Standards of Quality; increased positions for students having limited English proficiency. (HB1053)

Introduced By

Del. Jim Scott (D-Merrifield)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Standards of Quality; Standard 2. Increases the requirement for state-supported instructional positions for students identified as having limited English proficiency from 17 full-time equivalent positions for each 1,000 students to 30 full-time equivalent positions for each 1,000 students. Read the Bill »


02/06/2008: Merged into HB437


01/09/2008Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/08 086276720
01/09/2008Referred to Committee on Education
01/23/2008Reported from Education (20-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
01/23/2008Referred to Committee on Appropriations
01/24/2008Impact statement from DPB (HB1053)
01/25/2008Assigned App. sub: Elementary & Secondary Education (Tata)
02/06/2008Incorporated by Appropriations (HB437-Miller, J.H.)


CG2 Consulting, tracking this bill in Photosynthesis, notes:

This is a positive bill that will relieve some of the fiscal stress on localities with larger numbers of students with limited English proficiency.

John Ballsrud writes:

Having volunteered in elementary LEP as a parent(Henrico Co.), it appears that funding and resources for LEP staff under the current ratio are inadequate and unlikely to meet the education needs of current LEP student population (SOQ testing showing weak results). LEP student growth is double digit while increased funding is growing only nominally.