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VAHB376PassTeachers, other instructional personnel, and support staff; shortages; data; reporting. Requires (i) each school board to report to the Department of Education annually the number and type of teacher, other instructional personnel, and support staff ...
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2020-04-06
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 674 (effective 7/1/20)
VAHB405PassMenstrual supplies; availability; public elementary, middle, and high schools. Requires each school board to make tampons or pads available, at all times and at no cost to students, (i) in such accessible locations as it deems appropriate in each ele...
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2020-04-06
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 675 (effective 7/1/20)
VASB232PassMenstrual supplies; availability; public elementary, middle, and high schools. Requires each school board to make tampons or pads available, at all times and at no cost to students, (i) in such accessible locations as it deems appropriate in each ele...
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2020-04-06
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 676 (effective 7/1/20)
VAHB837PassBoard of Education; school boards; dress or grooming codes. Requires the Board of Education to include in its guidelines and model policies for codes of student conduct (i) standards for reducing bias and harassment in the enforcement of any code of ...
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2020-04-06
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 678 (effective 7/1/20)
VASB515PassOpening of the school year; Northern Neck Technical Center. Permits the school board of any school division from which students attend Northern Neck Technical Center to set the school calendar so that the first day that students are required to atten...
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2020-04-06
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 695 (effective 7/1/20)
VASB463PassSudden cardiac arrest prevention in student-athletes. Directs the Board of Education to develop, biennially update, and distribute to each local school division guidelines on policies to inform and educate coaches, student-athletes, and student-athle...
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2020-04-06
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 694 (effective 7/1/20)
VAHB1073PassParental educational information; tobacco and nicotine vapor products. Requires each school board to annually provide parents of pupils in grades kindergarten through 12 information regarding the health dangers of tobacco and nicotine vapor products....
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2020-04-06
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 679 (effective 7/1/20)
VAHB1388PassPublic school accreditation; triennial review. Eliminates the ability of a school that only maintains a passing rate on Virginia assessment program tests or additional tests approved by the Board of Education of 95 percent or above in each of the fou...
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2020-04-06
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 688 (effective 7/1/20)
VAHB1394PassFamily life education programs; materials; summaries. Requires each local school board that offers a family life education program to post for public viewing on the local school division's official website a summary of such program. The bill also req...
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2020-04-06
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 689 (effective 7/1/20)
VAHB1336PassFamily life education; Standards of Learning and curriculum guidelines; contemporary community standards; review. Requires each school board to conduct a review of its family life education curricula at least once every seven years, to evaluate wheth...
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2020-04-06
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 687 (effective 7/1/20)
VAHB1443PassDepartment of Education; biennial teacher compensation review. Requires the Department of Education to conduct a biennial review of teacher compensation that takes into consideration the Commonwealth's compensation for teachers relative to the nation...
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2020-04-06
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 690 (effective 7/1/20)
VAHB1426PassSchool boards; school meals; availability to students. Requires each school board to require each public elementary and secondary school in the local school division to participate in the federal National School Lunch Program and the federal School B...
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2020-04-06
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 683 (effective 7/1/21)
VASB595PassPublic School Security Equipment Grant Act of 2013; eligible security equipment; vaping detectors. Classifies vaping detectors as eligible security equipment under the Public School Security Equipment Grant Act of 2013.
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2020-04-06
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 686 (effective 7/1/20)
VAHB1613PassPublic school teachers; technical professional licenses; eligibility criteria. Requires the Board of Education, pursuant to regulation, to permit any individual who seeks a technical professional license to substitute the successful completion of an ...
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2020-04-06
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 684 (effective 7/1/20)
VASB41PassVirginia Council on the Interstate Compact on Educational Opportunity for Military Children; membership. Adds two nonlegislative citizen members to the Virginia Council on the Interstate Compact on Educational Opportunity for Military Children, one o...
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2020-04-02
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 600 (effective 7/1/20)
VAHB1143PassLocal school boards; support services positions; licensed behavior analysts and licensed assistant behavior analysts. Includes licensed behavior analysts and licensed assistant behavior analysts as support services positions in a local school divisio...
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2020-04-02
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 635 (effective 7/1/20)
VAHB1276PassSchool boards; career and technical education; academic and career plans; contents. Requires each school board to include, as part of each student's academic and career plan in the career and technical education curricula, a list of (i) the top 100 p...
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2020-04-02
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 637 (effective 7/1/20)
VAHB1469PassTeachers employed in certain private schools; provisional licenses; extension. Requires the Board of Education to extend for at least one additional year, but for no more than two additional years, the three-year provisional license of a teacher empl...
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2020-04-02
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 639 (effective 7/1/20)
VAHB1491PassStudent voters; Virginia voter registration. Requires each public high school to provide to any enrolled student who is of voting age or otherwise eligible to register to vote access to Virginia voter registration information and applications, or acc...
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2020-04-02
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 612 (effective 7/1/20)
VAHB1630PassPublic schools; provisional teacher licensure; certain individuals. Permits any school board and division superintendent to extend from three months to six months the period within which the provisional license of an individual seeking initial teache...
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2020-04-02
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 640 (effective 7/1/20)
VAHB1653PassDepartment of Education; data collection; school counselor positions. Requires the Department of Education to collect data from school boards regarding their ability to fill school counselor positions, including (i) the number of school counselors em...
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2020-04-02
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 641 (effective 7/1/20)
VASB44PassPublic elementary and secondary school students; topical sunscreen. Permits any public elementary or secondary school student to possess and use topical sunscreen in its original packaging on a school bus, on school property, or at a school-sponsored...
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2020-03-31
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 579 (effective 7/1/20)
VASB112PassPublic schools; diploma requirements; dual enrollment and work-based learning options. Requires the Board of Education to include in its graduation requirements the options for students to complete a dual enrollment course or high-quality work-based ...
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2020-03-31
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 580 (effective 7/1/20)
VASB238PassPublic schools; kindergarten instructional time. Increases from 540 hours to 990 hours the minimum instructional hours in a school year for students in kindergarten, beginning July 1, 2022. The bill directs the Board of Education to adopt regulations...
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2020-03-31
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 582 (effective 7/1/20)
VAHB703PassSchool meal debt; donations. Permits any school board to solicit and receive any donation or other funds for the purpose of eliminating or offsetting any school meal debt at any time and requires each school board to use any such funds solely for suc...
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2020-03-31
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 575 (effective 7/1/20)
VAHB698PassSchool boards; distribution of excess food. Allows public school boards to distribute excess food to students eligible for the School Breakfast Program or National School Lunch Program administered by the U.S. Department of Agriculture or to students...
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2020-03-31
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 574 (effective 7/1/20)
VAHB1208PassSchool boards; duties; student transportation in certain cases. Requires each school board that provides for the transportation of students and that has established a rule, regulation, or policy to exclude certain students who reside within a certain...
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2020-03-31
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 576 (effective 7/1/20)
VASB853PassDepartment of Education; Culturally Relevant and Inclusive Education Practices Advisory Committee; report. Requires the Department of Education to establish and appoint such members as it deems appropriate to a Culturally Relevant and Inclusive Educa...
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2020-03-31
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 573 (effective 7/1/20)
VAHB697PassSchool meal policies. Requires each local school board to adopt policies that prohibit school board employees from requiring a student who cannot pay for a meal at school or who owes a school meal debt to throw away or discard a meal after it has bee...
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2020-03-27
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 509 (effective 7/1/20)
VAHB836PassDepartment of Education; microcredentials; plan. Requires the Department of Education to develop a plan to adopt and implement standards for microcredentials used toward add-on endorsements and renewal of licenses earned by Virginia license holders i...
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2020-03-27
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 510 (effective 7/1/20)
VAHB1300PassVirginia Public Procurement Act; statute of limitations on performance bonds; statute of limitations on construction contracts and architectural and engineering contracts. Provides that an action against the surety on a performance bond shall be brou...
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2020-03-27
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 496 (effective 7/1/20)
VAHB1344PassBoard of Education; teacher licensure; written reprimand; suspension. Provides that when adopting regulations regarding the issuance of written reprimands of teachers and other school personnel required to hold a license, the Board of Education shall...
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2020-03-27
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 513 (effective 7/1/20)
VASB607PassVirginia Public Procurement Act; statute of limitations on performance bonds; statute of limitations on construction contracts and architectural and engineering contracts. Provides that an action against the surety on a performance bond shall be brou...
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2020-03-27
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 497 (effective 7/1/20)
VAHB74PassSchool boards; mental health awareness training. Requires each school board to (i) adopt and implement policies that require each teacher and other relevant personnel, as determined by the school board, employed on a full-time basis, to complete a me...
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2020-03-25
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 471 (effective 7/1/20)
VAHB368PassPublic schools; enrollment; certain children placed in foster care. Specifies that several provisions of law relating to the public school enrollment of children placed in foster care apply to any pupil who was in foster care when he reached age 18 b...
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2020-03-25
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 474 (effective 7/1/20)
VASB275PassPublic schools; enrollment; certain children placed in foster care. Specifies that several provisions of law relating to the public school enrollment of children placed in foster care apply to any pupil who was in foster care when he reached age 18 b...
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2020-03-25
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 475 (effective 7/1/20)
VAHB999PassSchool board policies; epinephrine; accessibility. Requires each school board's policies on the possession and administration of epinephrine in every school in the local school division to require that at least one school nurse, employee of the schoo...
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2020-03-25
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 476 (effective 7/1/20)
VAHB1174PassProfessional use by practitioners; administration of inhaled asthma medication. Provides that, pursuant to an order or standing protocol issued by the prescriber within the course of his professional practice, any school nurse, school board employee,...
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2020-03-25
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 460 (effective 7/1/20)
VASB619PassSchool boards; mental health awareness training. Requires each school board to (i) adopt and implement policies that require each teacher and other relevant personnel, as determined by the school board, employed on a full-time basis, to complete a me...
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2020-03-25
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 472 (effective 7/1/20)
VASB324PassSchool bus drivers; critical shortages. Requires the Superintendent of Public Instruction, with the assistance of each school board or division superintendent, to survey each local school division to identify critical shortages of school bus drivers ...
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2020-03-23
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 437 (effective 7/1/20)
VASB34EnrollDriver privilege cards; penalty. Authorizes the issuance of new driver privilege cards by the Department of Motor Vehicles to an applicant who (i) has reported income from Virginia sources or been claimed as a dependent on an individual tax return fi...
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2020-03-20
Governor: Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 11, 2020
VAHB36EnrollPublic institutions of higher education; student journalists; freedom of speech and the press. Declares that, except in certain limited circumstances, a student journalist at a public institution of higher education has the right to exercise freedom ...
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2020-03-20
Governor: Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 11, 2020
VAHB2EnrollFirearm sales; criminal history record information checks; penalty. Requires a background check for any firearm sale and directs the Department of State Police (the Department) to establish a process for transferors to obtain such a background check ...
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2020-03-20
Governor: Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 11, 2020
VASB70EnrollFirearm sales; criminal history record information checks; penalty. Requires a background check for any firearm sale and directs the Department of State Police (the Department) to establish a process for transferors to obtain such a background check ...
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2020-03-20
Governor: Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 11, 2020
VAHB271EnrollPublic schools; school resource officers; data. Requires the Department of Criminal Justice Services, in coordination with the Department of Education and the Department of Juvenile Justice, to annually collect, report, and publish data related to in...
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2020-03-20
Governor: Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 11, 2020
VAHB402EnrollPublic schools; lock-down drills; frequency; exemptions. Requires every public school to hold at least one lock-down drill after the first 60 days of the school session, in addition to the two lock-down drills required to be held during the first 20 ...
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2020-03-20
Governor: Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 11, 2020
VASB392EnrollLocal school boards; lead testing; report; parental notification. Requires each local school board's plan to test and remediate certain potable water sources to be consistent with guidance published by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency or the ...
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2020-03-20
Governor: Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 11, 2020
VAHB975EnrollInstructional positions; students identified as having limited English proficiency. Requires, effective with the 2020-2021 school year, state funding to be provided pursuant to the general appropriation act to support 18.5 full-time equivalent instru...
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2020-03-20
Governor: Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 11, 2020
VAHB1049EnrollProhibited discrimination; sexual orientation and gender identity. Prohibits discrimination in employment, public accommodation, public contracting, apprenticeship programs, housing, banking, and insurance on the basis of sexual orientation or gender...
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2020-03-20
Governor: Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 11, 2020
VASB880EnrollMinimum staffing ratio for school counselors. Requires local school boards to employ school counselors in accordance with the following ratios, effective with the 2020-2021 school year: in elementary schools, one hour per day per 75 students, one ful...
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2020-03-20
Governor: Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 11, 2020
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