A-to-F grading system; delays date for implementing individual school performance grading system. (HB1229)

Introduced By

Del. Steve Landes (R-Weyers Cave) with support from co-patron Del. Tag Greason (R-Potomac Falls)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Grading system for individual school performance; delay; study; report. Delays the implementation of the A-to-F school grading system by one year and requires the Subcommittee on Education Reform of the House Committee on Education to meet at the call of the chairman of the Committee during the 2014 interim to study, review, and make recommendations on the Board of Education's implementation of the system and report its finding and recommendations to the Board and the General Assembly. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/17/2014Presented and ordered printed 14103758D
01/17/2014Referred to Committee on Education
01/23/2014Assigned Education sub: Education Reform
01/30/2014Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment(s) (7-Y 0-N)
02/03/2014Reported from Education with substitute (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/03/2014Committee substitute printed 14104632D-H1
02/04/2014Read first time
02/05/2014Impact statement from DPB (HB1229H1)
02/05/2014Read second time
02/05/2014Committee substitute agreed to 14104632D-H1
02/05/2014Passed by for the day
02/06/2014Passed by until Monday, February 10, 2014
02/10/2014Read second time
02/10/2014Amendments by Delegate Miller withdrawn
02/10/2014Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB1229H1
02/11/2014Read third time and passed House (97-Y 2-N)
02/11/2014VOTE: PASSAGE (97-Y 2-N) (see vote tally)
02/12/2014Constitutional reading dispensed
02/12/2014Referred to Committee on Education and Health
02/27/2014Reported from Education and Health with substitute (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/27/2014Committee substitute printed 14105383D-S1
02/28/2014Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N)
03/03/2014Read third time
03/03/2014Reading of substitute waived
03/03/2014Committee substitute agreed to 14105383D-S1
03/03/2014Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute HB1229S1
03/03/2014Passed Senate with substitute (40-Y 0-N)
03/03/2014Placed on Calendar
03/04/2014Senate substitute rejected by House 14105383D-S1 (34-Y 64-N)
03/04/2014VOTE: REJECTED (34-Y 64-N) (see vote tally)
03/05/2014Senate insisted on substitute (35-Y 2-N)
03/05/2014Senate requested conference committee
03/06/2014House acceded to request
03/06/2014Conferees appointed by House
03/06/2014Delegates: Landes, Miller, Bulova
03/06/2014Conferees appointed by Senate
03/06/2014Senators: Miller, Puller, Carrico
03/08/2014C Amended by conference committee
03/08/2014Conference substitute printed 14105601D-H2
03/08/2014Conference report agreed to by Senate (25-Y 13-N)
03/08/2014Conference report agreed to by House (96-Y 2-N)
03/08/2014VOTE: ADOPTION (96-Y 2-N) (see vote tally)
03/17/2014Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1229ER)
03/17/2014Signed by President
03/18/2014Signed by Speaker
04/01/2014G Approved by Governor-Chapter 480 (effective 7/1/14)
04/01/2014G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0480)


This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 5 clips in all, totaling 35 minutes.