Public Elementary and Secondary Education, Commission on the Future of; established, report. (SB738)

Introduced By

Sen. Steve Newman (R-Forest)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Commission on the Future of Public Elementary and Secondary Education established. Establishes the 21-member Commission on the Future of Public Elementary and Secondary Education (the Commission), consisting of seven members of the House Committee on Education, seven members of the Senate, five nonlegislative citizen members, the Superintendent of Public Instruction or his designee, and the Secretary of Education or his designee, for the purpose of ensuring a deliberate, thoughtful, coordinated, and year-round approach to legislative education reform in the Commonwealth. The bill requires the Commission to (i) collaborate with the Board of Education, the Department of Education, the Standards of Learning Innovation Committee, and other interested stakeholders to study (a) the need for revisions to or reorganization of the Standards of Quality with a particular emphasis on the effective use of educational technology, (b) emerging education issues in the Commonwealth, and (c) the future of public elementary and secondary education in the Commonwealth and (ii) establish and appoint members from a variety of stakeholder organizations to subcommittees in distinct subject matter areas. The provisions of the bill sunset on July 1, 2021, and are contingent on funding in a general appropriation act. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/10/2018Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/18 18101932D
01/10/2018Referred to Committee on Rules
01/25/2018Impact statement from DPB (SB738)
02/09/2018Reported from Rules with amendments (13-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/09/2018Rereferred to Finance
02/12/2018Reported from Finance (16-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/13/2018Read second time
02/13/2018Reading of amendments waived
02/13/2018Committee amendments agreed to
02/13/2018Engrossed by Senate as amended SB738E
02/13/2018Printed as engrossed 18101932D-E
02/13/2018Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/13/2018Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/16/2018Impact statement from DPB (SB738E)
02/19/2018Placed on Calendar
02/19/2018Read first time
02/19/2018Referred to Committee on Appropriations
03/06/2018Left in Appropriations