Standards for Accreditation; any school board may seek approval of alternative plan for its schools. (HB2494)

Introduced By

Del. Ed Scott (R-Culpeper)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Standards for Accreditation; alternative accreditation.  Provides that any school board, on behalf of one or more of its schools, may seek approval of an alternative accreditation plan from the Board of Education, so that such school may operate free from specified school division policies and state regulations. Requires any such request to include documentation of the need for the alternative plan. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/21/2011Presented and ordered printed 11103664D
01/21/2011Referred to Committee on Education
01/28/2011Assigned Education sub: #1 Standards of Quality
02/01/2011Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment(s) (7-Y 1-N)
02/02/2011Reported from Education with substitute (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/02/2011Committee substitute printed 11104849D-H1
02/03/2011Read first time
02/04/2011Read second time
02/04/2011Committee substitute agreed to 11104849D-H1
02/04/2011Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB2494H1
02/06/2011Passed by for the day
02/07/2011Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (99-Y 0-N)
02/07/2011VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (99-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/08/2011Constitutional reading dispensed
02/08/2011Referred to Committee on Education and Health
02/17/2011Reported from Education and Health (8-Y 7-N) (see vote tally)
02/18/2011Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/21/2011Read third time
02/21/2011Passed by for the day
02/22/2011Read third time
02/22/2011Passed Senate (33-Y 7-N) (see vote tally)
03/03/2011Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB2494ER)
03/03/2011Signed by Speaker
03/04/2011Signed by President
03/26/2011G Approved by Governor-Chapter 666 (effective 7/1/11)
03/26/2011G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0666)


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 3 minutes.


robert legge writes:

This bill appears to allow relying on something besides SOL tests to achieve accreditation. If so, this ought to make the "most interesting bills" list.