Charter schools; participation of personnel in Virginia Retirement System. (SB457)

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 their applications 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 that 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


01/07/2014Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/14 14101816D
01/07/2014Referred to Committee on Education and Health
01/16/2014Reported from Education and Health (10-Y 3-N) (see vote tally)
01/16/2014Rereferred to Finance
02/03/2014Impact statement from DPB (SB457)
02/04/2014Failed to report (defeated) in Finance (6-Y 11-N) (see vote tally)