School boards; staffing ratios of school counselors. (HB1515)

Introduced By

Del. Delores McQuinn (D-Richmond)

Progress

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

Description

School boards; staffing ratios; school counselors. Requires school boards to employ school counselors in accordance with the following ratios: (i) effective with the 2020–2021 school year, in elementary schools, one hour per day per 60 students, one full-time at 300 students, one hour per day additional time per 60 students or major fraction thereof; in middle and high schools, one period per 55 students, one full-time at 275 students, one additional period per 55 students or major fraction thereof and (ii) effective with the 2021–2022 school year, in elementary, middle, and high schools, one hour per day per 50 students, one full-time at 250 students, one additional hour per day per 50 students or major fraction thereof. Under current law, school boards are required to employ school counselors in accordance with the following ratios: in elementary schools, one hour per day per 75 students, one full-time at 375 students, one hour per day additional time per 75 students or major fraction thereof; in middle schools, one period per 65 students, one full-time at 325 students, one additional period per 65 students or major fraction thereof; in high schools, one period per 60 students, one full-time at 300 students, one additional period per 60 students or major fraction thereof. Read the Bill »

Outcome

Bill Has Failed

History

DateAction
01/08/2020Committee
01/08/2020Presented and ordered printed 20100773D
01/08/2020Referred to Committee on Education
01/15/2020Assigned Education sub: SOL and SOQ
01/27/2020Subcommittee recommends striking from docket (8-Y 0-N)
02/11/2020Left in Education

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