School accreditation; review of status by Board of Education. (HB1674)

Introduced By

Del. Tag Greason (R-Potomac Falls) with support from 10 copatrons, whose average partisan position is:

Those copatrons are Del. Buddy Fowler (R-Ashland), Del. Rob Krupicka (D-Alexandria), Del. Steve Landes (R-Weyers Cave), Del. Sam Rasoul (D-Roanoke), Del. Roxann Robinson (R-Chesterfield), Del. Tom Rust (R-Herndon), Del. Jeion Ward (D-Hampton), Del. Tony Wilt (R-Harrisonburg), Sen. Monty Mason (D-Williamsburg), Sen. Jennifer McClellan (D-Richmond)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


School accreditation frequency. Eliminates the requirement for the Board of Education to annually review the accreditation status of public elementary and secondary schools and permits the Board to review the accreditation status of schools annually, once every three years, or once every five years. The bill requires the frequency of such review to be based on criteria established by the Board that take into consideration each school's accreditation history, most recent accreditation status, and performance on metrics contained in the School Performance Report Card. The bill provides that any school that fails to achieve full accreditation but whose accreditation status is not scheduled to be reviewed by the Board in the subsequent year may request that the Board review its accreditation status in the subsequent year. The bill requires Standards of Learning assessments scores to continue to be reported on the School Performance Report Card annually, regardless of accreditation frequency. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/09/2015Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/14/15 15102637D
01/09/2015Referred to Committee on Education
01/16/2015Assigned Education sub: Education Reform
01/20/2015Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment(s) (7-Y 0-N)
01/21/2015Reported from Education with substitute (20-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
01/21/2015Committee substitute printed 15103995D-H1
01/22/2015Read first time
01/23/2015Passed by for the day until Thursday, January 29, 2015
01/23/2015Passed by until Thursday, January 29, 2015
01/29/2015Read second time
01/29/2015Committee substitute agreed to 15103995D-H1
01/29/2015Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB1674H1
01/30/2015Read third time and passed House (95-Y 0-N)
01/30/2015VOTE: PASSAGE (95-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/02/2015Constitutional reading dispensed
02/02/2015Referred to Committee on Education and Health
02/06/2015Assigned Education sub: Public Education
02/19/2015Reported from Education and Health with amendment (14-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/19/2015Impact statement from DPB (HB1674H1)
02/20/2015Constitutional reading dispensed (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/23/2015Read third time
02/23/2015Reading of amendment waived
02/23/2015Committee amendment agreed to
02/23/2015Engrossed by Senate as amended
02/23/2015Passed Senate with amendment (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/24/2015Placed on Calendar
02/24/2015Senate amendment rejected by House (0-Y 99-N)
02/24/2015VOTE: REJECTED (0-Y 99-N) (see vote tally)
02/25/2015Senate insisted on amendment (36-Y 2-N) (see vote tally)
02/25/2015Senate requested conference committee
02/26/2015House acceded to request
02/26/2015Conferees appointed by House
02/26/2015Delegates: Greason, LeMunyon, Bulova
02/26/2015Conferees appointed by Senate
02/26/2015Senators: Newman, Smith, Lucas
02/27/2015C Amended by conference committee
02/27/2015Conference substitute printed 15105669D-H2
02/27/2015Conference report agreed to by House (98-Y 0-N)
02/27/2015VOTE: ADOPTION (98-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/27/2015Conference report agreed to by Senate (36-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
03/06/2015Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1674ER)
03/06/2015Signed by Speaker
03/07/2015Signed by President
03/10/2015Impact statement from DPB (HB1674ER)
03/10/2015Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on 3/10/15
03/10/2015G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, Sunday, March 29, 2015
03/23/2015G Approved by Governor-Chapter 566 (effective 7/1/15)
03/23/2015G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0566)


This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 6 clips in all, totaling 5 minutes.