Standards for Accreditation; review and corrective action. (HB2147)

Introduced By

Del. Cheryl Turpin (D-Virginia Beach) with support from co-patrons Del. Kaye Kory (D-Falls Church), Del. Sam Rasoul (D-Roanoke), Del. Debra Rodman (D-Henrico), and Del. Marcus Simon (D-Falls Church)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Standards for Accreditation; review and corrective action. Aligns the state review process of underperforming schools and school divisions with the new Standards for Accreditation adopted by the Board of Education (Board). The bill requires the Board to establish a review process to assist schools not meeting the standards established by the Board. The Board shall establish a corrective action plan process for any such school within its division, including a requirement that each school board submit a corrective action plan for any school in the local school division that does not meet the established standards. The bill requires a school board of a school division that does not demonstrate progress in developing or implementing such corrective action plan to enter into a memorandum of understanding with the Board. The bill also requires the school board of an underperforming school division to enter into a memorandum of understanding with the Board prior to developing a corrective action plan. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/08/2019Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/19 19102085D
01/08/2019Referred to Committee on Education
01/18/2019Assigned Education sub: Subcommittee #2
01/18/2019Impact statement from DPB (HB2147)
01/25/2019House subcommittee amendments and substitutes offered
01/25/2019Subcommittee recommends reporting with substitute (8-Y 1-N)
01/28/2019Reported from Education with substitute (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/28/2019Committee substitute printed 19105860D-H1
01/30/2019Impact statement from DPB (HB2147H1)
01/30/2019Read first time
01/31/2019Read second time
01/31/2019Committee substitute agreed to 19105860D-H1
01/31/2019Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB2147H1
02/01/2019Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (95-Y 0-N)
02/01/2019VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (95-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/04/2019Constitutional reading dispensed
02/04/2019Referred to Committee on Education and Health
02/06/2019Assigned Education sub: Public Education
02/14/2019Reported from Education and Health (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/15/2019Constitutional reading dispensed (37-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/18/2019Read third time
02/18/2019Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/21/2019Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB2147ER)
02/21/2019Impact statement from DPB (HB2147ER)
02/21/2019Signed by Speaker
02/21/2019Signed by President
02/28/2019Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on February 28, 2019
02/28/2019G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, March 26, 2019
03/18/2019G Approved by Governor-Chapter 585 (effective 7/1/19)
03/18/2019G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0585)