Teaching profession in Virginia; Joint Legislative Audit and Review Commission to study. (HJ56)

Introduced By

Del. Cheryl Turpin (D-Virginia Beach) with support from co-patrons Del. Eileen Filler-Corn (D-Fairfax Station), Del. Marcus Simon (D-Falls Church), and Sen. Jennifer Boysko (D-Herndon)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Study; JLARC; teaching profession in Virginia; report. Directs the Joint Legislative Audit and Review Commission (JLARC) to study the teaching profession in Virginia. In conducting its study, JLARC shall (i) evaluate all areas of teacher preparation programs in Virginia, including entry-level positions, licensing and certifications, and programs related to master teachers, school counselors, and administrators; (ii) identify the reasons teachers leave the profession; (iii) review the Department of Education's recent report to the General Assembly concerning teacher shortage disciplines for the 2017-2018 school year and project the shortage rates by subject areas for the next five years; (iv) determine whether disparities exist in compensation and benefits, work environment, turnover, and attrition by region of the Commonwealth and rank the regions where disparities and shortages are poorer; (v) compare the compensation, work environment, turnover, and attrition in Virginia with that of other states; (vi) evaluate current and innovative policies and programs that may contribute to improved student academic achievement and a strong teacher workforce implemented in Virginia and other states; and (vii) consider other issues and make recommendations that JLARC determines necessary for a thorough and comprehensive assessment of the teaching profession in the Commonwealth. The bill requires JLARC to report its findings to the Governor and the 2019 Session of the General Assembly. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/05/2018Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/18 18101388D
01/05/2018Referred to Committee on Rules
01/19/2018Assigned Rules sub: Subcommittee #1
02/13/2018Left in Rules