Standards of Quality; work-based learning, teacher leaders and mentors, principal mentors. (HB1316)

Introduced By

Del. Lashrecse D. Aird (D-Petersburg) with support from 27 copatrons, whose average partisan position is:

Those copatrons are Del. Alex Askew (D-Virginia Beach), Del. Lamont Bagby (D-Richmond), Del. Jeff Bourne (D-Richmond), Del. Betsy Carr (D-Richmond), Del. Josh Cole (D-Stafford), Del. Karrie Delaney (D-Centreville), Del. Nancy Guy (D-Virginia Beach), Del. Cliff Hayes (D-Chesapeake), Del. Charniele Herring (D-Alexandria), Del. Chris Hurst (D-Blacksburg), Del. Clinton Jenkins (D-Suffolk), Del. Jay Jones (D-Norfolk), Del. Paul Krizek (D-Alexandria), Del. Mark Levine (D-Alexandria), Del. Delores McQuinn (D-Richmond), Del. Martha Mugler (D-Hampton, Del. Kathleen Murphy (D-McLean), Del. Ken Plum (D-Reston), Del. Cia Price (D-Newport News), Del. Sam Rasoul (D-Roanoke), Del. Don Scott (D-Portsmouth), Del. Shelly Simonds (D-Newport News), Del. Rip Sullivan (D-Arlington), Del. Kathy Tran (D-Springfield), Del. Roslyn Tyler (D-Jarratt), Del. Schuyler VanValkenburg (D-Henrico), Del. Jeion Ward (D-Hampton)

Progress

Introduced
Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law

Description

Standards of Quality; work-based learning; teacher leaders and mentors; principal mentors; certain personnel positions and initiatives. Makes several changes to the Standards of Quality, including requiring the establishment of units in the Department of Education to oversee work-based learning and principal mentorship statewide in Standard 1 and requiring the Board of Education to establish and oversee the local implementation of teacher leader and teacher mentor programs in Standard 5. The bill also makes several changes relating to school personnel in Standard 2, including (i) establishing schoolwide ratios of students to teachers in certain schools with high concentrations of poverty and granting flexibility to provide compensation adjustments to teachers in such schools; (ii) requiring each school board to assign licensed personnel in a manner that provides an equitable distribution of experienced, effective teachers and other personnel among all schools in the local school division; (iii) requiring each school board to employ teacher leaders and teacher mentors at specified student-to-position ratios; (iv) requiring state funding in addition to basic aid to support at-risk students and granting flexibility in the use of such funds by school boards; (v) lowering the ratio of English language learner students to teachers; (vi) requiring each school board to employ reading specialists and establishing a student-to-position ratio for such specialists; (vii) requiring school boards to employ one full-time principal in each elementary school; (viii) lowering the ratio of students to assistant principals and school counselors in elementary, middle, and high schools; and (ix) requiring each school board to provide at least four specialized student support positions, including school social workers, school psychologists, school nurses, and other licensed health and behavioral positions, per 1,000 students. Read the Bill »

Outcome

Bill Has Failed

History

DateAction
01/08/2020Committee
01/08/2020Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20102181D
01/08/2020Referred to Committee on Education
01/13/2020Assigned Education sub: SOL and SOQ
01/27/2020Subcommittee recommends reporting (7-Y 1-N)
01/27/2020Subcommittee recommends referring to Committee on Appropriations
01/29/2020Reported from Education (18-Y 3-N) (see vote tally)
01/29/2020Referred to Committee on Appropriations
02/11/2020Left in Appropriations

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