High school graduation; graduation requirements. (HB895)

Introduced By

Del. Tag Greason (R-Potomac Falls) with support from co-patron Del. Steve Landes (R-Weyers Cave)

Progress

Introduced
Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law

Description

Board of Education; high school graduation requirements. Removes existing provisions related to standard and advanced studies diplomas and standard and verified units of credit and requires the Board of Education, in establishing high school graduation requirements, to (i) develop and implement, in consultation with stakeholders representing elementary and secondary education, higher education, and business and industry in the Commonwealth and including parents, policymakers, and community leaders in the Commonwealth, a Profile of a Virginia Graduate that identifies the knowledge and skills that students should attain during high school in order to be successful contributors to the economy of the Commonwealth, giving due consideration to critical thinking, creative thinking, collaboration, communication, and citizenship; (ii) emphasize the development of core skill sets in the early years of high school; and (iii) establish and require students to follow in the later years of high school alternative paths toward college and career readiness that include internships, externships, and credentialing. The bill requires the Board of Education to establish such graduation requirements no later than September 1, 2017, and specifies that such requirements shall apply to each student who enrolls in high school as (a) a freshman after July 1, 2018, (b) a sophomore after July 1, 2019, (c) a junior after July 1, 2020, or (d) a senior after July 1, 2021. Read the Bill »

Status

04/20/2016: enacted

History

DateAction
01/12/2016Committee
01/12/2016Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/16 16100720D
01/12/2016Referred to Committee on Education
01/19/2016Assigned to sub: Education Innovation
01/19/2016Assigned Education sub: Education Innovation
01/19/2016Impact statement from DOE/COO (HB895)
02/08/2016Subcommittee recommends reporting (9-Y 0-N)
02/10/2016Reported from Education (19-Y 3-N) (see vote tally)
02/11/2016Read first time
02/12/2016Passed by for the day
02/15/2016Read second time
02/15/2016Amendment by Delegate LeMunyon paragraph #3 agreed to
02/15/2016Amendment by Delegate LeMunyon paragraph #4 rejected (45-Y 50-N)
02/15/2016VOTE: REJECTED (45-Y 50-N) (see vote tally)
02/15/2016Engrossed by House as amended HB895E
02/15/2016Printed as engrossed 16100720D-E
02/16/2016Read third time and passed House (86-Y 13-N)
02/16/2016VOTE: PASSAGE (86-Y 13-N) (see vote tally)
02/17/2016Constitutional reading dispensed
02/17/2016Referred to Committee on Education and Health
02/19/2016Impact statement from DPB (HB895E)
02/25/2016Reported from Education and Health with substitute (14-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/25/2016Committee substitute printed 16105836D-S1
02/26/2016Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/29/2016Read third time
02/29/2016Reading of substitute waived
02/29/2016Committee substitute agreed to 16105836D-S1
02/29/2016Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute HB895S1
02/29/2016Passed Senate with substitute (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/01/2016Placed on Calendar
03/02/2016Impact statement from DPB (HB895S1)
03/02/2016Senate substitute rejected by House 16105836D-S1 (2-Y 97-N)
03/02/2016VOTE: REJECTED (2-Y 97-N) (see vote tally)
03/04/2016Passed by for the day
03/07/2016Senate insisted on substitute (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/07/2016Senate requested conference committee
03/08/2016House acceded to request
03/09/2016Conferees appointed by House
03/09/2016Delegates: Greason, LeMunyon, Bulova
03/09/2016Conferees appointed by Senate
03/09/2016Senators: Carrico, Dunnavant, Miller
03/10/2016C Amended by conference committee
03/10/2016Conference substitute printed 16106293D-H1
03/10/2016Conference report agreed to by House (90-Y 3-N)
03/10/2016VOTE: ADOPTION (90-Y 3-N) (see vote tally)
03/11/2016Passed by temporarily
03/11/2016Conference report agreed to by Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/25/2016Enrolled
03/25/2016Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB895ER)
03/25/2016Signed by Speaker
03/28/2016Signed by President
03/28/2016Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on 3/28/16
03/28/2016G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, Sunday, April 10, 2016
03/30/2016Impact statement from DPB (HB895ER)
04/04/2016Governor's recommendation received by House
04/20/2016Placed on Calendar
04/20/2016House concurred in Governor's recommendation (90-Y 7-N)
04/20/2016VOTE: ADOPTION (90-Y 7-N)
04/20/2016Senate concurred in Governor's recommendation (38-Y 0-N)
04/20/2016G Governor's recommendation adopted
04/20/2016Reenrolled
04/20/2016Reenrolled bill text (HB895ER2)
04/20/2016Signed by Speaker as reenrolled
04/20/2016Signed by President as reenrolled
04/20/2016Enacted, Chapter 750 (effective 7/1/16)
04/20/2016G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0750)

Video

This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 10 clips in all, totaling 19 minutes.

Transcript

This is a transcript of the video clips in which this bill is discussed.

EDUCATION. VIRGINIA HIGH SCHOOL TOURNAMENTS. THERE IS A FLOOR AMENDMENT THAT HAS BEEN DISTRIBUTED AND AVAILABLE ONLINE. THANK YOU, MR. SPEAKER. THANK YOU, MR. SPEAKER. I MIGHT TRY TO EXPLAIN THE BILL FIRST BEFORE CONSIDERING A FLOOR AMENDMENT IF THAT IS OKAY. VERY GOOD. THANK YOU. THIS IS A SUBSTANTIAL BILL, YEARS AGO, AND HOW TO PASS REGULATIONS DOWN. THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY SAID WE WANT TO DO SOME SPECIFIC THINGS. YOU MUST TAKE A VIRTUAL CLASS. YOU HAVE TO TAKE EITHER AN AP CLASS OR AN IP CLASS OR A CTE CLASS. FOR NINTH GRADERS YOU HAVE TO LEARN EMERGENCY FIRST AID, AND LEARN HOW TO USE AN AUTO MATED EXTERNAL DEFIBRILLATOR. WE HAVE SAID YOU HAVE TO TAKE A PERSONAL FINANCE COURSE. THIS YEAR, YOU'RE SAYING HAVE YOU TO LEARN MORE ABOUT COMPUTERS. WE SAID A LOT IN THE CODE AND TOLD OUR LOCALITIES WHAT WE WANT THEM TO DO. YOU'LL HEAR THINGS LIKE WE WANT OUR GRADUATES TO BE ABLE TO GET BETTER AT CRITICAL THINKING AND COLLABORATION AND CITIZENSHIP. WHAT CLASS DO YOU TAKE TO SHOW YOU'RE BETTER AT CREATIVE THINKING AND CITIZENSHIP? I'M NOT SURE. LAEJ, WE WANT OUR CHILDREN TO BE MORE CAREER READY AND HAVE INTERNSHIPS AND FOCUS ON WE SAID A LOT ABOUT WHAT WE CREDENTIALING. EXPECT OF THE CHILDREN. BUT NEVER HAVE SAID GO AWAY AND LET US KNOW WHAT YOU FIND OUT. WE HAVE PUT THEM IN THE CODE. AND THE CODE HAS BECOME SOMEWHAT CUMBERSOME. THIS BILL SAYS GO AWAY, DEVELOP, AND IMPLEMENT THESE CONCEPT S INTO A HIGH SCHOOL RESIGN. COME BACK AND SHOW US HOW YOU MIGHT DEVELOP COURSES IN THE EARLY YEARS AND INTERNSHIPS AND SHOW US HOW TO INTEGRATE A NEW WAY TO THINK ABOUT HIGH SCHOOL. LASTLY, MR. SPEAKER, JUST BECAUSE MY SON, MATTHEW MAY OR MAY NOT TAKE FIVE AP COURSES THAT KNIGHT MITE NOT BE THE RIGHT PATH FOR EVERYONE. SO REGARDLESS WLFRNT IT'S THE PATH, WE NEED TO CHANGE THE WAY HOW WE THINK ABOUT IT IN THE COMMONWEALTH. POINT OF ORDER, MR. SPEAKER?

Del. Bill Howell (R-Fredericksburg): GENTLEMAN MAY PROCEED.

[Unknown]: I'M DONE. AND I KNOW THAT DELEGATE LEMUNYON HAS A NOOR AMENDMENT. THANK YOU, WOULD THE CLERK REPORT THE AMENDMENT? FLOOR AMENDMENT IS AVAILABLE ONLINE. THANK YOU, MR. SPEAKER, MR. SPEAKER, LADIES AND GENTLEMEN OF THE HOUSE, THE GENTLEMAN FROM LOUDOUN HAS DESCRIBED THE BILL CORRECTLY. THE FLOOR AMENDMENT IS TO ENACTMENT CLAUSES. THIS COULD BE A FAIRLY SUBSTANTIAL AND SWEEPING DESIGN. THE BILL IS DESIGNED IS THAT STATE BOARD GOES THROUGH THE PROCESS OF UPDATING AND MAKING IS THAT THE CLOCK STOPS. AND I WOULD LIKE TO TALK TO MY LOCAL SCHOOL BOARDS ABOUT WHAT CHANGES WHAT MY AMENDMENT SAYS THIS MIGHT BE. WHAT I'M CONCERNED ABOUT IS VOTING FOR SOMETHING THE STATE BOARD IS GOING TO COME UP WITH THAT IT HAVEN'T SEEN YET. SO THE QUESTION IS DO YOU WANT TO BE ABLE TO STOP THE CLOCK AND TAKE A LOOK? IF YOU'RE OKAY, YOU WANT TO VOTE NO. THANK YOU. THERE ARE TWO CLAUSES IN THE AMENDMENT. ONE SAYS GO AWAY, DO THIS WORK, COME BACK WITH A REPORT. TELL US WHAT YOU'RE THINKING ABOUT. WE CAN CONSIDER IT AND MOVE FORWARD. THAT MAKES SENSE TO ME. SO MR. SPEAKER, I WOULD LIKE TO ASK IF I CAN SEVER INTO TWO PARTS EXCEPT NUMBER THREE AND SAYS WE CAN TO COME BACK AND REVOTE ON EVERYTHING JUST TALKED ABOUT.

Del. Bill Howell (R-Fredericksburg): OKAY, GENTLEMAN FROM LOUDOUN ASKED WE SEPARATE THE TWO FLOOR AMENDMENTS OFFERED BY MR. LEMUNYON.

[Unknown]: AND MR. SPEAKER?

Del. Bill Howell (R-Fredericksburg): YES, GENTLEMAN FROM LOUDOUN?

[Unknown]: ONCE SEPARATED I'D LIKE THE BODY TO VOTE FOR THE FIRST PART OF THE AMENDMENT AND AGAINST THE SECOND PART OF THE AMENDMENT.

Del. Bill Howell (R-Fredericksburg): THE QUESTION IS ON ADOPTION OF ITEM THREE AS MANY FAVOR ADOPTION, WILL SAY AYE, OPPOSED, NO. NOW WE'RE GOING TO TALK ABOUT ITEM FOUR.

[Unknown]: THANK YOU, MR. SPEAKER. HE JUST AGREED REPORTS ARE GOING TO COME IN SEPTEMBER IF YOU THINK IT SHOULD BE AUTOMATICALLY IMPLEMENTED WITH OUT KNOWING WHAT THE REPORT SAYS, THEN YOU WANT TO VOTE NO. THANK YOU. MR. SPEAKER? I ASK --

Del. Bill Howell (R-Fredericksburg): GENTLEMAN FROM LOUDOUN?

[Unknown]: THANK YOU. I'D ASK YOU TO VOTE NO ON THIS WHEN HE SAYS WHAT HE'S ABOUT TO SAY. THANK YOU. THANK YOU, MR. SPEAKER. WILL THE GENTLEMAN YIELD? IF THIS IS OFFERED? MR. SPEAKER, FOLLOW UP QUESTION? GENTLEMAN YIELD? YES. THANK YOU, MR. SPEAKER. I ASK THE GENTLEMAN THE INTENT OF THE LANGUAGE THAT WE'RE ABOUT TO VOTE ON IS SIMILAR TO THE AMENDMENT WE REJECTED IN THE FULL COMBHEE THE OTHER DAY? I THINK THAT IS CORRECT. MR. ORROCK. MR. SPEAKER, SPEAKING TO THE AMENDMENT.

Del. Bill Howell (R-Fredericksburg): GENTLEMAN HAS THE FLOOR.

[Unknown]: MR. SPEAKER, I'VE SEEN OUR BOARD OF EDUCATION, ALLOWING THEM TO DETERMINE WHAT THE GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS ARE. WHILE IN CONCEPT, AGREE WITH THE PATRON OF THE BILL. AND THIS WILL COME BACK AND LET US KNOW WHAT THAT MEANS WILL BE IRRESPONSIBLE. I HOPE THE BODY WILL COME BACK AND ACCEPT AMENDMENT NUMBER FOUR.

Del. Bill Howell (R-Fredericksburg): THE QUESTION IS ON ADOPTION OF ITEM FOUR. AS MANY FAVOR ADOPTION WILL SAY AYE. OPPOSED, NOCHLT CHAIR IS IN DOUBT. I THINK THAT IS SUFFICIENT. ITEM FOUR, FLOOR AMENDMENT IS AGREED TO.

[Unknown]: MR. SPEAKER? SORRY. IS HE BOTHERING HER? I CAN GET THE CAPITOL POLICE? FLOOR AMENDMENT IS ACCEPTED. THANK YOU, MR. SPEAKER. QUESTION ON THE FLOOR AMENDMENT HAS BEEN AGREED TO. MR. SPEAKER, PARLIAMENTARY INQUIRY. WON'T BE IT APPROPRIATE TO HAVE A SHE OF HANDS? WELL, WE HAD A SHOW OF HANDS. AS FOR A DIVISION -- BEG PARDON? AYES, NAYS?
SCHOOL GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS. SHALL THE BILL PASS? THE CLERK WILL CLOSE THE ROLL AYES 86, NOS 13. AYES 86, NOS 13, THE BILL IS PASSED. TURNING TO PAGE 40 OF THE
WITH THAT OBJECTION, HOUSE BILL 750 WILL GO BYE FOR THE DAY. MOVE FORWARD TO PAGE 23. HOUSE BILL 895. THE SENATOR FROM LYNCHBURG, SENATOR NEWMAN. I MOVE THAT HOUSE BILL 895 PASS AND SPEAKING TO THAT MOTION. THE SENATOR HAS THE FLOOR. THIS IS A BILL WE HAVE SEEN A VERSION OF BEFORE THAT SPEAKS TO THE HIGH SCHOOL REDESIGN AND SOME ADJUSTMENTS DO TAKE PLACE IN THE CURRENT BILL BUT ALSO IT IS INSTRUCTIVE TO THE BOARD OF EDUCATION IN HOW THEY ARE TO COME UP WITH THE NEW DESIGN TO GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS AND HOW THEY ARE TO BREAK IT OUT. THERE IS AN ENACTMENT CLAUSE ON THIS BILL THAT BELMONT BASICALLS OUT THE PROCESS. THERE WAS ANOTHER BILL THAT CAME THROUGH THAT HAS A DIFFERENT VERSION THAT IS A SENATE BILL AND THIS HAS OUR AMENDMENTS ON IT AND WE WILL ULTIMATELY PROBABLY GO TO CONFERENCE. I WOULD HOPE THAT WE WOULD PASS THE BILL, MR. PRESIDENT,.

Del. Bill Howell (R-Fredericksburg): THANK YOU, SENATOR. THE QUESTION IS SHALL HOUSE BILL 895 PASS. ALL IN FAVOR OF THE MOTION WILLE S AYE, THOSE OPPOSED NO. ARE THE SENATORS READY TO VOTE? HAVE ALL THE SENATORS VOTED? DO ANY SENATORS DESIRE TO CH ANGE THEIR VOTE? THE CLERK WILL CLOSE THE ROLL.

[Unknown]: AYES 38, NOS 0. AYES 38, NOS 0.


Del. Bill Howell (R-Fredericksburg): THE GENTLEMAN FROM LOUDOUN, MR. GREASON.

Del. Tag Greason (R-Potomac Falls): THANK YOU, MR. SPEAKER. THIS IS A HIGH SCHOOL REDESIGN BILL THAT WENT OVER. WE PUT THE SENATE VERSION INTO CONFERENCE THE OTHER DAY. SO, TO DO THE SAME THING, AND PUT THIS BILL IN CONFERENCE, I WOULD ASK YOU TO REJECT THE SENATE SUBSTITUTE.

[Unknown]: SHALL THE SENATE SUBSTITUTE BE AGREED TO? CLERK WILL CLOSE THE ROLL.

Del. Tag Greason (R-Potomac Falls): AYE, TWO, NO, 97. THE SUBSTITUTE IS REJECTED.


Sen. Bryce Reeves (R-Spotsylvania): SEEING NONE, I WOULD ASK THAT THE CLERK PLEASE CALL THE CALENDAR.

[Unknown]: SENATE CALENDAR FOR MONDAY, MARCH 7, 2016. PAGE 7. UNFINISHED BUSINESS, HOUSE BILL 865. THE HOUSE HAS REJECTED THE SENATE SUBSTITUTE. I MOVE A THAT WE INSIST AND OUR AMENDMENT AND REQUEST A COMMITTEE OF CONFERENCE.

Del. Bill Howell (R-Fredericksburg): SHALL THE SENATE INSIST ON ITS SUBSTITUTE AND INSIST ON A COMMITTEE OF CONFERENCE. ALL IN FAVOR OF THE MOTION WILL. ARE THE SENATORS READY TO VOTE? HAVE ALL THE SENATORS VOTED?


[Unknown]: OVERSIGHT ABOUT HOW WE MIGHT LOOK AT THE REDESIGN. SO THE REPORT IN FRONT OF YOU HAS A SERIES OF PUBLIC INPUT MEETINGS, INPUT ON THE WEBSITE, TO SEE WHAT THE COMMENTS AND THE RECOMMENDATIONS ON HIGH SCHOOL REDESIGN WILL LOOK LIKE AND THAT A REPORT BACK TO US BEFORE WE TAKE ACTION ON ANYTHING IN THE 2017 SESSION. I THINK IT'S A GREAT COMPROMISE. I WANT TO THINK THE DELEGATE FOR HIS WORK ON THE CONFERENCE REPORT. I WOULD LIKE TO MOVE THAT THE CONFERENCE REPORT PASS.

Del. Bill Howell (R-Fredericksburg): SHALL THE CONFERENCE REPORT BE ADOPTED? THE CLERK WILL CLOSE THE ROLL.

[Unknown]: AYES 90, NOES, 3. THE CONFERENCE REPORT IS ADOPTED. TURNING AHEAD ON TODAY'S ORIGINAL CALENDAR TO PAGE 14, CONFERENCE REPORT IS RECEIVED FOR HOUSE BILL 1255. HOUSE BILL 1255. IT'S A BILL TO AMEND AND
DURING THE CONFERENCE TO PUT SOME REQUIREMENTS TO HAVE PUBLIC INPUT, PUBLIC MEETINGS, INPUT FROM THE WEBSITE, A NUMBER OF REPORTING REQUIREMENTS. I THINK THEY WERE ALL VERY GOOD AMENDMENTS BUT THEY WERE ALL VERY UNIQUE TO THIS BILL SPECIFICALLY. THE GOVERNOR'S AMENDMENT DOES BASICALLY THE SAME THING, WITH SOME MINOR ADJUSTMENTS, BUT FOLLOWS AN ALREADY-ESTABLISHED PROCESS UNDER THE APA, THE ADMINISTRATIVE PROCESS ACT. I THINK WE GET TO THE SAME END GAME BY ACCEPTING THESE AMENDMENTS AND I WOULD ASK THAT THE BODY WOULD ACCEPT THE GOVERNOR'S RECOMMENDATIONS.

Del. Bill Howell (R-Fredericksburg): Speaker: SHALL THE HOUSE AGREED TO THE -- AGREE TO THE RECOMMENDATIONS OF THE GOVERNOR? [ BELL ] Speaker: THE CLERK WILL CLOSE THE ROLL.

[Unknown]: Clerk: AYES 90, NOS SEVEN.

Del. Bill Howell (R-Fredericksburg): Speaker: THE RECOMMENDATIONS