Alternative schedules; opening of school year. (HB577)

Introduced By

Del. Chris Stolle (R-Virginia Beach) with support from co-patrons Del. Daun Hester (D-Norfolk), and Sen. Toddy Puller (D-Mount Vernon)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Opening of the school year; alternative schedules. Permits a division superintendent, with the approval of the local school board, to (i) set the academic calendar for any school within the local school division that has failed to achieve full accreditation status and (ii) set the academic calendar for the entire local school division if more than 15 percent of all public schools within the local school division have failed to achieve full accreditation status. The bill contains technical amendments. Amends § 22.1-26, § 22.1-296, § 22.1-79.1, of the Code of Virginia. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/07/2014Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/14 14101562D
01/07/2014Referred to Committee on Education
01/20/2014Assigned Education sub: Elementary and Secondary Education
01/23/2014Assigned Education sub: Education Reform
01/24/2014Impact statement from DPB (HB577)
01/30/2014Subcommittee recommends reporting (6-Y 0-N)
02/03/2014Reported from Education (18-Y 4-N) (see vote tally)
02/04/2014Read first time
02/05/2014Passed by until Monday February 10, 2014
02/05/2014Passed by until Monday, February 10, 2014
02/10/2014Read second time and engrossed
02/11/2014Read third time and passed House (77-Y 21-N)
02/11/2014VOTE: PASSAGE (77-Y 21-N) (see vote tally)
02/11/2014Reconsideration of passage agreed to by House
02/11/2014Passed House (80-Y 19-N)
02/11/2014VOTE: PASSAGE #2 (80-Y 19-N) (see vote tally)
02/12/2014Constitutional reading dispensed
02/12/2014Referred to Committee on Education and Health
02/18/2014Assigned Education sub: Public Education
03/04/2014Left in Education and Health


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 52 seconds.