High school dropout and graduation rates; Board of Education to study. (SJ329)

Introduced By

Sen. Mamie Locke (D-Hampton)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate


Study; high school dropout and graduation rates. Requests the Board of Education to study high school dropout and graduation rates in the Commonwealth. In conducting its study, the Board of Education shall (i) evaluate the relevancy of the current process and procedures for defining, counting, and reporting school dropout statistics and consider the need for revisions in such process and procedures and compliance by school divisions; (ii) determine the number of students who dropped out of school before the seventh grade and the reasons therefor and the number of students who graduated annually, for school years 2003, 2004, 2005, and 2006; (iii) ascertain whether, by whom, and the manner in which students at risk of dropping out are counseled to remain in school; (iv) identify local school division initiatives and efforts to retain and retrieve students at risk of dropping out, particularly student populations with low high school graduation rates; and (v) recommend such policy, statutory, fiscal, or regulatory changes as the Board may deem necessary to increase the high school graduation rates, particularly among student populations with high dropout rates. The Board must submit its executive summary and report to the 2008 Session of the General Assembly. Read the Bill »


02/27/2007: Passed the Senate


01/03/2007Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/07 071961750
01/03/2007Referred to Committee on Rules
02/05/2007Reading waived (39-Y 0-N)
02/05/2007VOTE: (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/06/2007Read second time and engrossed
02/06/2007Reading waived (38-Y 0-N)
02/06/2007VOTE: (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/06/2007Agreed to by Senate by voice vote
02/06/2007Communicated to House
02/08/2007Placed on Calendar
02/08/2007Referred to Committee on Rules
02/16/2007Passed by for the day
02/19/2007Passed by for the day
02/20/2007Taken up
02/20/2007Agreed to by House (78-Y 20-N)
02/20/2007VOTE: ADOPTION (78-Y 20-N) (see vote tally)
02/27/2007Bill text as passed Senate and House (SJ329ER)