School climate survey; Superintendent of Public Instruction to develop and make available annually. (HB1119)

Introduced By

Del. Schuyler VanValkenburg (D-Henrico) with support from co-patron Del. Ken Plum (D-Reston)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Superintendent of Public Instruction; school climate survey. Requires the Superintendent of Public Instruction to develop and make available annually to each public elementary and secondary school teacher in the Commonwealth a voluntary and anonymous school climate survey to evaluate school-level teaching conditions and the impact such conditions have on teacher retention and student achievement. The bill requires such survey to include questions regarding school leadership, teacher leadership, teacher autonomy, demands on teachers' time, student conduct management, professional development, instructional practices and support, new teacher support, community engagement and support, and facilities and other resources. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/10/2018Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/18 18102973D
01/10/2018Referred to Committee on Education
01/19/2018Assigned Education sub: Subcommittee #2
01/22/2018Impact statement from DPB (HB1119)
02/01/2018Impact statement from DPB (HB1119)
02/02/2018Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendments (10-Y 0-N)
02/02/2018Subcommittee recommends referring to Committee on Appropriations
02/07/2018Reported from Education with amendments (21-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
02/07/2018Referred to Committee on Appropriations
02/08/2018Assigned App. sub: Elementary & Secondary Education
02/09/2018Subcommittee recommends laying on the table (5-Y 3-N)
02/13/2018Left in Appropriations