Bill Text: VA HB1844 | 2019 | Regular Session | Prefiled


Bill Title: Teachers; annual report on shortages in each school division.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 2-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2019-01-14 - Subcommittee recommends striking from docket (8-Y 0-N) [HB1844 Detail]

Download: Virginia-2019-HB1844-Prefiled.html
19100697D
HOUSE BILL NO. 1844
Offered January 9, 2019
Prefiled January 2, 2019
A BILL to amend the Code of Virginia by adding a section numbered 22.1-290.2, relating to teacher shortages; data; task force.
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Patron-- Rodman
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Committee Referral Pending
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Be it enacted by the General Assembly of Virginia:

1. That the Code of Virginia is amended by adding a section numbered 22.1-290.2 as follows:

§22.1-290.2. Teacher shortages; data; task force.

A. Each school board shall report to the Department of Education annually no later than December 31 the number of full-time teacher vacancies in the school division as of November 1, by endorsement area.

B. Each education preparation program shall report to the Department of Education annually no later than December 31 the number of individuals who graduated from the program during the current calendar year, by endorsement area.

C. The Department of Education shall aggregate and report to each school board and education preparation program the data collected pursuant to subsections A and B.

D. The Department of Education shall convene a task force comprised of such stakeholders as it deems appropriate to analyze the data collected and reported pursuant to this section and recommend policies for addressing any shortage of teachers in the Commonwealth.

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