SB48: School teachers; school boards to ensure that all are provided planning time.


SENATE BILL NO. 48
Senate Amendments in [ ] -- February 12, 2008
A BILL to amend and reenact § 22.1-291.1 of the Code of Virginia, relating to planning time for teachers.
Patrons Prior to Engrossment—Senators Whipple and Lucas

Referred to Committee on Education and Health

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of Virginia:

1.  That § 22.1-291.1 of the Code of Virginia is amended and reenacted as follows:

§ 22.1-291.1. Planning time for school teachers.

Each school board shall seek to ensure that all  [  elementary elementary  ]  school teachers in its employment are provided at least  [ three hours an average of 30 minutes per day  ]  during the students' school week as [  unencumbered, self-directed  ]  planning time.

 [ 2. That the provisions of this act shall not become effective unless an appropriation of general funds effectuating the purposes of this act is included in a general appropriations act passed by the 2008 Session of the General Assembly, which becomes law.  ]

SENATE BILL NO. 48
Offered January 9, 2008
Prefiled December 20, 2007
A BILL to amend and reenact § 22.1-291.1 of the Code of Virginia, relating to planning time for teachers.
Patrons-- Whipple and Lucas

Referred to Committee on Education and Health

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of Virginia:

1.  That § 22.1-291.1 of the Code of Virginia is amended and reenacted as follows:

§ 22.1-291.1. Planning time for school teachers.

Each school board shall seek to ensure that all elementary school teachers in its employment are provided at least three hours during the students' school week as unencumbered, self-directed planning time.