Community schools; establishment, community programs, etc. (HB1355)

Introduced By

Del. Sam Rasoul (D-Roanoke) with support from co-patrons Del. Lashrecse D. Aird (D-Petersburg), and Del. Delores McQuinn (D-Richmond)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Community Services Efficiency Act; Department of Education; community schools. Requires the Department of Education to establish an interagency task force composed of state and local agencies and entities in the areas of early childhood development, health, social services, community engagement, family engagement, higher education, communities in schools, and workforce development for the purpose of developing a program for the establishment of community schools whereby public elementary and secondary schools serve as centers for the provision of such community programs and services to students and their families as may be necessary on the basis of the unique needs of the student population to be served. The bill requires such program to include a process by which school boards and community partnerships may apply to the Department of Education to designate an elementary or secondary school in the local school division as a community school. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/08/2020Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20101221D
01/08/2020Referred to Committee on Education
01/15/2020Assigned Education sub: Pre-K-12
01/20/2020Impact statement from DPB (HB1355)
01/27/2020House subcommittee amendments and substitutes offered
01/27/2020Subcommittee recommends reporting with substitute (4-Y 2-N)
01/27/2020Subcommittee recommends referring to Committee on Appropriations
01/29/2020Committee substitute printed 20105737D-H1
01/29/2020Assigned App. sub: Elementary & Secondary Education
01/29/2020Reported from Education with substitute (13-Y 9-N) (see vote tally)
01/29/2020Referred to Committee on Appropriations
02/03/2020House subcommittee amendments and substitutes offered
02/03/2020Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment (7-Y 0-N)
02/03/2020Reported from Appropriations with amendment (14-Y 4-N) (see vote tally)
02/05/2020Read first time
02/06/2020Impact statement from DPB (HB1355H1)
02/06/2020Read second time
02/06/2020Committee on Education substitute agreed to 20105737D-H1
02/06/2020Committee on Appropriations amendment agreed to
02/06/2020Engrossed by House - committee substitute with amendment HB1355EH1
02/06/2020Printed as engrossed 20105737D-EH1
02/07/2020Read third time and passed House (64-Y 36-N)
02/07/2020VOTE: Passage (64-Y 36-N) (see vote tally)
02/10/2020Constitutional reading dispensed
02/10/2020Referred to Committee on Education and Health
02/12/2020Impact statement from DPB (HB1355EH1)
02/18/2020Assigned Education sub: Public Education
02/27/2020Reported from Education and Health (14-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
02/27/2020Rereferred to Finance and Appropriations
03/02/2020Reported from Finance and Appropriations with amendment (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/04/2020Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/05/2020Read third time
03/05/2020Reading of amendment waived
03/05/2020Committee amendment agreed to
03/05/2020Engrossed by Senate as amended
03/05/2020Passed Senate with amendment (29-Y 11-N) (see vote tally)
03/05/2020Senate amendment agreed to by House (61-Y 36-N)
03/05/2020VOTE: Adoption (61-Y 36-N) (see vote tally)
03/12/2020Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1355ER)
03/12/2020Impact statement from DPB (HB1355ER)
03/12/2020Signed by Speaker
03/12/2020Signed by President
03/17/2020Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on March 17, 2020
03/17/2020G Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 11, 2020
04/08/2020G Approved by Governor-Chapter 872 (effective 7/1/20)
04/08/2020G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0872)


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