Standards of Quality; eliminates requirement to hire for technology based on number of students. (HB2199)

Introduced By

Del. Leo Wardrup (R-Virginia Beach)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Standards of Quality; Standard 2. Eliminates the requirement for school boards to employ one full-time technology support position per 1,000 students in grades kindergarten through 12 and one full-time instructional technology resource teacher per 1,000 students in grades kindergarten through 12. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/09/2007Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/07 071930536
01/09/2007Referred to Committee on Education
01/18/2007Assigned Education sub: Standards of Quality (Lingamfelter)
01/23/2007Impact statement from DPB (HB2199)


L. Rollins writes:

Why is this even being proposed?
It is not helpful to be provided a resource and then have it taken away so quickly after having seen the success that it brings to our schools.

N. Sindle writes:

This bill will be a detriment to all our teachers and all our students.

We need to be preparing our children for the future which definately includes technology!

Teachers need the math specialist, reading specialist AND the technology specialist. These resources are important to aid them in their lesson planning which directly impact students. How are teachers supposed to keep current if these resources are taken away?

JoeAnn E. Newby writes:

Passage of this bill will take education another step backward. How will we ever get our students ready to face the challenges of a technological world if we keep pulling the support that is needed to get them there. The technology support teacher in this locality has served as an invaluable resource for teachers and students. She does the research that teachers do not have the time to do so that resources are readily available for teachers to use to support their lessons. This is a good thing; let's keep it going.

Christine Kinser writes:

This would be a great loss to the school systems.

Robley Jones writes:

HB2199 was PBIed (killed) this morning in the SOQ Sub or House Education.

Robley Jones,

David Netherton writes:

This is not a wise bill. I don't even understand why it would be a consideration for a school board not to do this. For Mr. Waltrip to propose it is beyond me.

Bobbi Jo Marshall writes:

Do Not Support Amendments Eliminating Funding for ITRT and Technology Support Personnel Please do not support any finance bill amendments which eliminate the funding for instructional technology resource teachers and technology support personnel in Virginia's schools.

Melissa Smith writes:

These are valuable people that keep our classroom running smoothly. Nothing is more frustrated when a lesson revolves around using a request to search a topic and the server is down. We need these talented people in the schools.