Public schools; alternative accountability process. (SB1545)

Introduced By

Sen. Glen Sturtevant (R-Midlothian)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Public schools; alternative accountability process. Allows a school board to adopt an alternative accountability process to provide a principal and parties involved in an incident involving assault or assault and battery without bodily injury that occurs on a school bus, on school property, or at a school-sponsored event an option to enter into a mutually agreed upon mediation process between the involved parties as an alternative to reporting such incident to law enforcement. The bill requires a principal in a school division with such a process to attempt to engage the parties involved in such an incident in the alternative accountability process prior to reporting such incident to the local law-enforcement agency. The bill prohibits a principal from reporting such an incident when the parties successfully complete the alternative accountability process. Amends § 22.1-279.3:1, of the Code of Virginia. Read the Bill »


01/08/2019: Awaiting a Vote in the Education and Health Committee


01/08/2019Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/19 19103322D
01/08/2019Referred to Committee on Education and Health

Hearing Scheduled

This bill is scheduled to be heard in the Senate Education and Health’s Public Education subcommittee on 01/17/2019. It meets on Monday, 1/2 hour after adjournment, 4th Floor East.

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