Community schools; Department of Education to establish taskforce for pilot program. (HB2434)

Introduced By

Del. Sam Rasoul (D-Roanoke) with support from co-patron Del. Will Morefield (R-North Tazewell)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Department of Education; community schools. Requires the Department of Education to establish an interagency taskforce composed of state and local agencies and entities in the areas of early childhood development, health, social services, community engagement, family engagement, higher education, and workforce development for the purpose of developing a pilot program for the establishment of community schools whereby public elementary and secondary schools serve as centers for the provision of such community programs and services to students and their families as may be necessary based on the unique needs of the student population to be served. The bill requires such pilot program to include a process by which school boards and community partnerships may apply to the Department of Education to designate an elementary or secondary school in the local school division as a community school. The bill also establishes a special nonreverting fund in the state treasury for the purpose of providing planning grants for school boards who seek to apply to the Department of Education through such pilot program for community school designation. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/19/2017Presented and ordered printed 17103900D
01/19/2017Referred to Committee on Education
01/23/2017Assigned Education sub: Education Innovation
01/27/2017Impact statement from DPB (HB2434)
01/31/2017Subcommittee failed to recommend reporting (3-Y 5-N)
02/07/2017Left in Education