School calendars; reduction of state aid when length of school term below what is required. (HB349)

Introduced By

Del. Phil Hamilton (R-Newport News)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Reduction of state aid when length of school term below 180 days or 990 hours. Defines "declared state of emergency" as the term is used elsewhere in the section. Additionally, the bill clarifies that the length of the school term shall be at least 180 teaching days or 990 teaching hours and that school divisions may make up missed time by adding teaching days to the school calendar or extending the length of the school day. The bill (i) revises the amount of time that must be made up when a school or schools have been closed for six or more days during the school term due to severe weather conditions or other emergency situations, (ii) spells out the procedures for requesting a waiver from the Board of Education for closings resulting from a declared state of emergency, and (iii) adds a provision about school calendars and teacher contracts. Finally, the bill requires the division superintendent and chairman of the local school board to certify the total number of teaching days and hours each year as part of their annual report to the Board of Education. This bill is identical to SB 66. Read the Bill »


03/23/2006: signed by governor


01/06/2006Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/06 066030316
01/06/2006Referred to Committee on Education
01/25/2006Reported from Education (20-Y 0-N)
01/26/2006Read first time
01/27/2006Read second time and engrossed
01/30/2006Fiscal impact statement from DPB (HB349)
01/30/2006Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (99-Y 0-N)
01/30/2006VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (99-Y 0-N)
01/30/2006Communicated to Senate
01/31/2006Constitutional reading dispensed
01/31/2006Referred to Committee on Education and Health
02/16/2006Reported from Education and Health (15-Y 0-N)
02/17/2006Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N)
02/17/2006VOTE: (40-Y 0-N)
02/20/2006Read third time
02/20/2006Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N)
02/20/2006VOTE: (40-Y 0-N)
02/27/2006Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB349ER)
02/28/2006Signed by Speaker
03/01/2006Signed by President
03/09/2006Fiscal impact statement from DPB (HB349ER)
03/23/2006G Approved by Governor-Chapter 96 (effective 7/1/06)
03/31/2006G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0096)