No Child Left Behind Act; Board of Education to make recommendation regard to participation therein. (SB490)

Introduced By

Sen. Emmett Hanger (R-Mount Solon)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


No Child Left Behind; withdrawal. Requires the Board of Education to develop a plan for the withdrawal from the federal No Child Left Behind Act, unless waivers that allow Virginia's existing educational accountability system, as set forth in the Standards of Quality, Standards of Learning, and Standards of Accreditation, to substantially meet the requirements of the Act are granted by the U.S. Department of Education. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/09/2008Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/08
01/09/2008Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/08 086210232
01/09/2008Referred to Committee on Education and Health
01/23/2008Assigned Education sub: Public Education
01/30/2008Impact statement from DPB (SB490)
01/31/2008Reported from Education and Health (13-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
01/31/2008Rereferred to Finance
02/05/2008Reported from Finance with substitute (14-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/06/2008Committee substitute printed 082935212-S1
02/06/2008Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/07/2008Read second time
02/07/2008Reading of substitute waived
02/07/2008Committee substitute agreed to 082935212-S1
02/07/2008Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute SB490S1
02/08/2008Read third time and passed Senate (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/08/2008Communicated to House
02/13/2008Placed on Calendar
02/13/2008Read first time
02/13/2008Referred to Committee on Education
02/18/2008Reported from Education with substitute (21-Y 1-N)
02/18/2008Committee substitute printed 083375748-H1
02/19/2008Read second time
02/20/2008Substitute bill reprinted 083375748-H1
02/20/2008Read third time
02/20/2008No action taken on Committee substitute 083375748-H1
02/20/2008Floor substitute printed 084251712-H2 (Saxman)
02/20/2008Substitute by Delegate Saxman agreed to 084251712-H2
02/20/2008Engrossed by House - floor substitute SB490H2
02/20/2008Passed House with substitute (92-Y 5-N)
02/20/2008VOTE: --- PASSAGE (92-Y 5-N)
02/22/2008House substitute rejected by Senate (1-Y 39-N)
02/25/2008Impact statement from DPB (SB490H2)
02/26/2008House insisted on substitute
02/26/2008House requested conference committee
02/28/2008Senate acceded to request (40-Y 0-N)
02/28/2008Conferees appointed by Senate
02/28/2008Senators: Hanger, Whipple, Miller J.C.
02/29/2008Conferees appointed by House
02/29/2008Delegates: Landes, Tata, Englin
03/07/2008Conference report agreed to by House (96-Y 1-N)
03/07/2008VOTE: --- ADOPTION (96-Y 1-N)
03/08/2008Reading of conference report waived
03/08/2008Conference report agreed to by Senate (39-Y 1-N)
03/24/2008Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB490ER)
03/24/2008Signed by Speaker
03/26/2008Signed by President
03/27/2008Impact statement from DPB (SB490ER)
04/11/2008G Approved by Governor-Chapter 831 (effective 7/1/08)

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: HB1425.


James writes:

This is a great bill! Keep schools local. I must also ask what are they teaching kids with math now? there teaching them to use a 4 sqaure guessing game thing and thats supposed to tach them to divide? I dont get it, you guess a number till its right. Go back to the old ways of doing it.