Standards of Quality; work-based learning, teacher leaders and mentors, principal mentors. (SB728)

Introduced By

Sen. Jennifer McClellan (D-Richmond) with support from co-patron Sen. Lynwood Lewis (D-Accomac)

Progress

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

Description

Standards of Quality; work-based learning; teacher leaders and mentors; principal mentors; certain personnel positions and initiatives. Makes several changes to the Standards of Quality, including requiring the establishment of a unit in the Department of Education to oversee work-based learning statewide in Standard 1 and requiring the Board of Education to establish and oversee the local implementation of teacher leader and teacher mentor programs and the establishment of a unit in the Department of Education to oversee principal mentorship statewide in Standard 5. The bill also makes several changes relating to school personnel in Standard 2, including (i) establishing schoolwide ratios of students to teachers in certain schools with high concentrations of poverty and granting flexibility to provide compensation adjustments to teachers in such schools; (ii) requiring each school board to assign licensed personnel in a manner that provides an equitable distribution of experienced, effective teachers and other personnel among all schools in the local school division; (iii) requiring each school board to employ teacher leaders and teacher mentors at specified student-to-position ratios; (iv) requiring state funding in addition to basic aid to support at-risk students and granting flexibility in the use of such funds by school boards; (v) lowering the ratio of English language learner students to teachers; (vi) requiring each school board to employ reading specialists and establishing a student-to-position ratio for such specialists; (vii) requiring school boards to employ one full-time principal in each elementary school; (viii) lowering the ratio of students to assistant principals and school counselors in elementary, middle, and high schools; and (ix) requiring each school board to provide at least four specialized student support positions, including school social workers, school psychologists, school nurses, and other licensed health and behavioral positions, per 1,000 students. The provisions of the bill are contingent on funding in a general appropriation act. Read the Bill »

Outcome

Bill Has Failed

History

DateAction
01/07/2020Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20102125D
01/07/2020Referred to Committee on Education and Health
01/27/2020Assigned Education sub: Public Education
01/27/2020Impact statement from DPB (SB728)
02/06/2020Reported from Education and Health (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/06/2020Rereferred to Finance and Appropriations
02/06/2020Reported from Finance and Appropriations with amendment (16-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/10/2020Constitutional reading dispensed (36-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/11/2020Read second time
02/11/2020Reading of amendment waived
02/11/2020Committee amendment agreed to
02/11/2020Engrossed by Senate as amended SB728E
02/11/2020Printed as engrossed 20102125D-E
02/11/2020Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/11/2020Passed Senate (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/11/2020Reconsideration of passage agreed to by Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/11/2020Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/14/2020Placed on Calendar
02/14/2020Read first time
02/14/2020Referred to Committee on Education
02/17/2020Assigned App. sub: Elementary & Secondary Education
02/17/2020Reported from Education with amendment (15-Y 7-N) (see vote tally)
02/17/2020Referred to Committee on Appropriations
03/03/2020Left in Appropriations

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