Bills Pending Virginia House Education Committee

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VASB1218EngrossPublic high schools; Standards of Learning assessments. Requires the Standards of Learning assessments administered to students in grades nine through 12 to include reading, writing, mathematics, biology, and Virginia and U.S. history. The bill requi...
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2019-02-19
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VASB1595EngrossDepartment of Education; individualized education program teams; guidelines. Requires the Department of Education to establish guidelines for individualized education program (IEP) teams to utilize when developing IEPs for children with disabilities ...
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2019-02-19
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VAHB2567IntroPublic institutions of higher education in the Commonwealth; free exercise of religion on campus. Provides that, except as otherwise permitted by the First Amendment to the United States Constitution, no public institution of higher education shall p...
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2019-02-05
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VAHB1831IntroPublic institutions of higher education; enrolled students; disciplinary proceedings; due process. Establishes several requirements for formal and informal proceedings against any student enrolled at a public institution of higher education who is al...
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2019-02-05
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VAHB2125IntroBoard of Education; alternative pathway to the advanced studies diploma. Directs the Board of Education to establish a pathway to the advanced studies high school diploma that requires advanced coursework in career and technical education in lieu of ...
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2019-02-05
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VAHB2291IntroSchool boards; local law-enforcement agencies; memorandums of understanding. Requires the school board in each school division in which the local law-enforcement agency employs school resource officers to enter into a memorandum of understanding with...
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2019-02-05
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VAHB2654IntroStudents who receive home instruction; documentation. Provides that, except as otherwise required by relevant law, no parent who provides home instruction for his child in lieu of school attendance shall be required to provide to the school board in ...
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2019-02-05
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VAHB2612IntroPlanning time for public school teachers. Requires each school board to ensure that each elementary school, middle school, and high school teacher in its employment is provided at least one 45-minute period per school day as planning time that is une...
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2019-02-05
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VAHB2628IntroMilitary families; relocation to the Commonwealth; student registration. Permits any student whose parent has received orders to relocate to a duty station in the Commonwealth to register for courses and other academic programs and participate in the...
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2019-02-05
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VAHB1693IntroHigh school family life education curricula; students with intellectual or developmental disabilities. Requires any high school family life education curriculum offered by a local school division to include, at least four times during grades 11 and 1...
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2019-02-05
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VAHB1830IntroCertain institutions of higher education; sexual violence policies; scope; student rights. Requires the Virginia Community College System, Richard Bland College, each baccalaureate public institution of higher education, and each nonprofit private in...
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2019-02-05
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VAHB2319IntroPublic elementary and secondary school students; permitted fees and charges. Prohibits school boards from levying fees and charges on students, with the exception of charging tuition under certain circumstances.
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2019-02-05
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VAHB1844IntroTeacher shortages; data; task force. Requires (i) each school board to 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, an...
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2019-02-05
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VAHB1837IntroStudents who are eligible for free or reduced price lunch; dual enrollment; tuition or fees. Provides that no student who is eligible to receive free or reduced price lunch and who enrolls in a dual enrollment course shall be charged tuition or any o...
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2019-02-05
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VAHB2041IntroStudents; suspension; sufficient cause. Provides that in no cases shall sufficient cause for student suspensions include only instances of cell phone use or only instances of dress code violations. Under current law, sufficient cause for suspension m...
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2019-02-05
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VAHB1791IntroGuidance counselors; nomenclature. Changes the name of guidance counselors to school counselors.
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2019-02-05
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VAHB2568IntroChild Safety Savings Accounts established. Permits the parents of certain children who are victims of bullying, certain crimes, and certain other violent acts to apply to the school division in which the child resides for a one-year, renewable Child ...
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2019-02-05
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VAHB1793IntroPublic schools; lock-down drills; notice to parents. Requires every public school to provide the parents of enrolled students with at least 24 hours' notice before the school conducts any lock-down drill.
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2019-02-05
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VAHB2259IntroModel exit questionnaire for teachers; statewide implementation. Requires each local school board to (i) administer the model exit questionnaire for teachers developed by the Superintendent of Public Instruction to each teacher who ceases to be emplo...
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2019-02-05
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VAHB2376IntroSchool 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 a meal after it has been served to...
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2019-02-05
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VAHB2471IntroPublic institutions of higher education; admissions applications; criminal history. Prohibits each public institution of higher education from (i) utilizing an institution-specific admissions application that contains questions about the criminal his...
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2019-02-05
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VAHB2610IntroInstitutions of higher education; certain students issued visas. Repeals provisions that (i) require each associate-degree-granting and baccalaureate public institution of higher education and private institution of higher education and the governing...
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2019-02-05
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VAHB2463IntroChildren with disabilities; due process hearings; burden of proof. Specifies that, in any due process hearing before a hearing officer to resolve certain disputes relating to the education of children with disabilities, the local school division has ...
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2019-02-05
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VAHB2104IntroPublic elementary and secondary schools; dress or grooming codes. Requires any dress or grooming code, which the bill defines as any practice, policy, or portion of a code of student conduct adopted by a school board that governs or restricts the att...
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2019-02-05
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VAHB2462IntroSchool boards; school meal policies; student debt; parental notification. Requires each local school board to require the appropriate school board employee to inform the parent of any student who incurs a school meal debt of (i) the amount of such de...
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2019-02-05
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VAHB1739IntroPublic School Security Equipment Grant Act of 2013; eligible security equipment. Specifies that, for the purpose of eligibility for grants for security equipment through the Public School Security Equipment Grant Act of 2013, security equipment inclu...
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2019-02-05
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VAHB2236IntroPostsecondary schools; enrollment agreements; disputes; arbitration. Requires each postsecondary school that requires any student to submit to arbitration to resolve disputes with the school pursuant to an enrollment agreement to (i) permit the stude...
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2019-02-05
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VAHB2386IntroPublic institutions of higher education; information relating to pledges and donations. Requires public institutions of higher education, when accepting a donation, gift, or similar financial support that is conditioned upon the acceptance of certain...
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2019-02-05
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VAHB2382IntroStudent journalists; freedom of speech and the press. Declares that, except in certain limited circumstances, a student journalist at a public elementary or secondary school or public institution of higher education has the right to exercise freedom ...
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2019-02-05
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VAHB659IntroDistance learning reciprocity agreements; out-of-state providers. Prohibits an out-of-state degree-granting postsecondary school from providing distance learning from a location outside of the Commonwealth to Virginia students unless such postseconda...
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2018-11-30
To House Education Committee
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