School personnel survey; Superintendent of Public Instruction to develop & make available annually. (SB456)

Introduced By

Sen. Jennifer McClellan (D-Richmond) with support from co-patrons Del. Kaye Kory (D-Falls Church), and Sen. Monty Mason (D-Williamsburg)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Superintendent of Public Instruction; school personnel survey. Requires the Superintendent of Public Instruction to develop and administer biennially to individuals holding a license from the Department of Education a voluntary and anonymous school personnel 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. The bill requires the Superintendent of Public Instruction to report the results of the survey to the House Committees on Appropriations and Education and to the Senate Committees on Finance and Education and Health. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/09/2018Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/18 18102475D
01/09/2018Referred to Committee on Education and Health
01/17/2018Assigned Education sub: Public Education
01/22/2018Impact statement from DPB (SB456)
01/25/2018Reported from Education and Health with amendments (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/26/2018Constitutional reading dispensed (35-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/29/2018Read second time
01/29/2018Reading of amendments waived
01/29/2018Committee amendments agreed to
01/29/2018Reading of amendment waived
01/29/2018Amendment by Senator Newman agreed to
01/29/2018Engrossed by Senate as amended SB456E
01/29/2018Printed as engrossed 18102475D-E
01/30/2018Read third time and passed Senate (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/05/2018Impact statement from DPB (SB456E)
02/05/2018Placed on Calendar
02/05/2018Read first time
02/05/2018Referred to Committee on Appropriations
02/15/2018Impact statement from DPB (SB456E)
02/22/2018Assigned App. sub: Elementary & Secondary Education
02/28/2018Subcommittee recommends laying on the table (5-Y 3-N)
03/06/2018Left in Appropriations