Charter schools, public; changes to provisions for establishment and operation. (HB565)

Introduced By

Del. Scott Lingamfelter (R-Woodbridge) with support from co-patron Del. Glenn Davis (R-Virginia Beach)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Public charter schools. Makes several changes to the provisions for the establishment and operation of public charter schools, including (i) requiring public charter schools to be administered and managed by a nonprofit education organization under the control of a governing board in lieu of a management committee and (ii) making changes and providing greater specificity regarding (a) the applicability of various laws, regulations, policies, and procedures to public charter schools; (b) the contents of charter applications; (c) the procedure for executing charter contracts and the contents of such contracts; and (iv) the method of funding public charter schools. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/11/2016Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/16 16101093D
01/11/2016Referred to Committee on Education
01/15/2016Assigned to sub: Subcommittee Education Innovation
01/15/2016Assigned Education sub: Subcommittee Education Innovation
01/15/2016Assigned Education sub:
02/03/2016Impact statement from DOE/COO (HB565)
02/09/2016Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment(s) (5-Y 4-N)
02/10/2016Reported from Education with substitute (13-Y 9-N) (see vote tally)
02/10/2016Committee substitute printed 16105272D-H1
02/11/2016Read first time
02/12/2016Read second time
02/12/2016Committee substitute agreed to 16105272D-H1
02/12/2016Amendment by Delegate Albo agreed to (66-Y 28-N)
02/12/2016VOTE: ADOPTION (66-Y 28-N) (see vote tally)
02/12/2016Engrossed by House - committee substitute with amendment HB565EH1
02/12/2016Printed as engrossed 16105272D-EH1
02/15/2016Read third time and defeated by House (46-Y 53-N)
02/15/2016VOTE: DEFEATED (46-Y 53-N) (see vote tally)
02/15/2016Reconsideration of defeated action agreed to by House
02/15/2016Passed by for the day
02/16/2016Motion to rerefer to committee agreed to
02/16/2016Rereferred to Education
02/16/2016Left in Education

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: SB734.