Textbook publishers; Board of Education shall certify publishers. (HB1550)

Introduced By

Del. David Englin (D-Alexandria)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Approval of textbook publishers.  Provides that the Board of Education shall certify publishers of textbooks rather than approving the textbooks themselves. In order to become a Board-certified publisher, a publisher must agree to (i) employ established content experts to review every textbook available for sale to Virginia school divisions, (ii) list with each book the content experts that have reviewed it, (iii) certify that the content of books for sale to Virginia school divisions in Standards of Learning subjects meet the appropriate mandated content standards, and (iv) agree to be fully responsible for replacing, correcting, or otherwise fixing any mistakes discovered by the Board or the Superintendent. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/03/2011Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/12/11 11100662D
01/03/2011Referred to Committee on Education
01/21/2011Assigned Education sub: #1 Standards of Quality
01/24/2011Impact statement from DPB (HB1550)
01/25/2011Subcommittee recommends passing by with letter (8-Y 0-N)
01/26/2011Passed by in Education with letter