Students, certain, with limited English proficiency; Board shall make provision in its regulations. (HB936)

Introduced By

Del. David Toscano (D-Charlottesville) with support from co-patrons Del. Mark Keam (D-Vienna), Del. Alfonso Lopez (D-Arlington), Sen. John Bell (D-Chantilly), and Sen. Jennifer Boysko (D-Herndon)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Certain students with limited English proficiency; standard diploma; credit flexibility. Requires the Board of Education to make provision in its regulations for flexibility for any student with limited English proficiency to earn the credits required for a diploma. The bill requires such flexibility to permit local school divisions to award credit to such students who have failed reading, writing, or mathematics Standards of Learning assessments by a narrow margin, as defined by the Board. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/12/2016Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/16 16102198D
01/12/2016Referred to Committee on Education
01/19/2016Assigned Education sub: Education Innovation
02/01/2016Impact statement from DOE/COO (HB936)
02/09/2016Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment(s) (9-Y 0-N)
02/10/2016Reported from Education with substitute (16-Y 5-N) (see vote tally)
02/10/2016Committee substitute printed 16105357D-H1
02/11/2016Read first time
02/12/2016Read second time
02/12/2016Committee substitute agreed to 16105357D-H1
02/12/2016Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB936H1
02/15/2016Read third time and passed House (69-Y 30-N)
02/15/2016VOTE: PASSAGE (69-Y 30-N) (see vote tally)
02/16/2016Constitutional reading dispensed
02/16/2016Referred to Committee on Education and Health
02/18/2016Assigned Education sub: Public Education
02/18/2016Impact statement from DPB (HB936H1)
02/25/2016Continued to 2017 in Education and Health (10-Y 5-N) (see vote tally)
12/02/2016Left in Education and Health