In-person instruction; education vouchers, etc. (HB5011)

Introduced By

Del. Michael Webert (R-Marshall) with support from co-patrons Del. Todd Gilbert (R-Woodstock), and Del. Wendell Walker (R-Lynchburg)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


In-person instruction; education vouchers; emergency. Requires, in the event that any school board does not provide the option of in-person instruction as the sole method of instruction for any enrolled student, the parent of any such student who withdraws his child from attendance to receive, upon request, an education voucher in an amount equal to a prorated share of the applicable Standards of Quality per-pupil state funds appropriated for public school purposes and apportioned to the school division, including the per-pupil share of state sales tax funding in basic aid and any state per-pupil share of special education funding for which the child is eligible, to cover the expenses of providing in-person instruction in an alternative setting. The bill permits the Department of Education to establish rules, regulations, or procedures for the issuance of such education vouchers. The bill contains an emergency clause. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


08/13/2020Prefiled and ordered printed with emergency clause; offered 08/18/20 20200551D
08/13/2020Referred to Committee on Education
08/20/2020Impact statement from DHCD/CLG (HB5011)
08/27/2020Impact statement from DPB (HB5011)
11/09/2020Left in Education