB 1236Favola – Special diplomas; eliminates the term.(S) Committee on Education and Health(S) Read second time and engrossed02/02/15SB 1293Martin – Public elementary and secondary schools; student identification numbers.(S) Committee on Education and Health(S) Assigned Education sub: Public Education01/26/15SB 1320Locke – Public schools; accreditation ratings.(S) Committee on Education and Health(S) Read second time and engrossed02/02/15SB 1326Deeds – Academic transcripts; documentation of dismissal.(S) Committee on Education and Health(S) Incorporated by Education and Health (SB1193-Norment) (14-Y 0-N)01/26/15SB 1354Reeves – Uniformed services-connected students; identification.(S) Committee on Education and Health(S) Assigned Education sub: Public Education01/26/15SB 1369Norment – Establishment of the Virginia Science Technology Engineering and Applied Mathematics Academy.(S) Committee on Education and Health(S) Assigned Education sub: Public Education01/30/15SB 1383Black – Home instruction; privacy of student information, claiming religious exemption.(S) Committee on Education and Health(S) Printed as engrossed 15103305D-E02/02/15SB 1386Vogel – Teacher licensure; professional development.(S) Committee on Education and Health(S) Assigned Education sub: Public Education01/30/15SB 1403Martin – Home instruction; evidence of progress requirement for students.