Virtual Virginia; availability to all public schools. (SB1590)

Introduced By

Sen. Siobhan Dunnavant (R-Henrico)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Virtual Virginia. Requires that the Virtual Virginia program be made available to all public schools. Currently, the program is available only to high schools. The bill requires the Department of Education (the Department) to utilize a learning management system for the purposes of implementing Virtual Virginia. The bill also authorizes the Department to charge a per-student fee to school divisions for each student enrolled in a Virtual Virginia course beyond an initial allotment of 15 such students per school division and prohibits the Department from limiting the total number of such students by school division. The bill requires the Department to annually report on the Virtual Virginia program that includes student outcomes to the Chairmen of the House Committees on Appropriations and Education and the Senate Committees on Finance and Education and Health. The Department is required to make such report by November 1 of each year for the previous school year. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/09/2019Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/19 19101926D
01/09/2019Referred to Committee on Education and Health
01/16/2019Assigned Education sub: Public Education
01/24/2019Reported from Education and Health with substitute (12-Y 3-N) (see vote tally)
01/24/2019Committee substitute printed 19105247D-S1
01/24/2019Rereferred to Finance
01/31/2019Impact statement from DPB (SB1590S1)
01/31/2019Reported from Finance (13-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/04/2019Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/05/2019Read second time
02/05/2019Reading of substitute waived
02/05/2019Committee substitute agreed to 19105247D-S1
02/05/2019Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute SB1590S1
02/05/2019Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/05/2019Passed Senate (39-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
02/08/2019Placed on Calendar
02/08/2019Read first time
02/08/2019Referred to Committee on Education
02/11/2019Referred from Education
02/11/2019Referred to Committee on Appropriations
02/12/2019Assigned App. sub: Elementary & Secondary Education
02/19/2019Left in Appropriations