High school graduation; graduation requirements. (SB336)

Introduced By

Sen. John Miller (D-Newport News) with support from co-patron Sen. Jeremy McPike (D-Dale City)

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

02/22/2016: Passed the House

History

DateAction
01/08/2016Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/16 16103151D
01/08/2016Referred to Committee on Education and Health
01/19/2016Impact statement from DOE/COO (SB336)
01/26/2016Assigned Education sub: Public Education
02/04/2016Reported from Education and Health (13-Y 0-N 1-A) (see vote tally)
02/05/2016Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/08/2016Read second time and engrossed
02/09/2016Read third time and passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/11/2016Placed on Calendar
02/11/2016Read first time
02/11/2016Referred to Committee on Education
02/17/2016Reported from Education with amendment (19-Y 3-N) (see vote tally)
02/18/2016Read second time
02/19/2016Passed by for the day
02/22/2016Read third time
02/22/2016Committee amendment agreed to
02/22/2016Amendments by Delegate Greason agreed to
02/22/2016Amendment by Delegate LeMunyon agreed to
02/22/2016Passed House with amendments (99-Y 1-N)
02/22/2016VOTE: PASSAGE (99-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
02/24/2016House amendments rejected by Senate (1-Y 38-N) (see vote tally)
02/25/2016House insisted on amendments
02/25/2016House requested conference committee
02/26/2016Senate acceded to request (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/26/2016Conferees appointed by Senate
02/26/2016Senators: Carrico, Dunnavant, Miller
03/01/2016Conferees appointed by House
03/01/2016Delegates: Greason, LeMunyon, Bulova
03/10/2016C Amended by conference committee
03/10/2016Conference substitute printed 16106310D-S1
03/10/2016Conference report agreed to by House (91-Y 2-N)
03/10/2016VOTE: ADOPTION (91-Y 2-N) (see vote tally)
03/11/2016Conference report agreed to by Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)

Video

This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 6 clips in all, totaling 6 minutes.

Transcript

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

THE SENATOR FROM ALEXANDRIA.

Sen. Adam Ebbin (D-Alexandria): I MOVE BILL ENGROSSED AND ADVANCED TO THE THIRD READING.

[Unknown]: ALL IN FAVOR SAY AYE. THOSE OPPOSED, NO. THE AYES HAVE IT. THE BILL IS ENGROSSED AND ADVANCED TO THE THIRD READING. SENATE BILL 336, A BILL RELATING TO THE BOARD OF EDUCATION; HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS. REPORTED FROM COMMITTEE ON EDUCATION AND HEALTH. THE SENATOR FROM NEWPORT NEWS, SENATOR MILL.

Sen. John Miller (D-Newport News): THANK YOU, MR. PRESIDENT. I MOVE THE BILL BE ENGROSSED AND ADVANCED TO THE THIRD READING.

[Unknown]: THE QUESTION IS SHALL THE BILL BE ENGROSSED AND ADVANCED TO THE THIRD READING. ALL IN FAVOR SAY AYE. THOSE OPPOSED, NO. THE AYES HAVE IT.


Del. Bill Howell (R-Fredericksburg): THANK YOU, SENATOR. THE QUESTION IS SHALL SENATE BILL 327 ALL IN FAVOR OF THE MOTION WILL RECORD THEIR VOTES AYE, THOSE OPPOSED NO. ARE THE SENATORS READY TO VOTE? HAVE ALL THE SENATORS VOTED? DO ANY SENATORS DESIRE TO CHANGE THEIR VOTE? THE CLERK WILL CLOSE THE ROLL.

Sen. Adam Ebbin (D-Alexandria): AYES 31, NOS NINE.

[Unknown]: AYES 31, NOS NINE. THE BILL PASSES. SENATE BILL 336, RELATING TO THE BOARD OF EDUCATION, HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS. SENATOR FROM NEWPORT NEWS, SENATOR MILLER.

Sen. John Miller (D-Newport News): THANK YOU, MR. PRESIDENT. I MOVE THE BILL PASS AND SPEAKING TO THE BILL.

[Unknown]: THE SENATOR HAS THE FLOOR.

Sen. John Miller (D-Newport News): MR. PRESIDENT, MEMBERS OF THE SENATE, THIS BILL WILL LEAD TO THE REDESIGN OF HIGH SCHOOLS AND DRAMATICALLY CHANGE THE WAY WE PREPARE OUR STUDENTS FOR EITHER COLLEGE OR CAREER. THIS LEGISLATION IS THE RECOMMENDATION OF THE SOL INNOVATION COMMITTEE AND FOR STUDENTS WHO WANT TO GO ON TO COLLEGE, THEY WILL CONTINUE WITH THEIR EDUCATION COURSES, WHICH WILL BE MORE RIGOROUS, BUT IF A STUDENT WANTS TO ENTER A CAREER AFTER HIGH SCHOOL, THEY WILL NOW GET CREDIT FOR INTERNSHIPS, APPRENTICESHIPS AND EARNING INDUSTRY CERTIFICATION, SO WHEN THEY GRADUATE, THEY'LL HAVE THE SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE THEY NEED TO GET A JOB UPON GRADUATION. I RENEW MY MOTION THAT THE BILL PASS.

[Unknown]: THANK YOU, SENATOR. THE QUESTION IS THAL SENATE BILL 336


Del. Bill Howell (R-Fredericksburg): THE QUESTION IS SHALL THE SENATE CONCUR WITH THE HOUSE AMENDMENT. ALL IN FAVOR OF THE MOTION WILL. HAVE ALL THE SENATORS VOTED? ARE THE SENATORS READY TO VOTE? DO ANY SENATORS DESIRE TO CH ANGE THEIR VOTE? THE CLERK WILL CLOSE THE ROLL.

Sen. Adam Ebbin (D-Alexandria): AYES 39, NOS 0.

[Unknown]: AYES 39, NOS 0. THE SENATE CONCURS WITH THE HOUSE AMENDMENT. SENATE BILL 336 PASSED THE HOUSE WITH AMENDMENT. SNORT FROM NEWPORT NEWS, SENATOR MILLER. THANK YOU, MR. PRESIDENT. I WOULD LIKE TO TAKE THE AMENDMENTS UP IN A BLOCK AND I MOVE TO REJECT ALL FOUR AMENDMENTS. THANK YOU, SENATOR. WOULD YOU LIKE TO SPEAK TO THAT? THANK YOU, MR. PRESIDENT,. MEMBERS OF THE HOUSE -- OR MEMBERS OF THE SENATE THE HIGH SCHOOL REDESIGNED BILL PASS THE OUT OF THE SENATE BAY VOTE OF 40-0. THE FIRST TWO ARE WORTH SMITHING AMENDMENTS AND THE THIRD REQUIRES A RELEASE OF A REPORT TO THE EDUCATION COMMITTEE AND THE FOURTH IS A REASON ENACTMENT CLAUSE. I RENEW MY MOTION TO REJECT THE AMENDMENTS.

Del. Bill Howell (R-Fredericksburg): THE AMENDMENTS WILL BE TAKEN UP IN BLOCK WITH THE RECOMMENDATION THAT THE HOUSE AMENDMENTS BE REJECTED.