Public school teachers; planning time. (HB2612)

Introduced By

Del. Schuyler VanValkenburg (D-Henrico) with support from co-patron Del. Marcus Simon (D-Falls Church)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Planning time for public school teachers. Requires each school board to ensure that each elementary school, middle school, and high school teacher in its employment is provided at least one 45-minute period per school day as planning time that is unencumbered and otherwise uninterrupted, except in the case of the emergency need for classroom support or another emergency situation. Under current law, public elementary school teachers are guaranteed at least an average of 30 minutes of planning time per school day during a school week. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/09/2019Presented and ordered printed 19103505D
01/09/2019Referred to Committee on Education
01/18/2019Assigned Education sub: Subcommittee #1
01/21/2019Impact statement from DPB (HB2612)
01/21/2019Subcommittee recommends reporting with substitute (7-Y 1-N)
01/21/2019Subcommittee recommends referring to Committee on Appropriations
01/28/2019House subcommittee amendments and substitutes offered
01/28/2019Subcommittee recommends laying on the table (5-Y 3-N)
02/05/2019Left in Education