Schools; interventions for those denied accreditation and failing to demonstrate progress. (SB1374)

Introduced By

Sen. Kenneth Alexander (D-Norfolk) with support from co-patron Sen. Harry Blevins (R-Chesapeake)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Schools that have been denied accreditation and fail to make progress toward accreditation; turnaround specialist. Requires the Board of Education to designate for further corrective action any school that has been denied accreditation and that has failed, per the Board of Education's assessment, to demonstrate progress toward full accreditation during the subsequent school year in accordance with the corrective action plan submitted by the local school board and the memorandum of understanding between the Board and the local school board. The bill also requires the Board to direct the school principal, in conjunction with the Office of School Improvement, to act as a turnaround specialist and to implement certain changes in order to meet the unique needs of the school until the school achieves full accreditation status. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/31/2013Unanimous consent to introduce
01/31/2013Presented and ordered printed 13100759D
01/31/2013Referred to Committee on Education and Health
02/14/2013Reported from Education and Health with substitute (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/14/2013Committee substitute printed 13104914D-S1
02/14/2013Rereferred to Finance
02/18/2013Reported from Finance with amendment (13-Y 2-N) (see vote tally)
02/19/2013Read first time
02/19/2013Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/19/2013Reading of substitute waived
02/19/2013Committee substitute agreed to 13104914D-S1
02/19/2013Reading of amendment waived
02/19/2013Committee amendment agreed to
02/19/2013Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute with amendment SB1374ES1
02/19/2013Printed as engrossed 13104914D-ES1
02/19/2013Passed by for the day
02/20/2013Read third time and passed Senate (32-Y 7-N) (see vote tally)
02/21/2013Placed on Calendar
02/21/2013Read first time
02/21/2013Referred to Committee on Education
02/21/2013Reported from Education (18-Y 4-N) (see vote tally)
02/21/2013Referred to Committee on Appropriations
02/21/2013Impact statement from DPB (SB1374ES1)
02/23/2013Left in Appropriations