Standards of Quality; changes in provisions. (SB795)

Introduced By

Sen. Russ Potts (R-Winchester)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Standards of Quality; changes in provisions. Revises the instructional personnel provisions to require that local school boards employ: (i) one full-time reading specialist for each 1,000 students in average daily membership for the school division; (ii) one full-time principal in every elementary, middle, and high school; (iii) one full-time assistant principal for each 600 students in every elementary, middle, and high school; (iv) one speech-language pathologist for every 60 cases; (v) one full-time mathematics specialist for each 1,000 students in grades kindergarten through eight; (vi) one full-time data manager or test coordinator for each 1,000 students in grades kindergarten through 12; and (vii) instructional and paraprofessional staff for the blind or vision impaired. Provides for the phasing out of the eighth grade cumulative history test in the 2007-2008 school year, and the implementation of the United States History to 1877, United States History: 1877 to the Present, and Civics Economics tests in the 2008-2009 school year. Adds effective classroom management to the listing of professional development programs to be provided to teachers and principals. Requires local school divisions to post a current copy of the school division policies, including the Student Conduct Policy, on the local division's website while ensuring that printed copies of such policies are available, as needed, to citizens who do not have Internet access. Makes technical changes to Standards 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, and 7 of the Standards of Quality. Read the Bill »


03/12/2007: signed by governor


01/03/2007Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/07 072424788
01/03/2007Referred to Committee on Education and Health
01/23/2007Impact statement from DPB (SB795)
01/25/2007Rereferred to Finance
01/29/2007Impact statement from DPB (SB795)
02/01/2007Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N)
02/01/2007VOTE: (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/02/2007Read second time
02/02/2007Reading of amendments waived
02/02/2007Committee amendments agreed to
02/02/2007Engrossed by Senate as amended SB795E
02/02/2007Printed as engrossed 072424788-E
02/05/2007Impact statement from DPB (SB795E)
02/05/2007Read third time and passed Senate (39-Y 0-N)
02/05/2007VOTE: (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/05/2007Communicated to House
02/06/2007Placed on Calendar
02/06/2007Read first time
02/06/2007Referred to Committee on Education
02/12/2007Committee substitute printed 072383788-H1
02/13/2007Impact statement from DPB (SB795H1)
02/13/2007Read second time
02/14/2007Read third time
02/14/2007Committee substitute agreed to 072383788-H1
02/14/2007Engrossed by House - committee substitute SB795H1
02/14/2007Passed House with substitute (90-Y 4-N)
02/16/2007House substitute agreed to by Senate (35-Y 0-N)
02/16/2007VOTE: (35-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/22/2007Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB795ER)
02/22/2007Impact statement from DPB (SB795ER)
02/23/2007Signed by Speaker
02/24/2007Signed by President
03/12/2007G Approved by Governor-Chapter 234 (effective 7/1/07)
03/15/2007G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0234)

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: HB2093.