School boards; planning time & planning periods for elementary, middle, & high school teachers. (SB134)

Introduced By

Sen. Richard Stuart (R-Westmoreland) with support from co-patron Sen. Lynwood Lewis (D-Accomac)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


School boards; teachers; planning time and planning periods. Requires each local school board to ensure that each elementary school teacher has an average of one 45-minute period per school day of planning time and that each middle and high school teacher is provided an average of one planning period per school day or the equivalent, which shall be at least 45 minutes or one class period, whichever is longer. The bill permits local school boards and teachers to enter into an appropriate contractual arrangement providing for compensation in lieu of such planning time or period. Under current law, public elementary school teachers are guaranteed at least an average of 30 minutes of planning time per school day during a school week. The provisions of the bill are contingent on funding in a general appropriation act. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


12/18/2019Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20101401D
12/18/2019Referred to Committee on Education and Health
01/07/2020Impact statement from DPB (SB134)
01/09/2020Reported from Education and Health (9-Y 6-N) (see vote tally)
01/09/2020Rereferred to Finance and Appropriations
02/04/2020Reported from Finance and Appropriations with amendment (13-Y 0-N 1-A)
02/04/2020Reported from Finance and Appropriations with amendments (13-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/05/2020Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/06/2020Read second time
02/06/2020Reading of amendments waived
02/06/2020Committee amendments agreed to
02/06/2020Passed by for the day
02/07/2020Read second time
02/07/2020Engrossed by Senate as amended SB134E
02/07/2020Printed as engrossed 20101401D-E
02/10/2020Read third time and passed Senate (31-Y 8-N) (see vote tally)
02/13/2020Placed on Calendar
02/13/2020Read first time
02/13/2020Referred to Committee on Education
02/17/2020Reported from Education with amendment (21-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
02/17/2020Referred to Committee on Appropriations
02/17/2020Assigned App. sub: Elementary & Secondary Education
02/19/2020Impact statement from DPB (SB134E)
02/19/2020Subcommittee recommends reporting (8-Y 0-N)
02/21/2020Reported from Appropriations (20-Y 2-N) (see vote tally)
02/25/2020Read second time
02/26/2020Read third time
02/26/2020Committee amendment agreed to
02/26/2020Engrossed by House as amended
02/26/2020Passed House with amendment (90-Y 9-N)
02/26/2020VOTE: Passage (90-Y 9-N) (see vote tally)
02/28/2020Passed by for the day
03/02/2020House amendment rejected by Senate (1-Y 38-N) (see vote tally)
03/03/2020House insisted on amendment
03/03/2020House requested conference committee
03/04/2020Senate acceded to request (34-Y 5-N 1-A) (see vote tally)
03/04/2020Conferees appointed by Senate
03/04/2020Senators: Stuart, Petersen, Hashmi
03/05/2020Conferees appointed by House
03/05/2020Delegates: VanValkenburg, Bourne, Robinson
03/12/2020No further action taken
03/12/2020Failed to pass in Senate