Public schools; teacher contract and evaluation policies. (HB576)

Introduced By

Del. Dickie Bell (R-Staunton) with support from 6 copatrons, whose average partisan position is:

Those copatrons are Del. Kirk Cox (R-Colonial Heights), Del. Tag Greason (R-Potomac Falls), Del. Gordon Helsel (R-Poquoson), Del. Manoli Loupassi (R-Richmond), Del. John O'Bannon (R-Richmond), Del. David Ramadan (R-South Riding)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Public schools; teacher contract and evaluation policies.  Makes several changes to the processes by which teachers and certain administrators are evaluated and retained. Teachers, assistant principals, and principals who have not achieved continuing contract status prior to the 2013-2014 school year may be eligible for three-year term contracts. Five years of service is required to attain term contract status. Teachers, assistant principals, and principals with term contract status will be evaluated in the third year of their term contract and will be informally evaluated at least once during each of their first two years. Teachers, assistant principals, and principals who have achieved continuing contract status prior to the 2013-2014 school year will retain their continuing contract status. Teachers, assistant principals, and principals with continuing contract status will be formally evaluated every three years, and evaluated informally at least once each year in which they are not formally evaluated. The bill also defines the standard 10-month contract as 200 days, of which a minimum must be 180 days of instructional time. The bill has a delayed effective date of July 1, 2013. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/10/2012Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/12 12103766D
01/10/2012Referred to Committee on Education
01/18/2012Assigned Education sub: Teachers and Admin. Action
02/08/2012Reported from Education with substitute (13-Y 8-N) (see vote tally)
02/08/2012Committee substitute printed 12104986D-H1
02/09/2012Read first time
02/10/2012Read second time
02/10/2012Committee substitute agreed to 12104986D-H1
02/10/2012Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB576H1
02/13/2012Read third time and passed House (55-Y 43-N)
02/13/2012VOTE: PASSAGE (55-Y 43-N) (see vote tally)
02/14/2012Constitutional reading dispensed
02/14/2012Referred to Committee on Education and Health
02/23/2012Reported from Education and Health with substitute (8-Y 7-N) (see vote tally)
02/23/2012Committee substitute printed 12105581D-S1
02/23/2012Passed by for the day
02/24/2012Constitutional reading dispensed (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/27/2012Read third time
02/27/2012Reading of substitute waived
02/27/2012Committee substitute agreed to 12105581D-S1
02/27/2012Passed by for the day
02/28/2012Read third time
02/28/2012Passed by for the day
02/29/2012Read third time
02/29/2012Passed by for the day
03/01/2012Read third time
03/01/2012Passed by for the day
03/02/2012Read third time
03/02/2012Passed by for the day
03/05/2012Read third time
03/05/2012Passed by for the day
03/06/2012Read third time
03/06/2012Passed by for the day
03/07/2012Read third time
03/07/2012Passed by for the day
03/08/2012Read third time
03/08/2012Passed by temporarily
03/08/2012Motion to recommit to committee agreed to (23-Y 17-N) (see vote tally)
03/08/2012Recommitted to Education and Health
03/08/2012Pursuant to Senate Rule 20(g)
03/08/2012Continued to 2013 in Education and Health
11/30/2012Left in Education and Health