Standards of Quality; requires that average teacher salary not be less than annual national salary. (HB92)

Introduced By

Del. Brian Moran (D-Alexandria)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Standards of Quality; average teacher salary. Requires that the state average teacher salary not be less than the annual national average teacher salary in order to ensure high-quality instructional personnel in the public schools. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


12/14/2007Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/08 088001648
12/14/2007Referred to Committee on Appropriations
01/15/2008Assigned App. sub: Elementary & Secondary Education (Tata)
01/18/2008Impact statement from DPB (HB92)
02/12/2008Left in Appropriations

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: SB267.


Waldo Jaquith writes:

Though this sounds nice, I have to wonder how it would work. This bill doesn't provide any funding, and education is funded almost entirely with local dollars.

Dan Snellings writes:

That's not exactly correct Waklo...the vast majority of small, rural counties in this state acquire the majority of their funding from the state and federal governments. The county that I teach in has an annual budget of a little over 20 million a year, of which 13 million comes from the State of Virginia. Which simply cannot generate enough local tax revenue to adequately fund the schools. There is already a huge disparity in educational funding of communiities simply because some counties and cities have a huge tax base (all those Wal-Marts and malls). It makes you question why a childs education and the money spent on them should be dependent on where they live.

Waldo Jaquith writes:

Interesting -- I only know my own locality (Albemarle County). But the fact remains that there are enormous numbers of schools in this state who are being forced to pay a particular salary when they don't have the money to do it, and the state isn't providing the money. And, if anything, it's even worse for your county: they're requiring you to pay more, but not giving you any more money to do so. That means, of course, less teachers.

VA A., tracking this bill in Photosynthesis, notes:

VEA Initiated