Public elementary & secondary school teachers; probationary term of service, performance evaluation. (SB98)

Introduced By

Sen. Mamie Locke (D-Hampton) with support from co-patron Del. Kaye Kory (D-Falls Church)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Public elementary and secondary school teachers; probationary term of service; performance evaluation. Removes (i) the option for local school boards to extend the three-year probationary term of service for teachers by up to two additional years and (ii) the prohibition against school boards reemploying any teacher whose performance evaluation during the probationary term of service is unsatisfactory. This bill is identical to HB 365. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


12/05/2019Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20102414D
12/05/2019Referred to Committee on Education and Health
01/07/2020Impact statement from DPB (SB98)
01/09/2020Assigned Education sub: Public Education
01/23/2020Reported from Education and Health (9-Y 6-N) (see vote tally)
01/24/2020Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/27/2020Read second time and engrossed
01/28/2020Read third time and passed Senate (27-Y 13-N) (see vote tally)
01/28/2020Reconsideration of passage agreed to by Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/28/2020Passed Senate (25-Y 15-N) (see vote tally)
02/03/2020Placed on Calendar
02/03/2020Read first time
02/03/2020Referred to Committee on Education
02/17/2020Reported from Education (17-Y 5-N) (see vote tally)
02/19/2020Read second time
02/20/2020Read third time
02/20/2020Passed House (65-Y 32-N)
02/20/2020VOTE: Passage (65-Y 32-N) (see vote tally)
02/24/2020Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB98ER)
02/24/2020Signed by Speaker
02/25/2020Signed by President
02/27/2020Impact statement from DPB (SB98ER)
02/28/2020Enrolled Bill Communicated to Governor on February 28, 2020
02/28/2020G Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., March 6, 2020
03/06/2020G Approved by Governor-Chapter 167 (effective 7/1/20)
03/06/2020G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0167)