Constitutional amendment; General Assembly may provide by law school boards responsibility. (HJ634)

Introduced By

Del. David Poisson (D-Sterling) with support from co-patron Del. Frank Hargrove (R-Glen Allen)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate


Constitutional amendment (first resolution); school boards. Amends Section 7 of Article VIII to state that the General Assembly may provide by general law or special act that responsibility for supervision of schools may be exercised by a local governing body and the locality's chief administrative officer rather than a school board. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


12/08/2008Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/14/09 089772688
12/08/2008Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
01/15/2009Assigned P & E sub: Constitutional
01/26/2009Subcommittee recommends laying on the table by voice vote
02/10/2009Left in Privileges and Elections


Mark Brooks writes:

This is a horrible idea. I think it should be labeled 'The School Board Murder Bill'.

I can't believe anyone would think that administrators of a county or a town or city, are smart enough and/or have the educational qualifications necessary.

I am totally against this idea.

Frederick Horton writes:

I am against this bill and anything that resembles it.