Board of Education; uniform minimum standards modern; public school buildings. (SB5)

Introduced By

Sen. Bill Stanley (R-Moneta) with support from co-patron Del. Kaye Kory (D-Falls Church)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Board of Education; uniform minimum standards for modern public school buildings. Requires the Board of Education to prescribe by regulation uniform minimum standards for the erection of modern public school buildings and the modernization of existing public school buildings for the purpose of promoting positive educational outcomes for each public elementary and secondary school student. The bill requires such regulations to include uniform minimum modern public school building standards that promote (i) the delivery of instruction that complies with the Standards of Learning by addressing enrollment capacity and available space and (ii) the health and safety of each enrolled student. The bill requires each school board to annually (a) assess and report to the Board the extent to which each public school building in the local school division complies with such uniform minimum standards and (b) submit to the Board a long-range plan for compliance with such uniform minimum standards, including an assessment of the cost of such compliance, in any case in which the school board determines that a public school building in the local school division does not comply with such standards. Read the Bill »


01/09/2020: passed committee


11/18/2019Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20100391D
11/18/2019Referred to Committee on Education and Health
01/09/2020Reported from Education and Health (14-Y 0-N 1-A) (see vote tally)
01/09/2020Rereferred to Finance and Appropriations
01/15/2020Impact statement from DPB (SB5)

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