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VAHB2053VetoSchool boards; staffing ratios; guidance counselors. Changes the name of guidance counselors to school counselors and requires school boards to employ school counselors in accordance with the following ratios: in elementary schools, one hour per day ...
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2019-05-03
Governor: Vetoed by Governor
VAHB2192PassModernization of public school buildings and facilities. Provides that it is the legislative intent that public school buildings and facilities be designed, constructed, maintained, and operated to generate more electricity than consumed, and allows ...
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2019-03-26
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0819)
VASB1331PassModernization of public school buildings and facilities. Provides that it is the legislative intent that public school buildings and facilities be designed, constructed, maintained, and operated to generate more electricity than consumed, and allows ...
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2019-03-26
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0818)
VASB1093PassLiterary Fund; school modernization. Requires the Board of Education to create a program in which monies from the Literary Fund would be used to subsidize interest payments by local governing bodies and school boards on certain loans from the Virgini...
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2019-03-25
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0807)
VASB1406PassSchool boards; staffing ratios; guidance counselors. Changes the name of guidance counselors to school counselors and requires school boards to employ school counselors in accordance with the following ratios: in elementary schools, one hour per day ...
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2019-03-25
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0796)
VASB1586PassSuperintendent of Public Instruction; consolidation of surveys. Requires the Superintendent of Public Instruction to identify any survey, questionnaire, inquiry, or other communication that requires a response from a school board or division superint...
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2019-03-21
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0768)
VASB1575PassAdvisory Board on Teacher Education and Licensure; teacher licensure; dual enrollment and career and technical education. Grants to the Chancellor of the Virginia Community College System voting privileges as a member of the Advisory Board on Teacher...
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2019-03-21
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0767)
VASB1713PassSchool bus operators; training. Requires the Board of Education to include in its training program for school bus operators safety protocols for responding to adverse weather conditions, unsafe conditions during loading and unloading of students, stu...
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2019-03-21
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0769)
VASB1718PassDepartment of Education; reading diagnostic tools; report. Directs the Department of Education (the Department) to consult with stakeholders and develop a plan to implement a pilot program to incorporate additional diagnostic tools into reading diagn...
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2019-03-21
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0770)
VASB1728PassStandards of Learning Innovation Committee; repeal. Repeals the Standards of Learning Innovation Committee.
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2019-03-21
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0771)
VAHB2140PassSchool calendar; opening of the school year; Planning District 16. Authorizes the school board of any school division located in Planning District 16 that was not granted a good cause waiver for the 2018-2019 school year but would qualify for such a ...
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2019-03-19
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0637)
VAHB2124PassLength of school term; waiver for evacuation. Requires the Board of Education to waive the requirement that school divisions provide additional teaching days or teaching hours to compensate for school closings resulting from an evacuation directed an...
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2019-03-19
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0644)
VASB1269PassLength of school term; waiver for evacuation. Requires the Board of Education to waive the requirement that school divisions provide additional teaching days or teaching hours to compensate for school closings resulting from an evacuation directed an...
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2019-03-19
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0645)
VAHB2662PassHigh school graduation requirements; work experience; capstone project. Directs the Board of Education to develop and submit to the Chairmen of the House Committee on Education and the Senate Committee on Education and Health no later than November 1...
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2019-03-19
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0640)
VASB1005PassSchool calendar; opening day of the school year. Requires each local school board to set the school calendar so that the first day students are required to attend school is no earlier than 14 days before Labor Day unless the Board of Education waives...
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2019-03-18
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0570)
VAHB1652PassSchool calendar; opening day of the school year. Requires each local school board to set the school calendar so that the first day students are required to attend school is no earlier than 14 days before Labor Day unless the Board of Education waives...
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2019-03-18
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0569)
VAHB1734PassVirginia Center for School and Campus Safety; threat assessment; case management tool. Requires the Virginia Center for School and Campus Safety to develop a case management tool for use by public elementary and secondary school threat assessment tea...
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2019-03-18
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0456)
VAHB1720PassPossession or distribution of cannabidiol oil or THC-A oil; public schools. Provides that no school nurse employed by a local school board, person employed by a local health department who is assigned to the public school pursuant to an agreement bet...
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2019-03-18
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0573)
VAHB1733PassSchool boards; local law-enforcement agencies; memorandums of understanding. Requires (i) the Virginia Center for School and Campus Safety to develop a model memorandum of understanding and (ii) the school board in each school division in which the l...
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2019-03-18
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0455)
VASB1141PassFamily life education; human trafficking. Requires the Board of Education, in its curriculum guidelines for family life education, to include instruction on the prevention of human trafficking. Additionally, the bill requires any high school family l...
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2019-03-18
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0595)
VASB1130PassDepartment of Criminal Justice Services; school resource officers; school administrators; training. Requires the Department of Criminal Justice Services (Department) to establish, and every full-time or part-time law-enforcement officer employed as a...
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2019-03-18
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0488)
VAHB1868PassVirginia Index of Performance incentive program; Exemplar School Recognition Program. Renames the Virginia Index of Performance (VIP) incentive program as the Exemplar School Recognition Program (the Program) and makes several changes to the Program ...
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2019-03-18
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0576)
VAHB1881PassPublic schools; instruction on the risks of certain nicotine products. Requires the Virginia Foundation for Healthy Youth to develop and the Department of Education to distribute to each local school division educational materials concerning the heal...
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2019-03-18
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0577)
VASB1159PassFamily life education; female genital mutilation. Requires any family life education curriculum offered by a local school division to incorporate age-appropriate elements of effective and evidence-based programs on the harmful physical and emotional ...
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2019-03-18
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0596)
VASB1214PassSchool boards; local law-enforcement agencies; memorandums of understanding. Requires (i) the Virginia Center for School and Campus Safety to develop a model memorandum of understanding and (ii) the school board in each school division in which the l...
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2019-03-18
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0502)
VAHB1997PassPublic elementary and secondary school students; protective orders; notification. Requires any school principal who receives notice that a circuit court, general district court, juvenile and domestic relations court, or magistrate has issued a protec...
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2019-03-18
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0579)
VAHB2107PassPublic schools; parental review of certain anti-bullying and suicide prevention materials. Requires local school boards to develop and implement policies that ensure parents the right to review any audio-visual materials that contain graphic sexual o...
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2019-03-18
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0581)
VAHB2123PassSchool boards; public institutions of higher education; College and Career Access Pathways Partnerships. Permits each local school board to enter into College and Career Access Pathways Partnerships (Partnerships), currently referred to as agreements...
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2019-03-18
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0582)
VAHB2147PassStandards for Accreditation; review and corrective action. Aligns the state review process of underperforming schools and school divisions with the new Standards for Accreditation adopted by the Board of Education (Board). The bill requires the Board...
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2019-03-18
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0585)
VASB1433PassDepartment of Education; teacher employment data. Requires the Department of Education, upon the implementation of an automated teacher licensure and intake system, to aggregate and report to each education preparation program certain teacher employm...
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2019-03-18
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0598)
VAHB2297PassFree public elementary and secondary education; eligibility criteria. Requires every person of school age to be deemed to reside in a school division for the purpose of eligibility for free public elementary and secondary education in such school div...
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2019-03-18
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0586)
VAHB2325PassSchool board employees; discipline; written reprimand. Requires the Board of Education to include, in its regulations that prescribe the requirements for the licensure of teachers and other school personnel required to hold a license, procedures for ...
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2019-03-18
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0587)
VAHB2599PassUse of seclusion and restraint in public schools. Requires the Board of Education, in its regulations regarding the use of seclusion and restraint in public schools, to specifically identify and prohibit the use of any method of restraint or seclusio...
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2019-03-18
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0591)
VASB1419PassDepartment of Education; establishment of microcredential program. Permits the Department of Education to establish a microcredential program for the purpose of permitting any public elementary or secondary school teacher who holds a renewable or pro...
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2019-03-18
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0597)
VASB1632PassPossession or distribution of cannabidiol oil or THC-A oil; public schools. Provides that no school nurse employed by a local school board, person employed by a local health department who is assigned to the public school pursuant to an agreement bet...
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2019-03-18
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0574)
VAHB2721PassEmployment of school security officers; law-enforcement officers previously employed by the United States or any state or political subdivision thereof; carrying a firearm in performance of duties. Allows a school security officer to carry a firearm ...
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2019-03-18
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0493)
VAHB1623PassMilitary families; relocation to the Commonwealth; student registration. Permits any student whose service member parent is relocated to the Commonwealth pursuant to orders received to register for courses and other academic programs and participate ...
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2019-03-14
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0404)
VAHB1807PassState share for basic aid; duration of certain agreements. Provides that certain cost-savings agreements between school divisions will remain in effect until terminated by the school divisions. Under current law, such agreements are valid for a perio...
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2019-03-14
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0405)
VASB1220PassDevelopment and review of school crisis, emergency management, and medical emergency response plans; include certain first responders. Requires each school board to include the chief law-enforcement officer, the fire chief, the chief of the emergency...
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2019-03-14
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0410)
VAHB2037PassTeacher licensure; criteria; assessments. Requires the Board of Education to issue a license to an individual seeking initial licensure who has not completed the professional assessments prescribed by the Board, if such individual (i) holds a provisi...
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2019-03-14
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0407)
VAHB2486PassTeacher licensure; reciprocity; alternate routes. Requires the Board of Education, in its regulations providing for licensure by reciprocity, to grant special consideration to individuals who have successfully completed a program offered by a provide...
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2019-03-14
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0409)
VASB1771PassState share for basic aid; duration of certain agreements. Provides that certain cost-savings agreements between school divisions will remain in effect until terminated by the school divisions. Under current law, such agreements are valid for a perio...
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2019-03-14
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0406)
VAHB1753PassSchool buildings; electronic room partitions. Prohibits school employees from opening or closing an electronic room partition in any school building except under certain limited circumstances. The bill requires any annual safety review or exercise fo...
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2019-03-12
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0369)
VAHB2205PassFamily life education; consent. Requires any high school family life education curriculum offered by a local school division to incorporate age-appropriate elements of effective and evidence-based programs on the law and meaning of consent. Under cur...
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2019-03-12
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0372)
VAHB1986PassCertain facilities in the Commonwealth; participation in educational programs. Requires any person of school age who is admitted to the Commonwealth Center for Children and Adolescents to be permitted to participate in any education program offered i...
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2019-03-08
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0281)
VAHB2137PassPersons who are deaf or hard of hearing; terminology. Replaces the term "hearing impaired" and its variations with "deaf or hard of hearing" and "hearing loss" throughout the Code of Virginia. The bill also renames the Virginia Hearing Impairment Ide...
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2019-03-08
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0288)
VAHB2384PassPublic schools; tobacco products and nicotine vapor products. Requires each school board to (i) develop and implement a policy to prohibit the use and distribution of tobacco products and nicotine vapor products on a school bus, on school property, o...
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2019-03-06
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0246)
VAHB1738PassSchool buildings; plans to be reviewed by an individual or entity experienced in crime prevention through environmental design. Requires the plans and specifications for new or remodeled public school building construction to be reviewed by an indivi...
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2019-03-05
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0226)
VAHB2217PassDepartment of Education; establishment of microcredential program. Permits the Department of Education to establish a microcredential program for the purpose of permitting any public elementary or secondary school teacher who holds a renewable or pro...
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2019-03-05
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0227)
VASB1298PassAlternative education programs; data. Requires the Department of Education to annually collect from each school board and publish on its website various enrollment and achievement data on alternative education programs for students who have been susp...
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2019-03-05
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0232)
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