School board members, local; professional development activities requirement. (HB1962)

Introduced By

Del. Steve Landes (R-Weyers Cave) with support from co-patrons Del. Jim LeMunyon (R-Oak Hill), and Sen. Jennifer McClellan (D-Richmond)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Local school board members; professional development. Adds additional topics to the professional development activities required of local school board members and requires members to certify their compliance annually with the clerk of the school board. The bill requires the local clerk to record individual members' compliance at the first school board meeting of the year. The bill also directs the Board of Education, in conjunction with the Virginia School Boards Association, to establish criteria for the professional development and training of local school board members. The bill has a delayed effective date of July 1, 2016. Amends § 22.1-253.13:5, § 22.1-77, of the Code of Virginia. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


  • 01/13/2015 Committee
  • 01/13/2015 Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/14/15 15101931D
  • 01/13/2015 Referred to Committee on Education
  • 01/23/2015 Assigned Education sub: Elementary and Secondary Education
  • 01/27/2015 Impact statement from DPB (HB1962)
  • 01/29/2015 Subcommittee recommends reporting (8-Y 0-N)
  • 02/04/2015 Reported from Education (21-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
  • 02/04/2015 Referred to Committee on Appropriations
  • 02/04/2015 Assigned App. sub: Elementary & Secondary Education
  • 02/06/2015 Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment(s) (7-Y 0-N)
  • 02/06/2015 Reported from Appropriations with amendments (20-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
  • 02/07/2015 Read first time
  • 02/09/2015 Read second time
  • 02/09/2015 Committee amendments agreed to
  • 02/09/2015 Engrossed by House as amended HB1962E
  • 02/09/2015 Printed as engrossed 15101931D-E
  • 02/10/2015 Read third time and passed House (98-Y 2-N)
  • 02/10/2015 VOTE: PASSAGE (98-Y 2-N) (see vote tally)
  • 02/11/2015 Constitutional reading dispensed
  • 02/11/2015 Referred to Committee on Education and Health
  • 02/19/2015 Failed to report (defeated) in Education and Health (5-Y 9-N) (see vote tally)


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 1 minute.