Charter schools; allows employees to choose whether to participate in Virginia Retirement System. (SB1320)

Introduced By

Sen. Mark Obenshain (R-Harrisonburg)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Charter schools; employees.  Allows public charter school employees to choose whether to participate in the Virginia Retirement System and specifies that they are not party to any existing collective bargaining agreement.  Also allows only 75 percent of public charter elementary school teachers to be licensed, 50 percent of public charter middle and high school teachers to be licensed, and specifies that all teachers be otherwise be highly qualified, as defined by the federal No Child Left Behind Act.  Read the Bill »


01/27/2011: Failed to Pass in Committee


01/12/2011Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/12/11 11102590D
01/12/2011Referred to Committee on Education and Health
01/20/2011Assigned Education sub: Public Education
01/27/2011Passed by indefinitely in Education and Health (13-Y 2-N) (see vote tally)