School term; waiver of length of school term, early course mastery. (HB967)

Introduced By

Del. Glenn Davis (R-Virginia Beach)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Length of the school term; waiver; early course mastery. Permits the Board of Education to waive, on a course-by-course basis, the requirement that the length of the school term be at least 180 teaching days or 990 teaching hours in any school year if a local school board provides the Board with satisfactory evidence of an alternative model of instruction for any course that allows for student mastery of the course content and objectives in fewer than 180 teaching days or 990 teaching hours. The bill provides that if the Board grants such a waiver, there shall be no proportional reduction in the amount paid by the Commonwealth from the Basic School Aid Fund and that the local appropriations for educational purposes necessary to fund 180 teaching days or 990 teaching hours shall not be proportionally reduced by any local governing body due to any reduction in the length of the school term for any course for which such a waiver is granted. Amends § 22.1-98, of the Code of Virginia. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/12/2016Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/16 16102461D
01/12/2016Referred to Committee on Education
01/19/2016Assigned to sub: Education Innovation
01/19/2016Assigned Education sub: Education Innovation
02/02/2016Impact statement from DOE/COO (HB967)
02/02/2016Subcommittee recommends striking from docket
02/03/2016Stricken from docket by Education