Home instruction of children; eliminates certain requirements. (HB767)

Introduced By

Del. Bob Tata (R-Virginia Beach)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Home instruction of children. Eliminates (i) the requirement that correspondence courses must be approved by the Superintendent of Public Instruction in order to qualify as a suitable program for home instruction and (ii) the provision allowing parents to provide programs that are judged by the division superintendent to include the standards of learning objectives for language arts and mathematics. In addition, the bill allows for the provision of home instruction if the parent provides a program through distance learning or if the parent provides evidence that he is able to provide an adequate education for the child. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/08/2008Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/08 083338816
01/08/2008Referred to Committee on Education
01/16/2008Impact statement from DPB (HB767)
01/21/2008Reported from Education (19-Y 2-N) (see vote tally)
01/22/2008Read first time
01/23/2008Read second time and engrossed
01/24/2008Read third time and passed House (82-Y 17-N)
01/24/2008VOTE: --- PASSAGE (82-Y 17-N) (see vote tally)
01/24/2008Communicated to Senate
01/25/2008Constitutional reading dispensed
01/25/2008Referred to Committee on Education and Health
02/12/2008Assigned Education sub: Public Education
02/21/2008Reported from Education and Health (13-Y 0-N)
02/22/2008Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N)
02/25/2008Read third time
02/25/2008Passed Senate (39-Y 0-N)
02/25/2008Reconsideration of Senate passage agreed to by Senate (40-Y 0-N)
02/25/2008Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N)
02/27/2008Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB767ER)
02/27/2008Impact statement from DPB (HB767ER)
02/27/2008Signed by Speaker
02/28/2008Signed by President
03/05/2008G Approved by Governor-Chapter 364 (effective 7/1/08)
03/11/2008G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0364)


Beth C. Bagley writes:

I certainly hope to hear a positive report about HB767's Senate Committee hearing when I am at the HEAV Day at the Capitol program tomorrow. I am from District 15 and hope my Senator Frank Ruff and the others on the Senate Education and Health Committee will be in support of the elimination of unnecessary requirements. HB1183 is another bill I will be watching.
Thank you,
Beth Bagley
Victoria, VA