SB71: Standards of Quality; Biennial review; change to even-numbered years and technical amendment.

Offered January 11, 2006
Prefiled January 6, 2006
A BILL to amend and reenact § 22.1-18.01 of the Code of Virginia, relating to biennial review of the Standards of Quality.
Patron-- Houck

Referred to Committee on Education and Health

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of Virginia:

1.  That § 22.1-18.01 of the Code of Virginia is amended and reenacted as follows:

§ 22.1-18.01. Biennial review of the standards of quality required; budget estimates.

A. To ensure the integrity of the standards of quality, the Board of Education shall, in odd-numbered even-numbered years, exercise its constitutional authority to determine and prescribe the standards, subject to revision only by the General Assembly, by (i) reviewing the standards and (ii) either proposing amendments to the standards or (iii) making a determination that no changes are necessary.

B. In any odd-numbered year following the year in which the Board proposes changes to the standards of quality, the budget estimates that are required to be reported pursuant to § 2.2-1504 shall take into consideration the Board's proposed standards of quality.