Charter schools, public; allowed to designate whether employees will participate in VRS. (SB934)

Introduced By

Sen. Mark Obenshain (R-Harrisonburg)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Charter schools; personnel. Allows public charter schools to designate in its application whether their employees will participate in the Virginia Retirement System. The bill directs the Board of Trustees of the Virginia Retirement System to develop procedures allowing school boards who approve such applications to exempt the charter school employees from participation. The bill also (i) requires at least 75 percent of public charter elementary school teachers to be licensed and at least 50 percent of public charter middle and high school teachers to be licensed, and (ii) specifies that all teachers otherwise be "highly qualified," as defined by the federal Elementary and Secondary Education Act. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/07/2013Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/13 13101668D
01/07/2013Referred to Committee on Education and Health
01/17/2013Assigned Education sub: Public Education
01/31/2013Reported from Education and Health (8-Y 7-N) (see vote tally)
01/31/2013Rereferred to Finance
01/31/2013Reported from Finance (8-Y 5-N 2-A) (see vote tally)
02/04/2013Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/05/2013Read second time and engrossed
02/05/2013Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/05/2013Passed Senate (21-Y 18-N 1-A) (see vote tally)
02/11/2013Placed on Calendar
02/11/2013Read first time
02/11/2013Referred to Committee on Appropriations
02/11/2013Assigned App. sub: Compensation and Retirement
02/11/2013Subcommittee recommends laying on the table
02/18/2013Left in Appropriations


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.