Virginia Virtual School, Board of; established, report. (HB1361)

Introduced By

Del. Dickie Bell (R-Staunton) with support from co-patrons Del. Buddy Fowler (R-Ashland), and Del. Steve Landes (R-Weyers Cave)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Virginia Virtual School established. Establishes the Board of the Virginia Virtual School (the Board) as a policy agency in the executive branch of state government, under the authority of the Secretary of Education, for the purpose of governing the online educational programs and services offered to students enrolled in the Virginia Virtual School (the School). The bill gives the 13-member Board operational control of the School and assigns the Board's powers and duties. The bill requires the School to be open to any school-age person in the Commonwealth and provide an educational program meeting the Standards of Quality for grades kindergarten through 12. The bill has a delayed effective date of July 1, 2016. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


12/03/2014Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/14/15 15100998D
12/03/2014Referred to Committee on Education
01/30/2015Assigned Education sub: Education Reform
02/02/2015Impact statement from DPB (HB1361)
02/02/2015Reported from Education (13-Y 9-N) (see vote tally)
02/02/2015Referred to Committee on Appropriations
02/03/2015Assigned App. sub: Elementary & Secondary Education
02/05/2015Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment(s) (6-Y 1-N)
02/06/2015Reported from Appropriations with substitute (18-Y 2-N) (see vote tally)
02/06/2015Committee substitute printed 15104888D-H1
02/07/2015Read first time
02/09/2015Read second time
02/09/2015Committee substitute agreed to 15104888D-H1
02/09/2015Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB1361H1
02/10/2015Read third time and passed House (62-Y 38-N)
02/10/2015VOTE: PASSAGE (62-Y 38-N) (see vote tally)
02/11/2015Constitutional reading dispensed
02/11/2015Referred to Committee on Education and Health
02/24/2015Left 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, 2 clips in all, totaling 3 minutes.