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. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


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