Virtual schools, public; Board of Education shall establish standards for accreditation. (HB1215)

Introduced By

Del. Dickie Bell (R-Staunton) with support from co-patrons Del. Eileen Filler-Corn (D-Fairfax Station), and Del. Tim Hugo (R-Centreville)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Virtual schools; accreditation.  Requires the Board of Education to promulgate regulations establishing standards for accreditation of virtual schools that enroll students full time. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/19/2012Presented and ordered printed 12101688D
01/19/2012Referred to Committee on Education
01/24/2012Assigned Education sub: Standards Of Quality
01/31/2012Subcommittee recommends reporting (8-Y 0-N)
02/01/2012Reported from Education with amendments (21-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
02/02/2012Read first time
02/03/2012Read second time
02/03/2012Committee amendments agreed to
02/03/2012Amendment by Delegate Bell, R.P. agreed to
02/03/2012Engrossed by House as amended HB1215E
02/03/2012Printed as engrossed 12101688D-E
02/06/2012Read third time and passed House (92-Y 5-N)
02/06/2012VOTE: PASSAGE (92-Y 5-N) (see vote tally)
02/07/2012Constitutional reading dispensed
02/07/2012Referred to Committee on Education and Health
02/13/2012Impact statement from DPB (HB1215E)
02/16/2012Reported from Education and Health (13-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
02/17/2012Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/20/2012Read third time
02/20/2012Passed Senate (35-Y 5-N) (see vote tally)
02/23/2012Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1215ER)
02/23/2012Impact statement from DPB (HB1215ER)
02/23/2012Signed by Speaker
02/23/2012Signed by President
03/08/2012G Approved by Governor-Chapter 183 (effective 7/1/12)
03/08/2012G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0183)


This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 2 clips in all, totaling 3 minutes.