Open enrollment policy; any pupil residing in school division may attend school of choice. (HB2009)

Introduced By

Del. Jim LeMunyon (R-Oak Hill)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Open enrollment policies; local school divisions.  Requires that by August 1, 2011, local school divisions must have policies that provide for the open enrollment to any school of any pupil residing within the school division upon the request of a parent or guardian and pursuant to certain conditions and limitations. Also, any open enrollment policy must provide a preference to a student (i) who resides in a location that has been subject to a change in school attendance area during the previous two years, (ii) with a sibling attending the receiving school, or (iii) whose parent or guardian is an employee of the receiving school. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/11/2011Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/12/11 11101526D
01/11/2011Referred to Committee on Education
01/18/2011Assigned Education sub: #2 Students and Daycare
01/20/2011Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment(s) (7-Y 0-N)
02/02/2011Reported from Education with substitute (18-Y 3-N) (see vote tally)
02/02/2011Committee substitute printed 11104850D-H1
02/03/2011Read first time
02/04/2011Read second time
02/04/2011Committee substitute agreed to 11104850D-H1
02/04/2011Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB2009H1
02/06/2011Passed by for the day
02/07/2011Read third time and passed House (80-Y 19-N)
02/07/2011VOTE: PASSAGE (80-Y 19-N) (see vote tally)
02/08/2011Constitutional reading dispensed
02/08/2011Referred to Committee on Education and Health
02/15/2011Impact statement from DPB (HB2009H1)
02/17/2011Failed to report (defeated) in Education and Health (7-Y 7-N 1-A) (see vote tally)


This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 1 clip in all, totaling 35 seconds.